ALBANY, NY – The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) has announced that it will return to the Capital Region this summer for the first stop of their 2022 season. Tom & Mary Casey Stadium at the University at Albany will be the home to the PLL training camp from May 27 – June 3, and host Opening Weekend on June 4 and 5. Five members of the Albany FireWolves National Lacrosse League (NLL) team also play in the PLL and will return to Albany for the start of the outdoor season.
“After a successful inaugural season for our Albany FireWolves NLL box team, we are excited to partner with and welcome the PLL back to the Capital Region,” said George Manias, President of the FireWolves. “It will be fun to see our FireWolves players compete against each other and showcase their talents in the outdoor game. We wish our guys and the PLL the best of luck this season and are confident that Albany will once again be successful stop in the PLL tour.”
Each of the eight teams will bring a 30-man roster to Albany for training camp, eventually cutting down to 25-man rosters for the season. Four scrimmages will be held on May 31 and will be open to all Opening Weekend ticket holders. More information on the scrimmages will be announced soon at www.PremierLacrosseLeague.com.
Among the FireWolves players in the PLL are Joe Resetarits (Chaos), Joe Nardella (Whipsnakes), Andrew Kew (Chaos), Charlie Kitchen (Waterdogs), and Brad Smith (Whipsnakes). Fans can watch the Whipsnakes and Chaos on Saturday night at 9 p.m. and the Waterdogs on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Members of the FireWolves front office will be in the Premier Zone tailgate area, located just outside the field, on Saturday and Sunday before and during all the PLL action. Fans are encouraged to stop by the FireWolves tent to win team prizes and learn about information ahead of the 2022-23 NLL season.
Fans interested in attending the PLL’s Opening Weekend and catching some of the FireWolves players in action in the outdoor game on June 4 and 5 can secure their tickets here!
Season tickets for the 2022-23 Albany FireWolves season are available now! Reserve your tickets in the Wolves den today for just $25! For more information, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.
About Albany FireWolves
The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the MVP Arena in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas NLL, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.
For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.
About MVP Arena
MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com/.
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