The team will play its home games at Valley View Casino Center in the Midway District of Point Loma.
“Today is a truly monumental day for the National Lacrosse League and the City of San Diego,” said NLL commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “This announcement is the culmination of months of work, and part of the five-year strategic plan to grow the sport of lacrosse through the thoughtful expansion of the NLL. The League’s owners and I are thrilled to welcome San Diego as the 10th franchise in the National Lacrosse League.”
Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance in professional indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NBA and NHL. In 2017, the League’s average attendance was nearly 9,500 fans per game.
“We’re thrilled to bring professional lacrosse to San Diego and welcome the National Lacrosse League to its new home in Southern California,” said Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. “San Diegans are among the most passionate sports fans you can find and they are going to love the action and excitement this new franchise is going to bring.”
The team is owned by Joe Tsai, a 53-year-old businessman who played college lacrosse.
“I have a strong passion for lacrosse, and look forward to bringing the NLL to San Diego,” said Tsai. “Our team is committed to creating a fan-first experience and to being an integral part of the local community.”
This fall, the team name, logo and brand will be unveiled at a special event.
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