The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today announced that the NLL Board of Governors has officially approved the start of the 2021-22 season for the weekend of December 3-4. The schedule will call for 18 regular season games followed by Playoffs and a Championship Series.
“During what has been a very challenging year and uncertain times, we are thrilled to finally announce that the NLL will return to play in December. We want to thank everyone that has helped us navigate the last 12 months with tough decisions, learning new innovations and, most importantly, still finding a way to grow,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “We are very excited to welcome the NLL’s 14th team, Panther City Lacrosse Club, to the upcoming season and confident it will be another record-setting year. Thank you to our fans whose passion and commitment continues to inspire us every day. We are raring to go with a robust run up to the opening face-off already in the works.”
The Rochester Knighthawks enter their second season in the National Lacrosse League in 2021-22 after seeing their inaugural campaign cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019-20.
“To say we are excited to get back on the turf would be an understatement,” said Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey. “While the cancellation of our season was certainly disappointing for all of us, it is so great to finally have some clarity on when we will be back to competing. We thank all of our fans for their continued support throughout these unprecedented times and we look forward to getting the season underway in December.”
The 2021-22 season will be the debut of the NLL in Texas with Panther City Lacrosse Club playing at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as the return of the NLL to the Capital Region, New York with Albany NLL (team name contest currently underway visit albanynll.com to learn more) and its new ownership group at the Times Union Center.
Details about the 2021 NLL Draft, player training camps, player combine, broadcast partner(s), the relaunch of the NLL Hall of Fame and other league and team information will be coming in the next few months.
Knighthawks 2021-22 season tickets are on sale now and start at just $17 per seat. For the latest Knighthawks news and information, visit www.rochesterknighthawks.com and follow the team on social media.
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 14 franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, New England BlackWolves, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (taking action on the floor in the 2021-22 season), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.