By TRT Staff with notes from nll.com
SAN DIEGO — The National Lacrosse League (NLL), and the San Diego Seals announced on Tuesday, December 6, that the Seals’ March 4th game against the Las Vegas Desert Dogs will be staged outside at San Diego’s new Snapdragon Stadium.
This makes the match the first regular season outdoor game in the 36-year history of the NLL.
The game will be played at 4:30 p.m., EST and will be distributed live on ESPN+, TSN.ca and the TSN app.
“Our goal for the NLL and for the sport of lacrosse is to continue to increase awareness, enthusiasm and enterprise value well beyond where it exists today. This epic setting gives us another unique opportunity to showcase our world class athletes and on-field product, and not only engage with our core audience but attract diverse sports’ fans in search of new entertainment passions,” said Brett Frood, NLL Commissioner in a press release. “We are looking forward to working with the Seals and all our supporters in Southern California to making this an event to remember.”
In addition to the Seals-Desert Dogs game on Saturday, Snapdragon Stadium will also be hosting an NCAA Women’s lacrosse tournament with two games on Friday, and two on Sunday. Teams include: San Diego State University, Stanford University, Kent State University, and UC Davis.
The games were cited as a weekend celebration of lacrosse in San Diego that lacrosse fans around southern California and visitors will be free to enjoy. Snapdragon Stadium will be scaled for 10,100 seats for the special event. The Seals will also open their home season this Friday against the Saskatchewan Rush at 7:00 p.m., at the Pechanga Arena.
As for transaction movement throughout the NLL, on November 29: The Georgia Swarm released Justin Lemcke and Miles Silva from the Hold Out List.
On November 30: The Buffalo Bandits released David Brock from the Retired List. The Calgary Roughnecks signed Kieran McKay to the Practice Player List. The New York Riptide placed Leo Stouros on the Injured Reserve List from the Active Roster. The New York Riptide placed Mason Kamminga on the Active Roster from the Practice Player List and the Panther City Lacrosse Club signed Cole Pickup to the Practice Player List.
On December 1: The Halifax Thunderbirds released Oakley Thomas from the Active Roster, signed Oakley Thomas to the Practice Player List, and signed David Brock to a one year agreement. The Saskatchewan Rush placed Jeremy Searle on the Active Roster from the Practice Player List.
And finally, on December 3: The Buffalo Bandits placed Brad McCulley on the Injured Reserve List from the Active Roster and placed Dylan Robinson on the Active Roster from the Practice Player List.