Halifax will be receiving a National Lacrosse League team, the commissioner of the NLL along with members from the municipal and provincial government announced today.
The NLL, the largest men’s pro indoor lacrosse league in all of North America, said they had a very enjoyable experience in planning to move a team to the city over the past multiple years.
“We chose Halifax and Nova Scotia for a reason,” said Styres. “It has a strong reputation for its loyal, passionate fans and the community has already started to feel like home.”
The team will be relocating from Rochester next year, a press release said Thursday.
“A team is coming to Halifax under the ownership of Curt Styres. Styres is the current owner and general manager of the Rochester Knighthawks.”
The Commissioner of the league, Nick Sakiewicz, was also on hand for the major announcement.
“Known as a great events city with a passionate, loyal and hungry fan base for major league sports, Halifax proved to be an ideal location for our league’s expansion in Canada,” Sakiewicz said.
The team will be comprised of a roster from many of the current Knighthawks players current players, who will continue to play the upcoming season in Rochester before moving to Halifax under a new name and brand.
Halifax’s franchise, who will play their first game in December 2019, will have a season comprising of nine regular-season games, as well as pre-season and playoff games.
The National Lacrosse League will mark it’s thirty-third season this winter, with new franchises in San Diego and Philadelphia set to open their inaugural seasons in late 2018.
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