The National Lacrosse League announced today that Comcast Spectacor, the firm that owns the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center, has acquired Philadelphia's newest professional sports team: the 11th National Lacrosse League franchise.
Commissioner, Nick Sakiewicz, and Comcast Spectacor President/CEO, Dave Scott, announced the acquisition today. The announcement was especially welcome as the Philadelphia Wings was one of the original original four franchises in the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League, having joined the League in 1987.
Here in Denver, Mammoth General Manager, Dan Carey, is excited about the League's growth:
“Historically, Philadelphia has been a great city for professional lacrosse. Their fans are passionate, and I am sure they are ready and excited to welcome back a National Lacrosse League team.”
Further details will follow on Thursday, September 14. Team officials will reveal details surrounding the team’s name, when the first season of play will commence, and where the games will be held.
Fans can watch the press conference on NLLTV.com on Thursday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m.