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National Lacrosse League Expands into the State of Texas

Texas- The National Lacrosse League will be having a new team in Texas and is very excited about expanding their brand.

“We welcome Fort Worth as our 14th team and are excited to be working with a first-class organization led by Bill Cameron, Greg Bibb and the leadership at Dickies Arena, one of the premier state-of-the-art facilities in the United States,” NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz said. “Greg’s accomplishments with the WNBA’s Dallas Wings, one of the greatest business success stories in professional sports in North America, and a Fort Worth fan base who craves what we provide fun-filled nonstop action will make this franchise a must-see and must follow, not only for fans in the area around Fort Worth, but for the global sports business community, and all those with a passion for lacrosse. All the pieces we look for in a new partner are in place and we have already begun assisting with the ramp-up to the opener 18 months from now.”

The team will be located in Forth Worth, Texas and despite the pandemic and financial crisis around the globe, this is the first expansion team in any sports organization in 2020. The last expansion team that was announced for any sports team was in 2019 when it was announced that Sacramento was going to be awarded a soccer team. The team has not been named yet, but the logistics are working itself out. All of the home games will be played in Dickies Arena.

“Dickies Arena is excited to add the NLL to its event list,” said TDMC’s Matt Homan, President and General Manager of Dickies Arena. “We believe there is a solid ownership team along with the strength of the NLL. We are looking forward to working with Bill and Greg’s team locally to make sure that the Fort Worth community has a long term franchise.”

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