Swarm owner John Arlotta says in a statement that the team’s lease at the Xcel Energy Center ended this year, and “economics” don’t lend themselves to a sustainable business model for an independently owned lacrosse franchise.
The Minnesota Swarm are packing up and leaving the state after 11 seasons. Swarm co-owner John Arlotta announced Friday night that the National Lacrosse League team will relocate for the 2016 season.
Minnesota’s professional lacrosse team, which plays its home games at the Xcel Energy Center, has not offered renewals to its season ticket holders for next season, and also appears to have ended its Junior Swarm box lacrosse program. For weeks, there has been speculation that team owner John Arlotta, who bought the Swarm from Wild owner Craig Leipold in 2008, has been looking to sell the team or move it.
This week on WCCO Saturday Morning, it’s all about sports, burgers and robots. There are all sorts of things going on around the Twin Cities this weekend, and we’ve got everything you need to know in one place.
Do you love lacrosse? You can’t possibly love it as much as Aime Caines.
When Caines is coaching, he’s all in, giving his team every ounce of his energy and every octave in his vocal chords.
It’s another jam-packed episode of WCCO Saturday Morning. It’s the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, and Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak were getting into the spirit of things.
The Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa joined forces with the Minnesota National Guard and the Minnesota Swarm this week to bring the game of lacrosse to young people. Lacrosse, a sport of Native American origin, is growing in popularity in high schools around the country.
The Minnesota Swarm lacrosse team plays at the Xcel Energy Center Saturday night, taking on Washington. One reason there is optimism for the team in 2011 is one player: defenseman Joe Cinosky.