The 2017 NLL World Champion Georgia Swarm today announced its 2018-19 regular season schedule. Georgia opens its fourth season in the metro Atlanta area with its first game at home. The Swarm’s Home Opener is set for Saturday, Dec. 15 against the New England Black Wolves. Faceoff is set for 7:05 p.m. ET from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena.
The Swarm will be celebrating Star Wars Night presented by Peachtree Orthopedics, and players will wear special Star Wars themed jerseys and shorts. Following the game, fans will have the opportunity to bid on game-used, autographed Star Wars uniforms. Select proceeds from the uniform auction will benefit the Rally Foundation.
Early-arriving fans will receive light-up Bamstix and have the opportunity to mingle with several dozen Star Wars characters in the 501st Legion, Georgia Garrison throughout the game. Tickets start at just $25, and fans can purchase tickets by visiting GeorgiaSwarm.com/StarWars or calling 844-4-GASWARM.
Swarm Season Tickets start as low as $25 per game and are On Sale Now! Season Ticket packages include 10 games (nine regular season games and one postseason game) and a handful of VIP benefits. Join #StingCity today and reserve your membership by calling 844-4-GASWARM.
The Swarm’s regular season consists of 18 games from December through late April. All nine Swarm home games will take place at Infinite Energy Arena and feature Free Parking.
The NLL has two new clubs entering competition in 2018-19, the Philadelphia Wings and San Diego Seals. Georgia will play both during the season, the Seals once at home (April 5) and the Wings at home (April 20) and away (Jan. 12).
“It’s an exciting time in the National Lacrosse League right now with two expansion teams,” Swarm Co-Owner and President Andy Arlotta said. “The level of play has never been higher, which is great for the growth of the league. Our expectations remain high yet again this season with a roster that was built to compete for world championships.
“We look forward to welcoming Swarm fans back to Sting City for a marquee matchup in our Home Opener against the defending world champs. Our organization is working hard this offseason to elevate our fan experience to another level for the 2018-19 season.”
In 2017-18, the Swarm claimed its second-straight East Division Regular Season title after winning its final six games to finish the season at 11-7. Georgia ultimately fell 9-8 against the Rochester Knighthawks in the East Division Finals.
Lyle Thompson once again led the team in scoring, finishing with 86 points (46G, 40A) and leading the team in loose balls (123) and caused turnovers (21), as well. Thompson also received the NLL Sportsmanship Award and was named to the NLL All-Pro Second Team.
2018-19 GEORGIA SWARM REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
|Saturday||Dec. 15||NEW ENGLAND||7:05 p.m.||Infinite Energy Arena|
|Friday||Dec. 28||at Toronto||7:30 p.m.||Scotiabank Arena|
|Saturday||Jan. 5||VANCOUVER||7:05 p.m.||Infinite Energy Arena|
|Saturday||Jan. 12||at Philadelphia||7:00 p.m.||Wells Fargo Center|
|Friday||Jan. 18||at Toronto||7:30 p.m.||Scotiabank Arena|
|Saturday||Jan. 19||at New England||7:00 p.m.||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Friday||Feb. 1||NEW ENGLAND||7:35 p.m.||Infinite Energy Arena|
|Saturday||Feb. 2||at Rochester||7:30 p.m.||Blue Cross Arena|
|Saturday||Feb. 9||BUFFALO||7:05 p.m.||Infinite Energy Arena|
|Saturday||Feb. 16||at Colorado||9:00 p.m.||Pepsi Center|
|Sunday||March 3||ROCHESTER||4:05 p.m.||Infinite Energy Arena|
|Saturday||March 9||at Buffalo||7:30 p.m.||KeyBank Center|
|Friday||March 15||at Rochester||7:30 p.m.||Blue Cross Arena|
|Friday||March 22||TORONTO||7:35 p.m.||Infinite Energy Arena|
|Friday||April 5||SAN DIEGO||7:35 p.m.||Infinite Energy Arena|
|Saturday||April 13||at Calgary||9:00 p.m.||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|Saturday||April 20||PHILADELPHIA||7:05 p.m.||Infinite Energy Arena|
*Dates and Times subject to change