(Tuesday, Sept. 20) – The Georgia Swarm today announced its 2017 regular season schedule. Georgia opens the season at home against the two-time defending champion Saskatchewan Rush on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7:05 p.m. ET from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena. The Swarm will hit the road the following week to take on the reigning East Division champs, the Buffalo Bandits, on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Fans can take advantage of a special Home Opener Ticket & T-Shirt Package for only $99! Fans will receive (3) Lower-Level Sideline Tickets and (3) Swarm T-Shirts (a 4th Ticket and T-Shirt can be added to the package for only $20!). Call 844-4-GASWARM to purchase your Home Opener package today!
Over 9,000 fans witnessed Georgia win its inaugural home opener this past January against the Toronto Rock; the game also aired on FOX Sports Southeast. The Swarm finished 8-10 in 2016 and clinched a playoff spot in the East Division where they ultimately lost on the road to the New England Black Wolves in an overtime thriller, 14-13, in the Division Semifinals. Georgia will get its first chance at revenge against New England at The Hive on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:35 p.m.
“We’re excited to begin Year 2 of Georgia Swarm Lacrosse here at The Hive,” Swarm Co-Owner and President Andy Arlotta said. “Our organization is committed to offering Swarm fans with an action-packed entertainment experience at an affordable rate at one of the best venues in the Southeast. There’s a lot to look forward to in regards to our team on the field, and we’ve made several moves this offseason to better position ourselves for a run at the Champion’s Cup.”
Georgia’s regular season schedule consists of 18 games from early January to late April, and nine home games at Infinite Energy Arena. All games take place on the weekends and feature FREE PARKING.
Lower Level Season Ticket Packages for the 2017 Swarm season start as low as $25 per ticket, per game, and can be purchased by calling 844-4-GASWARM or visiting GeorgiaSwarm.com/SeasonTickets. Single-game tickets will be available for purchase at a later date this fall.
By opponent, the Swarm’s 18-game schedule breaks down as follows: Buffalo Bandits (Home: April 15; Away: Jan. 14, April 22 = 3 total); Calgary Roughnecks (Home: March 17; Away: March 4 = 2 total); Colorado Mammoth (Home: April 1; Away: Feb. 4 = 2 total); New England Black Wolves (Home: Jan. 20, Feb. 11; Away: March 12, April 7 = 4 total); Rochester Knighthawks (Home: Feb. 19, April 29; Away: April 28 = 3 total); Saskatchewan Rush (Home: Jan. 7 = 1 total); Toronto Rock (Home: March 24; Away: Feb. 17 = 2 total) and Vancouver Stealth (Away: Jan. 28 = 1 total).
By month, the schedule breaks down as follows: January (2 home, 2 away = 4 total); February (2 home, 2 away = 4 total); March (2 home, 2 away = 4 total) and April (3 home, 3 away = 6 total).
By day, the schedule breaks down as follows: Saturday (10), Friday (6) and Sunday (2).
Georgia will also face two back-to-back weekends this season: Feb. 17 & 19 (@TOR, ROCH) and April 28-29 (@ROCH, ROCH).