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DULUTH, Ga – September 29, 2021 – The Georgia Swarm unveiled their full regular season schedule, including home and away dates, times, and opponents for the 2021-22 NLL season.

The National Lacrosse League also released the full 2021-22 schedule for all 14 franchises.

The Swarm begin their sixth season in Georgia on Saturday, Dec. 4 when they host the Colorado Mammoth at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Field at Gas South Arena. Fans can catch the first faceoff of the season in person in Gas South Arena at 7:00 PM ET.

“We’re extremely excited to invite fans back to our arena beginning on December 4,” Swarm Co-owner and President Andy Arlotta said. “So many of our fans have expressed how much they’ve missed the unmatched gameday experience the Georgia Swarm provides, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to get back on the turf.”

Season Memberships for the 2021-22 Swarm season are available now. Fans can purchase memberships by heading to GeorgiaSwarm.com/Tickets or by calling 844-4-GASWARM. Three-game Flex Plans are also available for purchase now. Single game tickets will be available later this fall. Theme Nights for the nine individual home games will also be announced at a later date.

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The Swarm’s regular season schedule consists of 18 games, nine home and nine away stretching from Dec. 4 to April 30. All home contests are played on either Friday or Saturday on Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Field at Gas South Arena.

Following opening night, Georgia begins their road campaign with four-straight away contests. The Swarm faces the New York Riptide (Dec. 12), Philadelphia Wings (Jan. 8), Buffalo Bandits (Jan. 15) and Rochester Knighthawks (Jan. 21) on the road before hosting their second game on Jan. 29 against the Wings.

The Swarm have been waiting to re-enter Gas South Arena since Sunday, March 8, 2020, which marked the team’s last game before the COVID-19 pandemic – a one-point heartbreaker to Philadelphia. The team is eager to return to the arena after the year-and-a-half hiatus.

Georgia ended the 2019-20 season with a 7-5 record. The team won two games at home and five on the road. The Swarm finished the shortened season ranked first in the NLL in goals per game with 12.42. Reigning NLL MVP Shayne Jackson led Georgia in points (73) and goals (31) and ranked third in both of those categories across the NLL during the 2019-20 season. Just behind Jackson was 2017 NLL MVP and two-time Tewaaraton Trophy winner Lyle Thompson, who notched 27 goals, amassing 60 points. The 2021-22 season promises to elicit more offensive fireworks from the perennial playoff-bound Swarm.

Defensively, Georgia led the league in caused turnovers last season after forcing 123. The team was led by Chad Tutton’s 17, while Captain Jordan MacIntosh and Joel White were tied for second with 15. Starting netminder Mike Poulin suits up with the Swarm again this season after saving 422 shots in 2019-20.

University at Albany standouts and 2014 co-recipients of the Tewaaraton Trophy, Lyle Thompson and Miles Thompson, return to Albany on Saturday, Feb. 5. The Thompsons and the Swarm face the Albany FireWolves three times this season starting with a double header in Week 10 (Home: Feb. 4; Away: Feb. 5) and another away contest on Saturday, March 19.

After just a single home game in both December and January, Georgia enjoys a backloaded home schedule. The Swarm host three home contests in the final four weeks of the regular season. The lone road game in the month of April is against league newcomer, Panther City Lacrosse Club in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, April 23. The Swarm close out the regular season at home on Saturday, April 30 against the division-rival Philadelphia Wings.

The monthly schedule breakdown is as follows: December (1 Home, 1 Away = 2 Total); January (1 Home, 3 Away = 4 Total); February (2 Home, 2 Away = 4 Total); March (2 Home, 2 Away = 4 Total); April (3 Home, 1 Away = 4 Total).

The daily schedule breakdown is as follows: Friday (3 Home, 1 Away = 4 Total); Saturday (6 Home, 7 Away = 13 Total); Sunday (0 Home, 1 Away = 1 Total)

The opponent schedule breakdown is as follows: Albany FireWolves (Home: Feb. 4, Away: Feb. 5., March 19); Buffalo Bandits (Home: April 16, Away: Jan. 15); Colorado Mammoth (Home: Dec. 4); Halifax Thunderbirds (Home: March 12, Away: Feb. 19); New York Riptide (Home: Feb. 12, Away: Dec. 12); Panther City Lacrosse Club (Away: April 23); Philadelphia Wings (Home: Jan. 29, April 30, Away: Jan. 8); Rochester Knighthawks (Home: March 4, Away: Jan. 21); Toronto Rock (Home: April 1, Away: March 26).

The National Lacrosse League re-aligned conferences this season dividing the league into the Eastern and Western Conferences. The Swarm competes in the Eastern Conference against the Albany FireWolves (formally New England BlackWolves), Buffalo Bandits, Halifax Thunderbirds, New York Riptide, Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks and Toronto Rock.

The playoff format has also changed where the first round continues to be single elimination, while the second and Finals are best-of-three series.

2021-22 Georgia Swarm Regular Season Schedule 

Saturday Dec. 4 Colorado 7:00 PM Gas South Arena
Sunday Dec. 12 New York 3:00 PM Nassau Coliseum
Saturday Jan. 8 Philadelphia 12:00 PM Wells Fargo Center
Saturday Jan. 15 Buffalo 7:30 PM KeyBank Center
Friday Jan. 21 Rochester 7:00 PM Blue Cross Arena
Saturday Jan. 29 Philadelphia 7:00 PM Gas South Arena
Friday Feb. 4 Albany 7:30 PM Gas South Arena
Saturday Feb. 5 Albany 7:00 PM Times Union Center
Saturday Feb. 12 New York 7:00 PM Gas South Arena
Saturday Feb. 19 Halifax 6:00 PM Scotiabank Centre
Friday March 4 Rochester 7:30 PM Gas South Arena
Saturday March 12 Halifax 7:00 PM Gas South Arena
Saturday March 19 Albany 7:00 PM Times Union Center
Saturday March 26 Toronto 7:00 PM Scotiabank Arena
Friday April 1 Toronto 7:30 PM Gas South Arena
Saturday April 16 Buffalo 7:00 PM Gas South Arena
Saturday April 23 Panther City 8:00 PM Dickies Arena
Saturday April 30 Philadelphia 7:00 PM Gas South Arena

*Dates and Times subject to change

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