ATLANTA (April 27, 2020) – The Georgia Swarm are proud to announce their championship-winning game from 2017 will air on Atlanta’s CW69 for the first time ever in the Atlanta market on Saturday, May 2. This broadcast of Game 2 of the 2017 NLL Finals will feature audio commentary from the Swarm general manager, head coach, and players throughout the game.
Airing from 8-10:30 p.m. ET, sports fans in Atlanta can relive an Atlanta championship and watch how the Swarm brought the city its first professional sports world championship in nearly 22 years in a dramatic fashion. Up 1-0 in a best-of-three series against the two-time defending champion Saskatchewan Rush, the Swarm battled until the very last second of regulation to force overtime with seconds left in the game, ultimately scoring the last goal of the season to sweep through the 2017 NLL postseason and earn the franchise its first world championship.
“Atlanta’s CW69 is giving Atlanta sports fans an unprecedented opportunity to see the game where we earned a world championship in just our second season in the market,” Swarm Co-Owner and President Andy Arlotta said. “Being broadcast on local TV for the first time, this is a great introduction to the highest level of professional box lacrosse. Atlanta’s CW69’s production and addition of audio commentary from Swarm personnel make this can’t-miss-television.”
“We are excited to bring this historic sports moment to Atlanta television for the first time. The Georgia Swarm brought a world championship home to our state and made us all proud,” said Tom Canedo, President and General Manager of Atlanta’s CW69.
Swarm Owner and General Manager John Arlotta, Head Coach Ed Comeau, team captain Jordan MacIntosh, 2017 NLL MVP Lyle Thompson, game-winning scorer Miles Thompson, and goaltender Mike Poulin will break down key points of the game, including the play in the final seconds of regulation which forced overtime.
About the Georgia Swarm:
The Georgia Swarm Pro Lacrosse team is a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), which is North America’s professional indoor lacrosse league featuring the best players in the world. In 2017, the Swarm became NLL World Champions after a historic 17-5 season. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for professional indoor sports worldwide behind only the NHL and NBA. The league is comprised of 13 franchises across the U.S. and Canada and the 2019-20 NLL season will mark the league’s 34th year. The Swarm competes in an 18-game regular season schedule from December to April, followed by the NLL Playoffs in May and June. The Swarm plays their home games at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Ga.