Minnesota Swarm Announce 2013 Regular Season ScheduleSeptember 4, 2012 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) Minnesota Swarm
Minnesota returns to Treasure Island Field at Xcel Energy Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 for its home opener against the Washington Stealth. 2013 Swarm Season Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-888-MN-SWARM or visiting mnswarm.com. Single Game Tickets will go on sale Monday, Oct. 1.
Prior to facing the Stealth, the Swarm will head to Toronto on Friday, Jan. 25 in part of a back-to-back weekend. Minnesota and Toronto have not faced each other since 2009 and will meet for a second time this upcoming season on Feb. 8 in St. Paul.
Minnesota enters the 2013 season after recording its most successful season in franchise history in 2012. Led on the sidelines by NLL Head Coach of the Year Joe Sullivan, the Swarm advanced to the West Division Finals for the first time in team history after finishing the regular season 9-7. Minnesota will get the opportunity to strengthen its roster for the 2013 season during the upcoming NLL Entry Draft on Oct. 1 with a league-high four 1st-round picks.
"When I look up and down our roster heading into this season, I see a lot of great players that achieved a lot last year and really bought into our system," Sullivan said. "We're looking forward to the 2013 season and we're really happy to get a chance at Toronto for the first time since 2009. We love to gauge ourselves against teams that have had success over the years."
By opponent, the Swarm's 16-game schedule breaks down as follows: Buffalo (1 home, 1 away), Calgary (1 home, 1 away), Colorado (1 home, 2 away), Edmonton (1 home, 1 away), Philadelphia (1 home, 1 away), Toronto (1 home, 1 away), and Washington (2 home, 1 away).
For the second straight season, KSTC-TV, Channel 45 will replay all eight 2013 Swarm home games.
Swarm fans looking to lock up 2013 Season Tickets can take advantage of a Buy 2, Get 2 at 50% offer. By purchasing two season tickets at full price, fans can add an additional two tickets for half the cost. Single Game Tickets will go on sale Monday, Oct. 1 and start as low as $21. For purchasing information for both Season and Single Game Tickets, fans can call 1-888-MN-SWARM or visit mnswarm.com.
MINNESOTA SWARM 2013 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
2013 Dates Opponent ( Home games in BOLD CAPS) Time (CT)
Saturday Jan. 12 @ Buffalo 6:30 p.m.
Friday Jan. 25 @ Toronto 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Jan. 26 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 2 @ Colorado 8 p.m.
Friday Feb. 8 TORONTO 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 16 CALGARY 6 p.m.
Friday Feb. 22 @ Edmonton 8 p.m.
Sunday Feb. 24 EDMONTON 2 p.m.
Sunday March 3 @ Washington 5 p.m.
Friday March 8 @ Calgary 8 p.m.
Saturday March 16 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.
Friday March 29 PHILADELPHIA 7:30 p.m.
Saturday April 6 BUFFALO 7 p.m.
Sunday April 7 @ Philadelphia 3 p.m.
Saturday April 13 @ Colorado 8 p.m.
Saturday April 20 COLORADO 7 p.m.
-- DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE --
All home games are played on Treasure Island Field at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
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