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2008 Riptide Schedule Set

January 17, 2008 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL)
Los Angeles Riptide News Release


CARSON, CALIFORNIA - Thursday, January 17, 2008 - The Los Angeles Riptide of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today their 2008 season schedule, opening on the road on May 17 against the Denver Outlaws, and at home in the Soccer Stadium at The Home Depot Center on May 25 at 7:00 p.m. against the Chicago Machine.

The Riptide's 2008 home opener marks the first time the MLL Western Conference Champions have played in the 27,000-seat state-of-the-art stadium. It will also be the first lacrosse match played in the Soccer Stadium since the 2005 "First 4" Division I Men's NCAA Lacrosse tournament featuring Notre Dame, North Carolina, Georgetown and Syracuse. The 2005 collegiate double-headers were the first-ever lacrosse matches played at The Home Depot Center, and the first-ever Division I men's lacrosse played in the state of California.

Other highlights on the Riptide 2008 MLL regular season schedule include a visit from the Long Island Lizards on Saturday, June 21, and a road trip to Rochester and defending MLL MVP John Grant Jr., whom the Riptide defeated in the 2007 NB Zip MLL Semifinal match up in Rochester on August 24.

Then on Saturday, July 26, the Riptide welcome the back-to-back MLL champion Philadelphia Barrage for their first appearance in Los Angeles since the 2006 New Balance MLL Championship Weekend.

The season will round out with a home-and-home set of games against the San Francisco Dragons, with the season finale on Saturday, August 9 against the Dragons at Orange Coast College in Orange County, California.

Come see the 2007 Western Conference Champion L.A. Riptide for six action packed home games. Individual tickets to see the Riptide this summer at Home Depot Center are yet to be determined, but season tickets are now on sale. For more information, call Scott Sawyer at 213-763-2683 or Russell Chase at 213-763-2652 or visit www.LARIPTIDE.com .

2008 L.A. RIPTIDE SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time (PT)

Saturday, May 17 @ Denver Outlaws 6:00 PM

* Sunday, May 25 Chicago Machine 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 31 @ San Francisco Dragons 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 7 Denver Outlaws 5:30 PM

Saturday, June 21 Long Island Lizards 6:30 PM

Saturday, June 28 @ Rochester Rattlers 4:00 PM

Saturday, July 5 @ Chicago Machine 5:00 PM

Saturday, July 12 Denver Outlaws 6:30 PM

Saturday, July 19 @ Chicago Machine 5:00 PM

Saturday, July 26 Philadelphia Barrage 4:00 PM

Saturday, August 2 @ San Francisco Dragons 7:00 PM

# Saturday, August 9 San Francisco Dragons 8:00 PM

*Denotes game will be played in the Soccer Stadium at the Home Depot Center.

#Denotes game will be played at Orange Coast College.

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