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Shamrox announce Black and Green Scrimmage

November 21, 2006 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Chicago Shamrox News Release

CHICAGO, IL November 21, 2006 - The Chicago Shamrox professional indoor lacrosse team will host a free of charge Black and Green Scrimmage and Open House on Sunday, December 3 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Sears Centre arena. Fans can meet the players of the Chicago Shamrox, the Shamrox Dance Team, Shamrox executives, purchase officially licensed apparel, watch a full-game scrimmage, obtain player autographs, and check out the view from their seat locations.

"The Black and Green Scrimmage and Open House lets our fans meet the Shamrox players and see the Sears Centre arena," said Connie Kowal, President of the Chicago Shamrox. "Not only can fans view a full-game scrimmage, but it also gives them the opportunity to see players fighting for the last few open spots on the roster. Fans may also roam around the stadium and view different seat locations and have the option of purchasing individual, group, and season tickets on the spot."

Gates for the event will open at noon with free admission and parking. Before the full-game scrimmage, members of the Shamrox will warm-up on the field while fans will hear insight and commentary from Chicago Shamrox Head Coach Jamie Batley. After the scrimmage, fans are welcomed to come on the playing field and get autographs from Shamrox players and Dance Team members.

Making their first ever appearance, the Chicago Shamrox Dance Team will take the field before the start of the scrimmage and put on a special inaugural performance. The Dance Team, which is yet to be named, consists of 21 girls from all over the Chicago area who have previous dance experience with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Rush, Luvabulls, and the Chicago White Sox Pride Crew.

"Everyone on the team is very excited to show the Shamrox fans and all of Chicago how spectacular of a team we really are," said Kim Brancamp, dance team director of the Chicago Shamrox dance team. "We have a talented dance team looking to entertain."

Black & Green Scrimmage

December 3 - Sears Centre Arena

Time Event

12:00 Doors Open

12:00 - 12:45 Meet & Greet With Front Office and Dance Team

12:45 - 1:30 Team Warm Ups

1:35 Dance Team Performance

1:50 - 3:00 Full-Game Scrimmage

3:15 - 3:45 Player Autographs

For an in-depth schedule of events for the Black and Green Scrimmage, go to the Shamrox website at

Single game tickets for all Shamrox games are now available for purchase online at, by phone at (888) SEARSTIX, or at the Sears Centre arena box office in Hoffman Estates. Individual game tickets start at only $15 per game.

Season tickets and group tickets are also on sale and start at only $10 per game by calling the Shamrox directly at 877-SHAMROX, by emailing [email protected], or for general ticket information fans can go to

The Shamrox start their indoor lacrosse play with their inaugural home opener on Saturday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. against the New York Titans. The home of the Shamrox, the Sears Centre arena, is a brand-new state-of-the-art sports facility in suburban Hoffman Estates that will host all 8 of the Shamrox home games, all of which are played on weekend dates.

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