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Shamrox announce inaugural schedule

August 29, 2006 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Chicago Shamrox News Release

CHICAGO, IL August 29, 2006 - The Chicago Shamrox indoor professional lacrosse team today announced their schedule and ticket prices for the 2007 National Lacrosse League (NLL) season, featuring eight (8) home games with five (5) on Saturday night and three (3) Sunday matinees. All home games will be played at the new Sears Centre arena in suburban Hoffman Estates.

The first ever Chicago Shamrox home game is scheduled for Saturday, January 6th at 7:30 p.m. against New York. The season opener will be a showdown between the NLL's two 2007 expansion teams.

"We're excited with our Shamrox schedule, all weekend dates at the Sears Centre arena, something we think fans will like," said Kevin Loughery Jr., co-owner and Managing Partner for the team. "And what a great way to start our inaugural season, Chicago against New York. Opening Night should be something special on January 6th."

Date Opponent Time
Sat. January 6 NEW YORK 7:30 p.m.
Sat. January 13 at Minnesota Swarm 7:00 p.m.
Sat. January 20 at New York 7:00 p.m.
Fri. January 26 at San Jose Stealth 9:30 p.m.
Sat. February 3 at Rochester Knighthawks 6:35 p.m.
Sun. February 11 BUFFALO BANDITS 3:00 p.m.
Sun. February 18 at Toronto Rock 2:00 p.m.
Sat. February 24 MINNESOTA SWARM 7:30 p.m.
Fri. March 2 at Arizona Sting 8:30 p.m.
Sat. March 17 ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS 7:30 p.m.
Sat. March 24 at Philadelphia Wings 6:30 p.m.
Sun. March 25 NEW YORK 3:00 p.m.
Sat. March 31 at Buffalo Bandits 6:30 p.m.
Sun. April 1 EDMONTON RUSH 3:00 p.m.
Sat. April 7 TORONTO ROCK 7:30 p.m.
Sat. April 14 PHILADELPHIA WINGS 7:30 p.m.

* All home games are held at Sears Centre arena and listed in CAPS
**All times Chicago central time

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A notable highlight and an appropriate promotional date on the Shamrox home schedule includes a night game on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday March 17 at 7:30 p.m. against the Rochester Knighthawks, with green to be the theme of the night.

Ticket prices for the Chicago Shamrox eight-game home season were also announced by the team, as season tickets go on sale Wednesday morning, August 30. Season ticket pricing starts at only $10 a game with $15, $20 and $25 per-game options also available. A limited number of lower level front row "on the glass" and upper level front row seats are available at VIP pricing. Group ticket reservations also go on sale Wednesday morning August 30. Both season tickets and group tickets feature discounts off individual game prices.

"We've tried to build a fan-friendly schedule, with fan-friendly ticket prices to allow lacrosse fans, families, companies and sports fans in general to be a part of Chicago Shamrox indoor lacrosse games," said Conrad "Connie" Kowal, Shamrox Team President. "Indoor lacrosse is a great spectator sport and we're excited to get going. It all starts January 6th, but season tickets go on sale now."

To order Season Tickets, fans can call 1-866-4CHI-NLL. For complete information about the Shamrox, fans can visit the team's official website, www.ChicagoShamrox.com


About the Sears Centre arena:
Sears Centre arena is an 11,000-seat multi-purpose family entertainment, cultural and sports center under construction in Hoffman Estates' Prairie Stone Business Park, 10 miles west of Woodfield Mall off of I-90. For Chicago Shamrox pro indoor lacrosse games, the Sears Centre will have a 9,500 capacity. For more information, visit www.searscentre.com.

About the NLL:
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America's professional indoor lacrosse league, entering its 21st season and featuring the best lacrosse players in the world. Today's NLL has thirteen teams playing in the major markets of the United States and Canada. NLL teams each play a 16-game regular-season schedule (eight home and eight away) that begins in January and runs through April, followed by the Champion's Cup Playoffs. All games are played on the weekends.

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