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Stealth Move North To Washington

June 17, 2009 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - San Jose Stealth News Release

The management of the Stealth franchise have announced that the team is leaving San Jose after six seasons and moving to Everett, Washington. Everett is a suburb of Seattle, and the team will play at the Comcast Arena. The move is effective immediately, and the club will play in Everett starting with the upcoming 2010 season.

The new home arena for the franchise is the Comcast Arena in Everett, Washington, 30 miles north of Seattle. The 8,300-seat arena is also home to the Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips. The team's new name will be announced at a formal press conference in Everett next week.

"We are very excited about our move to the Comcast Arena at Everett and to introduce the region to the thrilling and fast-paced sport of professional indoor lacrosse," said Stealth owner Denise Watkins. "It is a wonderful opportunity for the franchise. There is a strong lacrosse community already present in Everett and the greater Seattle area. We look forward to becoming an active partner and helping to continue the growth of lacrosse with local high schools and clubs."

"We are thrilled to welcome the world-class National Lacrosse League and Stealth professional lacrosse to the Puget Sound region," said Kim Bedier, Global Spectrum's General Manager for the Comcast Arena at Everett. "Combine the consistently overwhelming support from our fans for sporting events at the Comcast Arena with one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and we are certain to have a great inaugural season."

The National Lacrosse League is the premier professional league in the sport of lacrosse, and features the world's best lacrosse players. The 2010 season will begin in January, and will mark the league's 24th year of pro indoor lacrosse. NLL games draw an average attendance of more than 10,000 fans per game. Total league attendance has exceeded one million fans for each of the past four seasons. "We're excited about coming to the greater Seattle area and the great State of Washington, where the sport of lacrosse is booming," said NLL Commissioner George Daniel. "We look forward to seeing NLL games played at the Comcast Arena in Everett this upcoming season and beyond."

The team is already accepting deposits on 2010 season tickets. Season tickets start as low as $75 for eight games. Great seats can be reserved by putting down a deposit of $50. For more information, call 1-877-MY-75-TIX, email [email protected] or visit

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