I’m not well-versed when it comes to sports, but being able to support a local team, in person, after being locked down for COVID? Count me in!
The National Lacrosse League has announced that the Albany FireWolves will be the official name of the team that recently relocated to Albany. According to their website, “The FireWolves name was developed to pay tribute to the lacrosse teams that came before them, while also recognizing and honoring the founders of the great sport of lacrosse.”
Before the move to the Capital Region, the team was called the New England Black Wolves. They received over 2000 submissions for the new name which included the Attack, Black Arrows, and the FireWolves at the top.
“The Albany FireWolves is a unique name that represents what we are going to be on and off the field,” said George Manias, Team President. “On the field, we will be fierce, like a wolf and intimidate foes who come into our den. A planned fire, like a fireplace or fire pit, always encourages a gathering. Our games will be a gathering place for our fans to rally and support our team onto victory. We will be one with our community, like a PACK and become the alpha in the Capital Region as we will offer our fans the live sporting event and entertainment value they have grown accustom to.”
The FireWolves’ inaugural season is set to begin in December and all home games will be played at the Times Union Center. More details on the 2021 schedule will be announced at a later date.