I know lacrosse is a fairly uncommon sport, but it is rising in popularity. I have played lacrosse since I was in 7th grade, during college and here and there for the past 10 years since college; ok so I gave up my age. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the 2012 Season Home Opener of The Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse Team and we had a blast! The game has changed over the past few years regarding regulations but that didn’t make it any less amazing. The fans were great and respectable, the seats were incredible and the stadium staff was awesome! We sat in a club box so we had a private bathroom and a wait staff there for our needs, not to mention that we had a private bar as well! Those amenities in and of itself makes the event that much more enjoyable. It was pretty awesome to be able to go to a season home opener, the excitement is unspeakable!
I can’t say that I personally have followed much of professional lacrosse since I have “grown up” but the players are dedicated to the sport just as any other sport out there. They play their hearts out and try to make a great name for Philadelphia. This particular game was against the Rochester Knighthawks and they sure did make Philly play hard! Rochester was tough. The Wings started out great, then it started to show how much competition Rochester really was. They gave The Wings a run for their money to say the least. But hey, you win some, you lose some…as long as you played to the best of your ability that is all that matters! Like I said, no matter what the outcome was, we had a blast and I would do it again in a heart beat! Be prepared to see some fighting and lots of action!
If you are interested in going to see The Philadelphia Wings play this season, click here! I do have to tell you, a discount code is available so keep your eyes open, it will be coming in the next few days. The next home game is Sat. January 21 against the Washington Stealth! Tickets range from $10 to $75, but there really wasn’t a bad seat in the house!
A little bit about The Philadelphia Wings:
“The Wings are one of the most decorated teams in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) with six championships. Each season the Wings and the NLL bring the top lacrosse players in the world to the Wells Fargo Center to showcase their brand of fast paced, high scoring and hard hitting action. The NLL teams each play a 16-game regular season schedule (eight home & eight away) that begins January and runs through April. The regular season is followed by the Champions Cup Playoffs, a single elimination tournament to crown the league’s top team.”
Disclaimer: I was offered the opportunity to go the Philadelphia Wings Home Opener by Wells Fargo, Comcast-Spectacor in return for a review of the game. The opinions expressed throughout the review are solely my opinions.