The rumors were correct, Albany is getting a professional lacrosse team. For the first time since the Albany Attack left in 2003, there's going to be professional lacrosse played at Albany. The National Lacrosse League will see one of its top teams the New England Black Wolves relocate from Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut to theTimes Union Center.

Today's press conference live from the Times Union Center made the news official that one of the fastest played and growing games will return to Albany this Fall. Finding out we have a team that's already successful and not just an expansion team is a definite plus. The Albany NLL team does not have a new name yet but what they do have is a five-year lease with the Times Union Center and a plan to start playing this Fall.

The team bringing pro Lacrosse back to the Capital Region is lead by a familiar face, George Manias and his whole team are back and he says we can expect the same great times and competition we got from the Albany Empire. The Albany NLL Head Coach Glen Clark is no stranger to the Times Union Center and Albany lacrosse. He was on the 2002 Toronto Rock team that beat the Attack for the NLL Championship. Oliver Marte heads the ownership group. He's a former world-class lacrosse player and current Health Care Investor and Hedge Fund owner. All together we should have a great start/return of professional lacrosse in Albany.

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