Washington Stealth journey to the Champion’s Cup was mapped out today, as the
2010 National Lacrosse League season schedule was released. The 16-game regular season begins at
the Comcast Arena at Everett on January 9, and ends at the same place on April
The NLL positions its schedule so that there are twelve divisional games and four interdivisional contests. The playoffs will take place during the month of May, with dates, times and locations to be announced. 2010 will mark the 24th season of professional indoor lacrosse.
The Stealth open the 2010 season against one of its biggest rivals, the Colorado Mammoth. It is the first of two meetings between the teams in Everett, as they wrap up the season series at the Comcast Arena on March 27.
The Stealth’s first three contests will be played at home, as they face the Edmonton Rush on January 15 followed by the Buffalo Bandits on January 22. Both Friday games will be played at 8pm PT.
The toughest stretch on the schedule comes midseason, with a five-game stretch that includes defending NLL Champion Calgary Roughnecks twice, Colorado twice and a trip to Boston to take on the 2009 East Division Finalist Blazers. It begins February 19 when the Stealth host Calgary and ends with the March 27 matchup with the Mammoth.
The Stealth finish the season with a pair of home games, taking on Edmonton at home on April 17, with the Rochester Knighthawks coming to town the following weekend. The complete season schedule is as follows (* denotes West Division Game):
Date Opponent Time (PT)
Sat., Jan 9 vs. Colorado* 7:30pm
Fri., Jan 15 vs. Edmonton* 8:00pm
Fri., Jan 22 vs. Buffalo 8:00pm
Sat., Jan 23 @ Calgary* 6:30pm
Sat., Jan 30 @ Colorado* 6:00pm
Fri., Feb. 5 vs. Minnesota* 8:00pm
Sat., Feb 13 @ Minnesota* 5:35pm
Fri., Feb 19 vs. Calgary* 8:00pm
Sat., Feb 27 @ Boston 4:30pm
Sat., Mar 13 @ Calgary* 6:30pm
Fri., Mar 26 @ Colorado* 6:00pm
Sat., Mar 27 vs. Colorado* 7:30pm
Fri., Apr 2 @ Edmonton* 6:00pm
Sat., Apr 10 @ Orlando 4:35pm
Sat., Apr 17 vs. Edmonton* 7:30pm
Sat., Apr 24 vs. Rochester 7:30pm
The Stealth have reached the NLL playoffs in each of the last three seasons, advancing to the West Division Finals twice. Season tickets for the 2010 Washington Stealth are available now. Packages start at just $75. For more information on season ticket options, log on to www.stealthlax.com or call 877-MY-75-TIX.