MLL Expands to Atlanta

ATLANTA (August 7, 2015) -Major League Lacrosse Commissioner David Gross today announced the addition of the league's ninth and newest team, the Atlanta Blaze. Based in Kennesaw, Georgia, the Atlanta Blaze will join MLL league play in the 2016 season.

 "We are thrilled to welcome the Atlanta Blaze into MLL. This is a market we've spent quite a bit of time in over the past few years and know the fans are hungry for professional lacrosse," said Gross, commissioner of the MLL. "We are sure they are going to love watching the Atlanta Blaze play." In a press conference on Friday, Gross and team executives announced the new name, Blaze logo, ownership structure and commitment to bring the best lacrosse to Atlanta. In addition, the team announced a plan for free home-game tickets for all local firefighters.

 "Given the success of last year's MLL Championship and the tremendous amount of growth around lacrosse in the region - there is a lot of excitement around the sport in Atlanta right now," said Dan Corso, executive director of the Atlanta Sports Council. "We look forward to working with our great partners around the community and MLL, to support the new Atlanta team and help them get acclimated to their new home."

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