The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is officially set to begin its 35th season December 3rd after announcing its 2021-22 schedule on Wednesday. Anchored by Face Off Weekend December 3-4, the NLL’s opening weekend features 14 teams in action for the first time in league history.
Colorado will head east to begin the season, as the Mammoth will face the Georgia Swarm Dec. 4 at Gas South Arena.
If Mammoth fans were excited for the return of lacrosse to Ball Arena before, the league has provided a few additional feats to spice up the approaching campaign, including a new two-conference configuration, an expanded playoff format and the inaugural season of Panther City Lacrosse Club.
“It’s great to be back playing lacrosse and a lot of work has gone into putting together the competition schedule. We are all thrilled to welcome the League’s 14th expansion team, Panther City Lacrosse Club, in their inaugural season and all the new and exciting players joining the League over the last two Entry Drafts,” NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz shared in a press statement Wednesday.
“We know that fans have been anxious to see when their favorite teams will be returning to action, so we worked extra hard to make sure all of our teams play on opening weekend and we can’t wait to see NLL fans cheering on ‘Face Off Weekend’ beginning in a just over two months.”
While the league-level hoopla may be centered around Panther City and the return of box lacrosse in general, Mammoth fans have one goal to ultimately prepare for: The Return of the Loud House!
“We’re very excited to announce this year’s schedule and look forward to getting back to the Loud House in front of the best fans in lacrosse,” Mammoth General Manager Brad Self shared. “Our guys have continued to dedicate themselves to improving their skills and we’re confident our fans will be ready to support our team once we hit the turf in December.”
With the league’s new conference alignments in play for the 2021-22 season, the Mammoth now reside in the Western Conference, alongside previous West Division rivals in San Diego, Vancouver, Calgary and Saskatchewan. The new guys down south, Panther City, will round out the Conference of six.
The remaining eight teams comprise the league’s Eastern Conference. Upping the ante on regional rivalries, the Mammoth are slated to compete against Western Conference teams in 15 of its 18 games this year, with the other three contests coming against Georgia, Buffalo and New York.
Fans can view the entire 2021-22 Colorado Mammoth schedule here and the complete 2021-22 NLL schedule here. Season Ticket Membership and Pick’Em Plan tickets are now available for purchase here.
Single Game Tickets and more information for the upcoming season at Ball Arena will be released soon, so be sure to stay tuned to Colorado Mammoth and Ball Arena channels for all updates and announcements for the 2021-22 NLL campaign!