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Pro lacrosse league coming to Richmond

Al Harris May 10, 2011 2

A new professional indoor lacrosse league plans to launch next season with a franchise in Richmond.

According to a report in Sports Business Journal, SportsQuest CEO Steve Burton will be the owner of the Richmond franchise, with the team playing at a facility to be built on the sports complex’s campus.

Phil Evans, who resigned as the president of SportsQuest in February, is commissioner for the North American Lacrosse League. Evans previously was president of a developmental NBA league.

The new lacrosse league will be based in Somerville, N.J., and its other teams are in Charlotte; Hershey, Pa.; Lexington, Ky.; Orlando; Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and New York.

The league will likely play a 12-game schedule and compete with two other leagues, including the National Lacrosse League.

The franchise fee for teams is about $250,000, and players will earn up to $1,000 a week, according to the story.


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  1. Chris May 12, 2011 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Very exciting news for DMV area lacrosse fans. Now another team to follow besides the Bayhawks.

  2. Tony Williams June 16, 2011 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    With Sue Murphy resigning from Sportsquest June 8th will the team be competitive?

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