PHILADELPHIA GETS ITS 'WINGS' BACKNov 29, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, November 29, 2017 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced the brand reveal of one of its latest expansion teams.
On September 14, the National Lacrosse League announced that Comcast Spectacor was granted ownership of the Philadelphia expansion team. Today, the team has officially announced its name, the Philadelphia Wings, during an event outside of Xfinity Live in Philadelphia, PA. The Philadelphia Wings will officially begin play during the 2018-19 season at the Wells Fargo Center.
“The Wings are clearly the favorite, and we’re happy to give the fans what they want,” said Lindsey Masciangelo, Executive Director of Business Operations. “Respecting the fans’ desire for the Wings name, we wanted the look to feel fresh, but also pay homage to the history of indoor lacrosse in Philadelphia.”
The Wings logo features a throwback to the previous team’s mark with a familiar “W,” but slightly refreshed. The color scheme features red, gold and charcoal; a combination that no other team in the NLL possesses. The “P” on the side of the uniform, representing Philadelphia, will serve as a secondary logo. It is also a connection to Comcast Spectacor’s other Philadelphia-area professional sports team, the Philadelphia Flyers, of the National Hockey League.
“Today marks yet another great milestone for the city of Philadelphia, its team, and our league,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “Philadelphia fans are amongst the best and most passionate in the world and today, they spoke loudly through the fan vote revealing the Philadelphia Wings as the team’s official identity. There are so many exciting things going on in the NLL right now that also mirrors this City’s dynamic sports scene. It’s great to see the fans get their Wings back as we inch closer to seeing the best lacrosse action in the world starting here in the 2018-19 season."
For more information visit www.wingslax.com and @NLLWINGS to follow the team.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America's premier professional indoor lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 11 franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. The 2017-18 NLL season, commemorating the League's 32nd year, begins December 8th for #FaceOffWknd. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.