About

The San Diego Seals are a team in the 34-year-old National Lacrosse League (NLL), the world’s only professional box lacrosse league. The league ranks third in average attendance for professional indoor sports worldwide, behind the NBA and NHL. San Diego joined the league in the 2018-19 season. The Seals regular season typically runs from November through April, and the team plays their home games at Pechanga Arena San Diego, the city’s leading destination for sporting events, family shows and live entertainment.

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 currently comprised of 14 franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Fort Worth (to begin play in 2021-22), Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, New England Black Wolves, New York Riptide, Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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FAQs

About the San Diego Seals

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Building Our Team

  • Who's on the team?

    There are three ways the Seals build a roster:

    • Free Agency
    • Entry Draft
    • Trades

    You can view our current roster here.

  • What is Free Agency, and when did it begin?

    Free Agency is a distinction that players earn in the league based on tenure and age. This allows for free movement between teams. Players who earn free agent status are eligible to sign with the team they just played for, or with any other team. Free Agency began on August 1.

  • What is the Entry Draft?

    The Entry Draft was held on September 25th, 2018, and is a selection of the top young talent by each team in the league. Typically each team owns one pick in each round. To give expansion teams (such as the Seals) a chance to get competitive quickly, they receive additional picks in the Entry Draft. The Seals won the opportunity to have the first draft pick in the Entry Draft.

  • How do you trade players?

    Trades work the same in the NLL as in other leagues. Two or more teams agree to terms on swapping players and/or draft pics. All trades must be approved by the League.

  • How many players are on the field, and how many on a team?

    Teams are made up of 21 players on the active roster, and up to four additional on the practice squad. Nineteen players per team dress for each game. There are usually six players (five runners and one goalie) on the field per team at any one time. You can pull the goalie and bring on an extra attacker at any time. Players that commit penalties serve time in the penalty box.

  • How accessible will the Seals players be?

    Very! Players will be highly visible, making appearances at schools, community events, lacrosse practices and charitable functions. The team will have an autograph session for fans after every game.

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Our Ownership

  • Who Is The Owner?

    Joe Tsai owns the San Diego Seals. Joe played college lacrosse at Yale and has a great passion for the sport and for the City of San Diego. CLICK HERE for a complete bio.

  • How Committed Are You To San Diego?

    We’re proud to call San Diego home. It’s America’s Finest City, and we hope to make it even finer. We’ll be incredibly active in the local community and couldn’t be happier to be in San Diego!