The big weekend is finally here! We’re turning ‘Sin City’ into our home-away-from-home on Saturday, February 1 when the team will play host the Colorado Mammoth at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas at 7:00 PM PT.
“We’re honored to represent the National Lacrosse League for the first-ever game in Las Vegas,” said Seals president Steve Govett. “The additional benefit of showcasing professional box lacrosse to a new audience is exciting. The atmosphere at Orleans Arena is going to be electric, and we look forward to exposing the sport to a brand-new fan base in an iconic city.”
Kicking off the city’s most exciting weekend of the year, San Diego and Colorado will play the day before The Big Game for their first matchup of the 2019-20 season. The Seals swept the Mammoth in three games in the team’s inaugural campaign.
“It’s going to be a monumental event that we’re all going to remember forever,” said general manager and head coach Patrick Merrill. “Just being a part of it, in that environment, in that city, it’s going to be something special. We know we have real work to do. It’s a big Western Division matchup with the Mammoth. We’re looking to carry our momentum from a big win in New York and come out on top this weekend.”
Assistant captain Cam Holding lead the Seals defense and transition in Week 8 against the Riptide, netting his first two-goal game for San Diego. The defenseman weighs in on playing in Vegas and keeping focus during sports’ most exciting weekend.
“It’s going to be a unique experience for everyone, for both teams,” said Holding. “It’s going to be a heated game against Colorado, so we’re excited. The best players in the world don’t get distracted. They focus on them and control the controllable’s and just move forward. Yes, we’re in Vegas but at the end of the day you have to go in and execute your role and make that your priority and focus. We’re looking to go in and get the win.”
Saturday’s game presents fans with an entire weekend of festivities in ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World’. As if a game in Vegas wasn’t enough, fans will be able to enjoy world-class shows, restaurants and gaming, and are invited to watch the pro football championship on the field at Orleans Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Fans will be able to attend will be able to watch the NLL Game of the Week free on B/R Live, Facebook and Twitter. B/R Live – Turner’s live sports streaming service – will stream all San Diego Seals games throughout the 2019-20 season.