Live Events and Sports Media Company in Nassau County, NY
The New York Riptide began its first season of indoor lacrosse right here in Nassau County, NY inside the Nassau Coliseum in 2019. Indoor lacrosse, also known as “box lacrosse”, is played inside the confines of an ice hockey rink, with the glass and rink boards intact. Players play on green dieter turf carpet that covers the hockey ice. Teams are made up of five runners, and a goaltender that is always on the turf at all times. Each game, 18 players suit up to be rotated on and off the floor in shifts, similar to ice hockey.
Box lacrosse differs from regular field lacrosse in many ways, with the biggest difference being in the physical aspect of the sport. Indoor lacrosse is more physical, with players initiating at a high level of contact.
When two teams go head to head at the Nassau Coliseum, friends, family, fans, and supporters in Nassau County flock to the stadium to see the two teams ferociously battle for four quarters, each lasting 15 minutes. We encourage you to join us for an exciting Friday or Saturday night match, as well as some Sunday afternoon games. Grab a ticket today!
Interested in learning more about GF Sports?
Based right here in Nassau County, NY, GF Sports owns not one but two of the ATP World Tour’s longest-running American tournaments, the New York Open and the BB&T Atlanta Open, as well as the New York Riptide National Lacrosse team. GF Sports is always on the cutting edge of emerging sports concepts, utilizing their extensive global expertise and network to help further develop these special niche sports. We encourage you to become a part of all the action and attend a game. Check out the most up-to-date schedule and for any questions, feel free to connect with us today. We look forward to seeing you out at a game!