Uniondale, NY (November 16th, 2023) – The New York Riptide is set to make history with their upcoming participation in the 2024 Unboxed Series game against the Toronto Rock. On February 16th, at 7 pm, the Riptide will take their home game from the Nassau Coliseum to Place Bell, Laval, QC, bringing professional box lacrosse to Montreal, for just one night.
The Unboxed Series is part of a greater initiative through the National Lacrosse League to bring the game of box lacrosse to more communities. The New York Riptide are equally committed to growing the sport of box lacrosse, especially at a grass roots level. Prior to this historic game, the NLL will host instructional clinics among other pregame activations at Place Bell.
“We are very excited that the league has scheduled us to participate in the inaugural Unboxed Series game,” said Riptide EVP & General Manager Rich Lisk. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our organization and a testament to the hard work our owners, staff, coaches and players put in everyday to make the Riptide a premier franchise in the NLL. We look forward to showcasing our team to the City of Laval and Montreal.”
New York Riptide individual game tickets go on sale today, November 16th at 7 a.m. and can be purchased here. Fans that wish to travel for the 2024 NLL Unboxed Series, can purchase tickets today at 12 p.m. at evenko.ca.
New York Riptide season ticket holders will receive personalized communications from dedicated team representatives, ensuring they stay informed about this change.
For media inquiries and additional information, please contact Alexandra Tannous [email protected].
About the New York Riptide
The New York Riptide were founded in 2018, and their inaugural season was in the 2019-20 NLL season. Playing out of Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, the Riptide are owned by GF Sports and Entertainment. They are part of the eight-team East Conference.
The Riptide are the third New York-based team in NLL history, following the New York Saints (1989-2003) and New York Titans (2006-09).
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league, with a record 1,165,528 fans attending games in 2022-23. Founded in 1986, the NLL is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (Fort Worth, Texas), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors. The League’s new grassroots initiative, NLL UnBOXed™, will expand its multi-national activation footprint to include approximately 60 North American communities by the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles when sixes lacrosse, similar to the NLL’s 6-on-6 box lacrosse game play style, returns as a medal sport for the first time since 1908.