#22 Andrew Watt
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Swarm announced today that its final 2012 regular season game against the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday, April 28 from Treasure Island Field at Xcel Energy Center will air live on CBS Sports Network. To accommodate a national television audience, the game’s start time has been moved up to 6:30 p.m. CT. The game will also air in High Definition.
“The Swarm is excited to host another nationally televised game this year,” Swarm Owner and President John Arlotta said. “This game is not only a great opportunity to showcase our team on national television, but it also gives lacrosse fans and players a chance to come out to the game and show how big the sport of lacrosse has become in the state of Minnesota.”
Swarm Co-Owner and Vice President Andy Arlotta, who also sits on the league’s Properties Committee, added, “We’re very excited that CBS Sports Network has added professional box lacrosse to its lineup. What’s even more exciting for Swarm fans is that for the second year in a row, we will have a live, nationally televised game. For our organization to be sought after as one of the league’s live games is a testament to our strong fan base. We look forward to once again exposing Swarm lacrosse to the rest of the country.”
Earlier this year, the NLL reached a two-year agreement with CBS Sports Network to air NLL games during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The 2012 broadcast schedule will be comprised of eight games, culminating with the NLL Championship Game. To view the complete league schedule, visit nll.com.
The Minnesota Swarm begins its eighth season of play in the NLL on Saturday, Jan. 14 on the road against the Colorado Mammoth at 8 p.m. CT. The Swarm will host the Buffalo Bandits on Treasure Island Field at Xcel Energy Center for its home opener on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. CT.
Swarm fans looking to lock up season tickets in 2012 can take advantage of a Buy 2 Get 2 at 50% offer. By purchasing two season tickets at full price, fans can add an additional two tickets for half the cost. Lower level single game tickets can be purchased for as low as $20 to all eight home games by calling 1-888-MN-SWARM or visiting mnswarm.com.
CBS Sports Network is seen in 44 million homes and is available to 98 million households across the country. The Network is available through local cable (Comcast Channel 274 and Charter Channel 412) and video providers (Verizon FiOS Channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 643 and 1643-HD), and nationally via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and DISH Network Channel 152. CBS Sports Network is also available in Canada on the following cable providers: Bell ExpressVU, Eastlink, Cogeco Cable, Rogers Cable and Bell Aliant.
For more information and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.