SAINT PAUL, Minn. – For the first time in team history, the No. 3 Minnesota Swarm (10-7) will host the West Division Finals on Treasure Island Field at Xcel Energy Center. The Swarm faces the No. 4 Edmonton Rush (7-10) this Saturday, May 12 at 8:30 p.m. CT in front of a national TV audience on CBS Sports Network.
Playoff tickets can be purchased online by visiting ticketmaster.com starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 7 and are available for purchase over the phone by calling 1-888-MN-SWARM. Ticket prices will remain the same as regular season tickets and start as low as $20.
“We’re thrilled to give our fans another home game in 2012,” Swarm Owner and President John Arlotta said. “Coming off our first ever playoff victory in team history, we’re excited to bring the NLL playoffs back to the Twin Cities as well as welcome a national TV audience from Xcel Energy Center for the second time this season.”
This past Saturday, the Swarm defeated the Colorado Mammoth 14-10 on the road in the West Divisional Semifinals to secure the franchise’s first ever playoff victory. The winner of the Swarm-Rush West Division Final advances to the Champions Cup and meets the winner of the East Division Finals (No. 1 Toronto Rock (10-7) vs. No. 2 Rochester Knighthawks (8-9)).
Minnesota has won five straight games dating back to April 6 and will play in front of a nationally televised audience on CBS Sports Network for the third consecutive week this Saturday.
Minnesota split the season series (1-1) with Edmonton in 2012, and defeated the Rush in overtime 10-9 at Xcel Energy Center back on Feb. 10 in the second longest game in NLL history (72 minutes, 23 seconds).
Season Ticket Holders can reserve their same seats for the playoff run by logging into their My Swarm Account or calling 1-888-MN-SWARM. Group Discounts are available for parties of 20 or more - call 1-888-MN-SWARM for details.