SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Swarm today announced its contest on Sunday, March 27 against the Buffalo Bandits on Treasure Island Field at Xcel Energy Center will air LIVE on national television on VERSUS.
The game’s start time has been moved to 1 p.m. CDT in order to accommodate a national television audience.
“We’re extremely excited that the National Lacrosse League has selected Minnesota for a live, nationally televised game on VERSUS,” Swarm Owner John Arlotta said. “This not only gives us an opportunity to showcase the Minnesota Swarm professional lacrosse franchise, but is also a great chance for the community to demonstrate the explosive growth of lacrosse in Minnesota."
Earlier this week, the NLL announced a nine game TV package with VERSUS for the 2011 season. The package begins on February 27 with a LIVE telecast of the NLL All-Star Game at 1 p.m. CDT.
“We’re honored to have brought recognition to the Minnesota lacrosse community by bringing the first NCAA Division I lacrosse game to Minnesota between Notre Dame and Army, and now the first nationally televised, live professional lacrosse game to Minnesota,” Swarm Co-Owner and Vice President Andy Arlotta said.
VERSUS prides itself on super-serving passionate sports fans across all platforms (VERSUS.com, VERSUS on Demand and VERSUS HD). Now in more than 75 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and Professional Bull Riders (PBR). VERSUS also airs NASCAR, NBA, UFC, college football and college basketball programming. The network is home to the best outdoor programming on television and airs original programs not available anywhere else, including The T.Ocho Show. VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.
Fans in attendance for the nationally televised game can enjoy Family Day at the Hive, which will feature fun family pre-game attractions, in-game promotions and a mascot half-time game. Fans are invited to bring their dogs to the game as well. For the price of only $15 per person, a family can enjoy the game from the upper bowl with their dog.
Swarm season, group and single game tickets are available with options in all price ranges. Tickets for the 2011 Minnesota Swarm season, presented by Treasure Island Resort & Casino, are available by visiting mnswarm.com or calling 888-MN-SWARM.