2018-2019 Schedule Announcement Coverage

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  1. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

  2. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    San Diego Seals announce inaugural schedule
    Logo for the San Diego Seals.

    Jay Posner
    Contact Reporter

    The Seals, San Diego’s indoor lacrosse expansion team, will begin their inaugural season Dec. 8 at Valley View Casino Center.

    The game, against the Buffalo Bandits, was announced Thursday as part of the National Lacrosse League’s 2018-19 schedule. Teams play 18 games each, with the regular season ending April 20.

    The opener will be one of five Saturday home games for the Seals. The other four will be played on Fridays. All begin at 7 p.m.

    The complete schedule (home games in bold):

    Saturday, Dec. 8 — Buffalo, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 22 — at Colorado, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 28 — at Calgary, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 5 — at Saskatchewan, 5:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 12 — Rochester, 7 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 18 — Calgary, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 19 — at Vancouver, 7 p.m.

    Friday, Feb 8 — Vancouver, 7 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 15 — at Toronto, 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Mar. 2 — Vancouver, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Mar. 9 — at Colorado, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Mar. 16 — Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

    Friday, Mar 22 — Saskatchewan, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Mar. 30 — at Calgary, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Apr. 5 — at Georgia, 4:35 p.m.

    Saturday, Apr. 6 — at New England, 4 p.m.

    Friday, Apr. 12 — Saskatchewan, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Apr. 20 — Colorado, 7 p.m.

    All times Pacific. Dates and times subject to change.
  3. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

    I was expecting San Diego to play a home game on a Saturday night and then a road game in New England or Georgia at 6:05 PM the next day. Sometimes, the NLL pleasantly surprises me.... :D
  4. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    For anyone wishing to travel to SD, the Hotel Del Coronado is an amazing old school resort. Although it would be a long drive around the bay to the stadium
  5. unspoken

    unspoken Member

    Like how the Rush got in April - Friday night in SD, Saturday night at home against Philly. No direct flights from SD to Saskatoon, so you have to leave SD at 6:00 AM and arrive in Saskatoon at 4:45 PM for a 7:30 PM game. It baffles me that the league schedulers haven't figured this issue out after three years of dealing with it.
  6. New Fan

    New Fan Active Member

    Absolutely agree. The scheduler makers in the NLL are out to lunch. Play Friday night, travel back with a ridiculous travel itinerary and play at home against a team that is there waiting for you. Also, wouldn't you think the defending league champions would open their season at home. Nope, let's put them on the road for the first game of the season. Mind boggling.
  7. unspoken

    unspoken Member

    Yep. Instead of starting in Denver though, now it's San Diego. I think there was a trip in the 2017 season where the Rock had to play in Vancouver on Friday night, then Uncasville on Sunday afternoon. That's just horrible. I'm waiting for them to try and pull of next year (likely with the Rush doing the traveling) a game in Vancouver on Friday night and a game in Halifax on Saturday night.
  8. BanditsRock11

    BanditsRock11 Well-Known Member

    I’d be shocked if they don’t charter a flight for that one.
  9. unspoken

    unspoken Member

    It's a thought, but they didn't last year when they had a similar situation playing in Denver on Friday night, and having to connect through Minneapolis to play at home on Saturday. Maybe if their playoff position isn't settled by that time they might.
  10. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be. Heck, even the billionaire Pegulas had the Bandits take the bus to New England and back last year.
  11. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

    That's actually not that bad because the Rock had a full day off in between to travel. That's usually not the case.
  12. unspoken

    unspoken Member

    True, but West-to-East travel still sucks as you lose at least 3 hours, plus it's Uncasville which means you're bussing in from somewhere (likely Boston) after your plane lands.
  13. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    No, you'd fly to BDL. BDL to Uncasville is only about an hour.
    BDL is the second largest airport in New England (after Logan in Boston).

    Keep in mind though, many players will be flying in from either GTA or Vancouver.
    Vancouver is in the same time zone as San Diego.
    There isn't a nonstop from Vancouver to BDL (and probably not Boston, but maybe). However, there are Air Canada nonstops from Toronto to BDL.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2018

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