NLL headed to Mohegan Sun for 2015

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Aug 6,2014(ISN) – The National Lacrosse League has announced that the NLL Board of Governors
have approved the relocation of the Philadelphia Wings franchise to Mohegan
Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut and transfer of controlling ownership to the
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, effective for the 2015 season.

“On behalf of the entire NLL, we are proud to welcome the Mohegan Tribe as
owners, further re-connecting our league with the rich roots of the game,”
said NLL Commissioner George Daniel. “We are also excited about the
prospects of bringing the NLL to Connecticut and greater New England for
the 2015 season.”

The Mohegan Tribe, which operates Mohegan Sun, also owns the WNBA’s
Connecticut Sun and operates Mohegan Sun Arena with a seating capacity of
7,700 for NLL lacrosse. The team marks the second current NLL ownership
group of Native American descent, as the league remains committed to
honoring both the culture and history of the game which was founded by
Native Americans over 700 years ago.

“The Mohegan Tribe is thrilled to be associated with a game with
centuries-old roots with the Eastern Woodland Indians,” Kevin Brown “Red
Eagle” said. “By bringing the lacrosse team to our reservation land, we are
not only creating a tie with the past, but bringing the game into an
exciting future with our top-notch sports and entertainment team. We are
aiming to create a team and community spirit to match what we have been
able to achieve with the Connecticut Sun.”

The team will begin play this December in the NLL East Division which
includes the Buffalo Bandits, Minnesota Swarm, Rochester Knighthawks and
Toronto Rock. The NLL West Division is comprised of the Calgary Roughnecks,
Colorado Mammoth, Edmonton Rush and Vancouver Stealth.

While their current roster will remain intact, the franchise will announce
their new name and logo at a later date. The Board’s approval is subject to
the closing on the transaction.

*About Mohegan Sun*Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming
Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming,
dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185
acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan
Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a
world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as
well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat
Arena.

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