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The Wings Unveiled Their New Home Jersey

Chris Jastrzembski - June 12, 2018

The second version of Philadelphia’s NLL professional indoor (box) lacrosse team has unveiled their new home jersey. They’re nothing like the old threads.

The Philadelphia Wings showed off their black home jerseys and announced their founding partner inside a hanger at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport. A weird location if you ask me, but I guess the new brand revolves around aviation.

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Comcast Spectacor Acquires New Box Lacrosse Team

Chris Jastrzembski - September 12, 2017

After a four-year hiatus, indoor lacrosse is returning to Philadelphia.

Comcast Spectacor President and CEO Dave Scott will officially announce the arrival of Philadelphia’s second National Lacrosse League franchise Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. He’ll be alongside NLL commissioner Nick Sakiewicz, who was formerly the first CEO of the Philadelphia Union.

Scott will reveal the team’s name, their first season, and where the games will be played. We’re hearing “Wings” will be in play, as fans will have the opportunity to name the team.

A Bloomberg report mentioned the team will play at the Wells Fargo Center beginning in the 2018-19 season. Comcast Spectacor reportedly paid $5 million for the new team.

Rumors of an arrival first began back in February when John Barchard of BGN Radio mentioned Philly as a potential target for expansion. It ramped up again when Marisa Ingemi of College Crosse reported San Diego, which has already been announced to begin play for 2018-19, and Philadelphia would be given expansion franchises.

Sakiewicz teased an angry Union fan that he would be back in some way a few days ago:

Prior to all of this, it was very evident the NLL wanted to bring a franchise back to Philadelphia after the Wings left for New England in 2014. Sakiewicz was announced as the new league commissioner in January 2016 and relocated the league’s headquarters to Conshohocken six months later.

Professional indoor lacrosse has a long history in Philadelphia, especially with the Wings. They were one of the first teams in the first incarnation of the NLL back in the mid 1970s, and were one of the original teams of the new NLL back in 1987. Guys like Paul and Gary Gait, Tom Marachek, Dallas Eliuk, and my high school assistant coach Tony Resch were part of the team’s golden era in the 90s.

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The Philadelphia Wings are Now the New England Black Wolves

Jim Adair - September 19, 2014

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About two months ago, we found out that the Philadelphia Wings were leaving for greener lax-tures, but we didn’t know where that would be or what they would be called. Now, we do.

The former Philadelphia Wings are now the New England Black Wolves, named so because:

“In ancient times, the Mohegan Tribe was part of the ‘Wolf Clan’ of the Delaware Indian Nation, making its way down through New York State in pursuit of the resources of the Connecticut shoreline. Now, over 400 years later, the wolves are back in a new way on that shoreline – giving a team name and a new team spirit to Mohegan territory.”

Oh, and also because the team is involved in a partnership with the Mohegan Sun and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and will play their games at Mohegan Sun Arena in Montville, Connecticut. If you feel the need to follow the team up there, you can call this very real and very hilarious phone number: 844.LAX.WOLF. In fact, you should just call 844.LAX.WOLF anyway, because 844.LAX.WOLF is possibly the greatest phone number of all time.