Albany FireWolves
SportLacrosse
Founded2021
LeagueNational Lacrosse League
DivisionEast
Based inAlbany, New York
ArenaTimes Union Center
ColorsMaroon, red, black, white
Head coachGlenn Clark
Formerly
Websitewww.albanyfirewolves.com

The Albany FireWolves are a professional box lacrosse team based in Albany, New York. They are members of the East Division of the National Lacrosse League and will begin play in the 2021-22 season at the Times Union Center.[1] The team is owned by a group headed by former NLL player Oliver Marti.

The team relocated from Uncasville, Connecticut, where they were known as the New England Black Wolves. The Black Wolves themselves were a relocation of the Philadelphia Wings. This is also the second National Lacrosse League franchise in Albany after the Albany Attack who played from 2000-2003 before relocating to San Jose where they were known as the San Jose Stealth.

The team was officially named the FireWolves on April 14, 2021 after an online naming contest was held. The final three names considered were Attack, FireWolves & Black Arrows.[2]

References

  1. ^ "NLL APPROVES SALE OF NEW ENGLAND BLACK WOLVES TO PRESTIGIOUS INVESTOR GROUP WITH DEEP LACROSSE BACKGROUNDS". National Lacrosse League. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. ^ "New Albany NLL Logo and Name revealed". Albany FireWolves. Albany FireWolves. Retrieved 16 April 2021.