Categories for Lacrosse

Video: Too many pro sports in Portland?

Portland’s professional lacrosse team is leaving town.  The Portland LumberJax owner told fans it was having a hard time selling tickets and getting corporate sponsors.  And in a town dominated by the Portland Trailblazers, some say there isn’t an appetite for much more.  KATU looks at how many pro sports teams can the Metro area really support. Click here to watch the full story.

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Jax’s exit opens door

You can have your indoor soccer leagues. You can keep your tractor pulls and motocross. You can have the WNBA, and the USFL, and the various and sundry minor league professional sports leagues that have attempted to make in Portland. All yours. Me? I’ll take the peace and quiet today. The Portland LumberJax indoor lacrosse franchise announced this week that they’ll cease operating and look for a new home. So…

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LumberJax individual game tickets on sale December 3

All individual game tickets for the 2009 Portland LumberJax season will go on sale Wednesday, December 3rd starting at 10 a.m.  Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling the Jax ticket line at 1-866-983-5656, on the Jax website, at the Rose Quarter Box Office, or through most TicketsWest Outlets. The fourth season in Jax history kicks off on Saturday, January 3rd as the Jax host the Minnesota Swarm…

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Jax open 2009 schedule on Jan. 3

The defending West Division Champion Portland LumberJax will begin their quest for the Champion’s Cup on Saturday, January 3rd at 7:30 p.m. PST at the Rose Garden Arena as they host the new division rival Minnesota Swarm.  The National Lacrosse League unveiled its 2009 regular season schedule today, with Portland opening up at home on January 3rd. Six days later, On Friday, January 9th, Portland hosts the Colorado Mammoth at…

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MLL comes to Portland

Portland’s taste for lacrosse continues to grow on a daily basis and the Portland LumberJax are here to feed the need. On Saturday, August 9, the organization will host a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) game between the two-time defending champion Philadelphia Barrage and the New Jersey Pride at 7:30 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium. The game is only the icing on what will be an action packed lacrosse week. Before the…

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All-Stars impress, and impressed

The question of whether Portland would embrace the National Lacrosse League All-Star Game was answered Saturday night at the Rose Garden. NLL commissioner Jim Jennings acknowledged there was some skepticism when he awarded the 2007 game to Portland LumberJax owner Angela Batinovich. “(Owners) asked me, ‘Do you really think Portland will welcome us?’ ” Jennings said. “But this was great. . . . The crowd here was unbelievable.”  — Excerpt…

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League sees new field on horizon

National Lacrosse League commissioner Jim Jennings has ambitious plans for the indoor game. In five years, Jennings hopes for a more lucrative TV package, expansion from 13 to 24 teams and a 20-game regular season schedule. The NLL also wants to establish an outdoor league by late summer 2008, taking advantage of the mushrooming popularity of field lacrosse in the United States at the youth and high school level.  —…

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