Minnesota lacrosse team plans move to Georgia

Published 3:44 pm Saturday, May 30, 2015

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Swarm will be moving to Georgia.

The professional indoor lacrosse franchise made the announcement on Friday, after finishing its 11th season in the National Lacrosse League. The organization said it has agreed in principle on a lease to play home games at the Gwinnett Center. The arena is located in Duluth, a suburb northeast of Atlanta. The team will be called the Georgia Swarm.

The NLL currently has nine franchises. Minnesota finished 6-12 this year.

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Owner John Arlotta said earlier this month that continuing to play at Xcel Energy Center, the NHL arena in St. Paul that’s home to the Minnesota Wild, wasn’t sustainable financially for the Swarm franchise.