The National Lacrosse League (NLL) was founded in 1986 and is the world's premier box lacrosse league comprised of teams across the US and Canada. The season traditionally starts in December and runs through April with the Playoffs (usually consisting of eight teams) beginning in May
WHAT IS BOX LACROSSE?
Box lacrosse is a modern version of the game of lacrosse that was invented in Canada during the 1920s and 1930s. The roots of indoor lacrosse are obscure, but its invention has been attributed to Paddy Brennan, a field lacrosse player and referee from Montreal, who, annoyed by the constant slowing of play from balls going out of bounds in the field game, experimented with indoor games at the Mount Royal Arena during the early 1920s.
The form was also adopted as the primary version of the game played on Native American reservations in the US and Canada by Iroquois and other Native peoples. It is the only sport in which the American indigenous people, participating as the Iroquois Nationals, are sanctioned to compete internationally.
Box lacrosse is played inside the confines of an ice hockey rink, with glass and rink boards intact. The playing surface consists of a green dieter turf carpet that is laid down over the hockey ice.
WHAT IS LACROSSE?
Lacrosse is a traditional indigenous people’s game and was first encountered by Europeans when French Jesuit missionaries in the St. Lawrence Valley witnessed the game in the 1630s. For centuries, lacrosse was seen as a key element of cultural identity and spiritual healing to Native Americans.
HOW MANY TEAMS ARE THERE IN THE NLL?
There are 15 teams in the NLL: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (based in Fort Worth, TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, Vancouver Warriors -- and the Las Vegas Desert Dogs.
HOW DO NLL GAMES WORK?
Each game consists of four fifteen-minute quarters. A tie at the end of regulation is decided in sudden-victory overtime. Each team has five runners (forwards, transition players, and defensemen) and a goaltender on the floor during the game. Each team dresses 19 players (17 runners and two goaltenders) per game, and the players rotate on and off the floor in shifts, similar to ice hockey. Box lacrosse is played inside the confines of an ice hockey rink, with glass and rink boards intact. The playing surface consists of a green dieter turf carpet that is laid down over the hockey ice. Combined, teams score an average of 25 goals a game in an NLL game.
LAS VEGAS DESERT DOGS
WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE TEAM PLAY?
The Desert Dogs will play at Michelob ULTRA Arena located inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The season starts on Dec. 1, 2023 at home at 7 p.m. and goes through April. There are 9 home games + 9 away games.
HOW MANY GAMES ARE THERE IN THE REGULAR SEASON?
Each National Lacrosse League team plays 18 games – 9 home games + 9 away games.
WHICH CONFERENCE WILL THE TEAM BE A PART OF?
The Desert Dogs are part of the Western Conference.
WHEN DO SINGLE GAME TICKETS AND GROUP TICKETS GO ON-SALE?
Single game tickets, season tickets and group tickets are on sale now! You can buy tickets through our website or send us an email at email@example.com.
WHAT IS MOBILE ID?
Mobile ID is our digital ticketing technology which provides you the flexibility and convenience of safely and securely managing your tickets online or in the AXS mobile app.
HOW DO I ACCESS MY TICKET FOR ENTRY?
When it's time for the event, the Mobile ID through the AXS app is the recommended form of entry.
Here's how it works:
1. Get the AXS app if you haven't already
2. Open the app and sign in to see your tickets
3. Show the ticket in the app at the entrance and get them scanned to enter. Have fun!
Bought tickets for a group? Make sure everyone enters together OR transfer tickets to friends before the event.
WITH MOBILE ID, HOW WILL THE USHER KNOW WHERE TO SEAT ME?
Your tickets and seat locations can be viewed in the AXS app, which you can show to the usher.
I HAVE MOBILE ID, BUT FORGOT MY PHONE. WHAT DO I DO?
Please go to the box office for help. You'll need to provide some form of ID and verification info previously entered in your AXS account.
I HAVE MOBILE ID TICKETS THAT I BOUGHT FOR A GROUP. HOW DO WE ALL ENTER THE VENUE?
You have two options:
- Make sure everyone enters together. Show the tickets on your phone for everyone in your group.
- Transfer tickets to guests. If you're not arriving as a group, you can transfer tickets to guests straight from your AXS account. Then your guests can get in with their own phones using the AXS app.
WHAT IS TRANSFER?
A ticket transfer allows you to digitally send each guest in your party their own Mobile ID and use the AXS app for entry. With seat transfers, you no longer have to worry about delivering the paper tickets to them in advance or meeting guests before the event to walk in together.
Here's how it works:
1. Click the Transfer button next to the event in your AXS account.
2. Select the tickets to transfer and enter the recipient's information.
3. On the review page, click the Transfer button to sent the tickets.
The recipient will get an email about the transfer, and they'll need to creat an AXS account (if they dont have one yet) to complete the transfer. After that, the tickets will be theirs to use with the AXS app.
IS THERE A FEE FOR TRANSFERRING SEATS?
No, there is no fee for transferring seats.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY TRANSFER IS SUCCESSFUL?
Review your transfer history within the AXS app by clicking on MY EVENTS and selecting TRANSFERRED. You may also review your transfers and purchase history at AXS.com.
HOW DO I ACCEPT MY TRANSFERRED TICKETS?
If you already have an AXS account, the tickets will be transferred to your account automatically. Otherwise, you'll get an email letting you know you need to create at AXS account to claim the tickets. Just follow the simple steps to make the tickets officially yours.
ONCE I HAVE DOWNLOADED THE AXS APP AND CREATED AN AXS ACCOUNT, DO I HAVE TO ACCEPT TRANSFERS EVERY TIME?
No. Once you have an account, seats transferred to you will be accepted by your account automatically (no need to accept them manually).
CAN SEATS BE TRANSFERRED TO SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE AN AXS ACCOUNT?
Yes! They'll just have to create an AXS account to claim their tickets. They'll also need to get the AXS app when it's time for the event, they can open the app to show their tickets on their phone.
CAN I CANCEL A TRANSFER?
It depends. If your recipient already has an AXS account, the tickets will be transferred instantaneously. Otherwise you have until your recipient creates an account and accepts the transfer to cancel the transfer.
Remember, your recipient can always transfer tickets back to you.