BUFFALO TO HOST 2012 NLL ALL-STAR GAME
News | 9/26/2011 10:45:08 AM | Bandits.com

BANDITS ALSO ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE & TICKET PRICING

Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that Buffalo will host the 2012 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game at First Niagara Center on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

“We are extremely proud and excited to be hosting the 2012 NLL All-Star game,” said Loffler. “The Bandits and Sabres organizations, First Niagara Center and the City of Buffalo are known for putting on first-rate world-class events…this will be no different.”

The event marks the first professional all-star game in the 15-year history of First Niagara Center.

"We are pleased to award the 2012 All-Star Game to the Buffalo Bandits,” said NLL Commissioner George Daniel. "We look forward to bringing the world's greatest players to Buffalo and First Niagara Center for the first time."

The 2011 NLL All-Star Game was held at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY this past February. The East defeated the West by a score of 30-26. This year’s game will keep the East vs. West division format.

“The PLPA is looking forward to the players showcasing their skills at the Buffalo All-Star Game,” said Professional Lacrosse Players Association president Dave Succamore. “We appreciate the Bandits organization and the NLL for co-sponsoring the event.”

Television broadcast plans for the All-Star Game will be announced at a later date.



The National Lacrosse League has released Buffalo’s 16-game schedule for the 2012 NLL regular season. 

Schedule highlights include the Jan. 14 home opener vs. the Toronto Rock, as the Bandits will look to avenge their 12-11 home playoff loss to the defending champions in the 2011 Eastern Division Final. The two teams will meet at least three times in 2012, twice in Buffalo.

The Bandits continue their interstate rivalry with the Rochester Knighthawks with three regular season games, one of which is at home on April 21.

Buffalo will take on the Western Division champion Washington Stealth twice this season. The schedule includes two Friday night games and a Sunday afternoon contest. The Bandits will play every NLL team at least once in 2012.

Bandits 2012 Regular Season Schedule

  1. Sat., Jan. 14  Toronto Rock - 7:30 p.m.
  2. Sat., Jan. 21  @ Rochester Knighthawks - 7:30 p.m.
  3. Fri., Jan. 27   Philadelphia Wings - 7:30 p.m.
  4. Sat., Jan. 28  @ Minnesota Swarm - 8:00 p.m.
  5. Sat., Feb. 4    Washington Stealth - 7:30 p.m.
  6. Sun., Feb. 12  @ Philadelphia Wings - 4:00 p.m.
  7. Sat., Feb. 25   2012 NLL All-Star Game - 7:00 p.m.
  8. Sat., Mar. 3    Colorado Mammoth - 7:30 p.m.
  9. Sat., Mar. 10   @ Rochester Knighthawks - 1:05 p.m.
  10. Fri., Mar. 16   @ Toronto Rock - 7:30 p.m.
  11. Sat., Mar. 17   Minnesota Swarm - 7:30 p.m.
  12. Sat., Mar. 24   @ Calgary Roughnecks - 9:00 p.m.
  13. Sat., Mar. 31   Toronto Rock - 7:30 p.m.
  14. Sat., Apr. 7    Philadelphia Wings - 7:30 p.m.
  15. Sat., Apr. 14   @ Edmonton Rush - 9:00 p.m.
  16. Sat., Apr. 21   Rochester Knighthawks - 7:30 p.m.
  17. Sat., Apr. 28   @ Washington Stealth - 10:30 p.m.

 



Both season and individual game box office ticket prices have increased by just $1 per game from 2011. All Bandits home games will begin at 7:30 p.m., while the All-Star Game is slated for a 7 p.m. start. The nine-game season ticket package includes the All-Star Game.

CLICK HERE FOR 2012 BANDIT SEASON TICKETS

Seat Level Season Ticket Box Office Groups
200 Club $252 ($28 Per Game) $35 $32
100 Preferred $252 ($28 Per Game) $35 $32
100 Lvl II $180 ($20 Per Game) $27 $24
100 Lvl III $162 ($18 Per Game) $25 $22
300 Lvl $162 ($18 Per Game) $22 $22

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