The Georgia Swarm are a box lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. The relocated team will play at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia.
The team was formed as the Minnesota Swarm and played at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota from 2004 until 2015. On May 22, 2015, team owner John Arlotta announced that the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Swarm, did not renew the contract for the team. Instead of negotiating for a new lease, the Swarm began looking for more profitable states to relocate to.
In a press release, Arlotta stated that, "The sport of lacrosse is growing at a rapid pace in Georgia and we're thrilled to bring the fastest game on two feet at the professional level to the arena at Gwinnett Center." Arlotta also added: "We have to be on a forward trajectory," and "We need to find an arena that works better for an individual owner."
The Swarm announced on May 29 that they would be relocating to Georgia for the upcoming 2016 NLL season. The Swarm will now play in the 13,000-seat Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia, as the Georgia Swarm.
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