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NLL and PLPA reach an agreement, season will commence


SAN DIEGO — Let there be pro lacrosse in San Diego!

On Saturday, the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and the Professional Lacrosse Players Association (PLPA) have reached a five-year collective bargaining agreement.  This is not the end of the road however.  Both parties are in search for a much longer agreement than this mid-length pact.

In a press release, NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz stated: “We appreciate the efforts of the negotiating committee and their tireless dedication to reaching a fair and equitable agreement for both the NLL and the players. This agreement has created a clear path for incremental growth, not just for the players and the existing clubs, but for the sport of lacrosse as well.  Thank you also to the fans and the players for your patience as we worked through this situation.”

The President of the PLPA, Peter Schmitz was quoted “This new agreement sets the players in a great position for success as partners in a league and a sport whose best days are ahead.”

With a new CBA in place now, it opens the doors for the 2018-19 season — the San Diego Seals’ initial foray into the league.  There is talk around the Lacrosse World that the 17 games that were lost with the cancellation of the first few weeks, could be worked back into the schedule somewhere.

The CBA is for five-years, beginning immediately.  The general teams of the agreement are not being released.  It was a tentative agreement on Friday, and after the players ratified it late Saturday (Nov. 24) the CBA became official.  The interesting note that is coming from the PLPA & NLL is that they are already working on a longer term (read into this 10+ years) agreement.

Now that all the paperwork is done, it is time for the Seals to get ready to open their doors.  As it stands now, January 12 will be the home opener against the Rochester Knighthawks.

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