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2012 Inaugural Season Schedule Released

12/12/11 11:26 AM

2012 Inaugural Season Schedule Released


The Ohio Machine, which begins its inaugural season in Major League Lacrosse, announced today its inaugural season schedule with its 2012 inaugural season home opener at historic Selby Stadium on Saturday, May 19, against the Rochester Rattlers at 8 p.m.

The Machine opens up its 2012 season on the road against the Chesapeake Bayhawks in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 5, followed by a game against fellow newcomers the Hounds in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 12.  

After playing its first two weeks on the road, the Machine will come home for its first ever home game on May 19 against the Rattlers, from whom the Machine received its first four players (Anthony Kelly, Greg Bice, Brett Garber and Stefan Schroder) in a September trade.

The team will then travel to Long Island to play the Lizards on Friday, June 1, before returning home to begin a three-game home stand in June against Denver, Long Island and Charlotte (June 9, 16 and 23 respectively).

The Machine starts the second half of its season by playing the Denver Outlaws in their famous Fourth of July game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on Wednesday, July 4.  Last season, the Outlaws set a single-game attendance record for professional lacrosse with 27,184 fans in what has become an annual MLL tradition.

In its only back-to-back series of the season, the Machine first heads across the border to play the Nationals on July 13 in Hamilton, Ontario, and then hosts the Nationals in Ohio the next night on July 14. At the end of July, the team plays the Bayhawks at home followed by a rematch against Rochester on the road.

To close out its 2012 inaugural season, the Machine plays the reigning 2011 Champs Boston Cannons in Boston on August 4 and then in Ohio on August 11 to close out the regular season.

The MLL season will conclude with three post-season games during the MLL Championship Weekend. Two semi-final games will take place on Saturday, August 25 and the MLL Championship game will take place on Sunday, August 26.

The Machine recently acquired 10 new players in the Expansion Draft last Wednesday. The Machine drafted attackman Connor Martin with its first pick (3rd overall) and Columbus natives Brett Hughes and Max Schmidt, as well as attackman Jim Connolly, midfielders Dan Groot, Jordan Levine, Matt Casey and Scott Kocis, defenseman Kevin Ridgway and goalkeeper Brian Phipps.

The Machine will have more opportunities to acquire players during the MLL Supplemental Draft on December 14 and the MLL Collegiate Draft on January 13.

Season tickets are now on sale, starting at only $100 for all seven home games. To purchase your 2012 inaugural season tickets today call (614) 754-1973 or visit www.theohiomachine.com/tickets.

 

2012 Ohio Machine Season Schedule

DATE

AWAY

HOME

TIME (E.T.)

Saturday, May 5

Ohio Machine

Chesapeake Bayhawks

7 p.m.

Saturday, May 12

Ohio Machine

Charlotte Hounds

7 p.m.

Saturday, May 19

Rochester Rattlers

Ohio Machine

8 p.m.

Friday, June 1

Ohio Machine

Long Island Lizards

7 p.m.

Saturday, June 9

Denver Outlaws

Ohio Machine

7 p.m.

Saturday, June 16

Long Island Lizards

Ohio Machine

7 p.m.

Saturday, June 23

Charlotte Hounds

Ohio Machine

7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 4

Ohio Machine

Denver Outlaws

9 p.m.

Friday, July 13

Ohio Machine

Hamilton Nationals

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 14

Hamilton Nationals

Ohio Machine

7 p.m.

Saturday, July 21

Chesapeake Bayhawks

Ohio Machine

8 p.m.

Saturday July 28

Ohio Machine

Rochester Rattlers

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 4

Ohio Machine

Boston Cannons

7 p.m.

Saturday, August 11

Boston Cannons

Ohio Machine

7 p.m.

2012 MLL Championship Weekend

DATE GAME TIME
Saturday, August 25 2012 MLL Semi-Final #1 1 p.m.
Saturday, August 25 2012 MLL Semi-Final #2 4 p.m
Sunday, August 26 2012 MLL Championship 3 p.m.



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