The National Lacrosse League will increase its regular season schedule to sixteen games beginning with the upcoming 2001-2002 regular season. The decision to increase the number of games was made today by the League's Board of Governors. Last season, the teams played a fourteen game regular season schedule. The Board's decision was endorsed by Commissioner Jim Jennings.
"With at least three new expansion teams coming in next season, our game is growing," said Jennings. "The Board and I felt it was the right time to increase our schedule, giving each team eight home games. We're excited for the fans."
The starting and ending dates of the 2001-2002 regular season will be decided next month at the Board of Governors Meetings in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Each team will play eight home games and eight road games. The new divisional alignments of teams will also be determined by the Board next month. The League plans to release the 2001-2002 regular season schedule in August.
League Schedule History
Year Number of Games
1987 6 1996-1997 10
1988-1990 8 1998-2000 12
1991 10 2001 14
1992-1995 8 2002 16