On September 14, the National Lacrosse League announced that Comcast Spectacor was granted ownership of the Philadelphia expansion team. Today, the team has officially announced its name, the Philadelphia Wings, during an event outside of Xfinity Live in Philadelphia, PA. The Philadelphia Wings will officially begin play during the 2017-2018 season at the Wells Fargo Center.
“The Wings are clearly the favorite, and we’re happy to give the fans what they want,” said Lindsey Masciangelo, Executive Director of Business Operations. “Respecting the fans’ desire for the Wings name, we wanted the look to feel fresh, but also pay homage to the history of indoor lacrosse in Philadelphia.”
The Wings logo features a throwback to the previous team’s mark with a familiar “W,” but slightly refreshed. The color scheme features red, gold and charcoal; a combination that no other team in the NLL possesses. The “P” on the side of the uniform, representing Philadelphia, will serve as a secondary logo. It is also a connection to Comcast Spectacor’s other Philadelphia-area professional sports team, the Philadelphia Flyers, of the National Hockey League.
“Today marks yet another great milestone for the city of Philadelphia, its team, and our league,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “Philadelphia fans are amongst the best and most passionate in the world and today, they spoke loudly through the fan vote revealing the Philadelphia Wings as the team’s official identity. There are so many exciting things going on in the NLL right now that also mirrors this City’s dynamic sports scene. It’s great to see the fans get their Wings back as we inch closer to seeing the best lacrosse action in the world starting here in the 2018-19 season.”
For more information visit www.wingslax.com and @NLLWINGS to follow the team.