SBD/May 2, 2013/Franchises

NLL Edmonton Rush President Addresses Rumors Of Team Relocating To Saskatoon

A day after rumors of the NLL Edmonton Rush "relocating to Saskatoon flared up," team President Dave Jamieson "stepped in to douse the flames," according to Chris O'Leary of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. Jamieson said that there was "no need for Rush fans to be concerned that the franchise would be moving to Saskatoon or anywhere else." Jamieson: "The report of the Rush entertaining, or at least having someone approach them from Saskatoon, is correct. There was an expression of interest from a party in that city." But he added, "Talking to (Rush owner) Bruce Urban, he remains committed to the city of Edmonton, the game of lacrosse and the team. He’s never wavered in his belief that this sport and his team could succeed here." Jamieson continued, "We had about 1,600 season-ticket holders, which is strong. It’s not the best in the league, it’s not the worst, but we need more and our corporate sponsorship, we’re very lucky to have who we have, but again, we just need to grow those areas for our team to remain here for years to come" (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 5/2).
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