The Boston Blazers will join the National Lacrosse League this coming season, playing at TD Banknorth Garden.The Boston Blazers will join the National Lacrosse League this coming season, playing at TD Banknorth Garden. The venue has never hosted professional lacrosse — the old Blazers played at the original Boston Garden — but Blazers management expects great things at the home of the Celtics and the Bruins.
To say that the NLL in Boston is a natural is an understatement. True, the original Boston Blazers were out in anything of a blaze of glory when Major Indoor Lacrosse League went under. But Boston is considered to be a hotbed of lacrosse fans: the Boston Cannons are one of the best-drawing franchises in Major League Lacrosse , and attendance at the NCAA lacrosse championships at Gillette Stadium attracted a record number of fans.