We recently had the opportunity to attend Game #2 of the Georgia Swarm of the East Division Finals. This was our first professional lacrosse game, but Spunk and I were ready for a new adventure. I had no idea just how much fun we would end up having at the game!
Georgia Swarm Playoff Game
Game #2 was played at the Swarm's home field ("The Hive") inside the Infinite Energy Arena. Parking is free at the Infinite Energy Center and is only a short walk to the doors. This was lucky, because the sky opened up as soon as we parked and we had to run to keep from getting soaked.
Inside the arena, the energy was unmistakable. Fans were decked out in Swarm gear, and "buzzing" around as they waited for the game to begin. A live band played in the main area, and spirit wear was for sale as well.
The game was amazing and very fast paced. My favorite part about the whole night was the atmosphere. The crowd was attentive and cheering, clapping their Bam sticks together, singing, and dancing to the awesome music. We both had a great time, and I can honestly say that this was the most fun I have ever had at a sporting event. Sitting in the club level of the arena meant that we were a little further away, but had the best view of the field. It was easy to follow the ball up and down the field, and I would definitely recommend purchasing tickets that allow a full view.
A Georgia Swarm fan celebrates a goal with a dance during the first half of Saturday's home opener at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth (Photo: Kyle Hess)
Results of Playoff Game
After an exciting game, the Georgia Swarm ended with a win, meaning they are now in the Championship. The Swarm will be hosting Game 1 of the NLL Champion's Cup on Sunday, June 4 at Infinite Energy Arena! The Swarm will face the two-time defending champion Saskatchewan Rush in a best-of-three series. Get your Tickets to the Game now and we hope to see you there.
About Georgia Swarm Games
Georgia Swarm games are well-known for being very family friendly, and were recently listed as one of the “Top 10 Things to Do in Gwinnett” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). Games are action-packed, high-scoring, and feature music all game long, with a popular goal dance that fans of all ages participate in! Professional Indoor Lacrosse resembles hockey with its gameplay, and basketball with pick-and-rolls, and a 30-second shot clock. It's called "The Fastest Game on Two Feet!"
COME FOR THE GAME... STAY FOR THE PARTY!
In their second season in Atlanta, they finished with the #1 record in the league at 13-5. They had the #1 overall playoff seed, which gives them home field advantage throughout the postseason. Second-year forward and NIKE endorsed athlete, Lyle Thompson, collected the league's scoring title with 116 points (45 Goals and 71 Assists), and broke almost every team scoring record.