New York National Lacrosse League Franchise Will Be Named the New York Riptide

Feb 17, 2019

NEW YORK – The New York National Lacrosse League (NLL) team today announced its name will be the New York Riptide during a special event at NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum where the team will play home games when it begins play in December for the 2019-2020 NLL season. The New York franchise was awarded to live events and sports media entertainment company GF Sports in December 2018. Today’s event was held prior to the finals for the New York Open, the only indoor men’s professional ATP tournament in the United States.


Ahead of the unveiling the Riptide hosted a lineup of lacrosse clinics for local youth at the venue. To come up with the final name, the team reached out to fans on their website for feedback and the winner by far was the New York Riptide. The distinctive Riptide logo features a lacrosse stick in action, amid swirling water to reflect the unrelenting power of the team that GF Sports is looking to build. The color scheme features navy blue and orange to capture traditional New York team colors while adding a distinctive signature Riptide feel with the addition of sea foam green.


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