News | 1/13/2011 10:22:12 AM | Bandits.com
For the first time in National Lacrosse League history, the Buffalo Bandits today announced that 13 of the team’s remaining 15 games will be aired live locally on Time Warner Cable channel 13. The 13 live telecasts are the most of any team in NLL history, and their 13-game broadcast schedule is second all-time to Colorado’s 15-game schedule this season – although their road games will all be shown on tape delay. The first broadcast is this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. when the Bandits visit Philadelphia at 7:30 p.m.
“We are very proud to be making such a landmark announcement for both the Buffalo Bandits and the National Lacrosse League,” said Michael Gilbert, the Bandits’ Director of Public Relations. “This kind of live television coverage is unprecedented in league history. It’s tremendous news for Bandits fans, who are without question the most passionate fans in the NLL.”
Terence Rafferty, Regional Vice President of Operations, Time Warner Cable, added, “Like us, our customers are dedicated Buffalo Bandits fans, and so we are thrilled to provide live coverage of their games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Time Warner Cable is committed to providing our customers with the entertainment they want, including local sports programming not seen anywhere else. Today’s announcement is testament to that commitment.”
The Bandits will produce all eight home games, complete with play-by-play from John Gurtler and analyst Randy Mearns. The five road games will originate from the home team’s regional network or in-house broadcast feed. A pair of scheduling conflicts will shift two of the games to channel 87. The complete schedule is listed below:
- January 15 - Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. - (TWC 13)
- January 22 - Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. - (TWC 13)
- January 29 - Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m. - (TWC 13)
- February 4 - Minnesota at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. - (TWC 87)
- February 19 - Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. - (TWC 87)
- March 5 - Rochester at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. - (TWC 13)
- March 6 - Buffalo at Boston, 5 p.m. - (TWC 13)
- March 12 - Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. - (TWC 13)
- March 27 - Buffalo at Minnesota, 5 p.m. - (TWC 13)
- April 2 - Washington at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. - (TWC 13)
- April 9 - Buffalo at Rochester, 7:35 p.m. - (TWC 13)
- April 16 - Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. - (TWC 13)
- April 23 - Rochester at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. - (TWC 13)
Games may be pre-empted by NLL national television commitments.
Individual game tickets for all regular season home games are on sale now. To purchase tickets – or for more information – call 1-888-467-2273, or visit www.bandits.com.
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