A road map may be needed to follow the National Lacrosse League next season.
The Minnesota Swarm announced Friday that it plans to move to another city for the 2016 season. It did not reveal a possible destination.
It’s the second team in less than a week that has indicated that a move was at least possible. The Edmonton Rush ownership said that the future of the franchise in that Canadian city looks shaky.
The Swarm have spent the last 11 seasons in downtown St. Paul.
“At the end of every season we conduct a complete review of our entire franchise. Our lease at Xcel Energy Center ended this year, and it became obvious that the economics would not lend themselves to a sustainable business model for an independently owned NLL franchise,” Swarm Owner John Arlotta said.
The league issued a statement saying the Board of Governors would examine the franchise’s request.