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San Diego Seals to play first-ever pro sports event on active military base

Posted: 12:38 PM, Dec 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-17 16:07:49-05
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The first-ever professional sports event to be held on an active military base will be held in San Diego this February.

As a special thank you to the military, the San Diego Seals pro lacrosse team will play a regular season game on the flight line of MCAS Miramar on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, against the Vancouver Warriors.

The team has dubbed the first regular season pro sports game on a Marine base the "Rumble on the Runway."

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“With more than 100,000 active-duty military personnel calling San Diego home, we are forever grateful for their commitment to protecting our freedom, this city and this great country,” said Seals president Steve Govett. “This game, and the events surrounding it, are a way for us to say ‘thank you’ to them and their families for their service.”

A special arena will be constructed to host the event and Seals players will also take part in a series of events leading up to the game with the military and their families.

The event will be closed to season ticket members and select active duty, reservist, and retired military guests.

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“MCAS Miramar has a deeply rooted relationship with the San Diego community,” said Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer, MCAS Miramar. “We strive to be outstanding neighbors to our fellow San Diegans by working hand in hand with them every chance we get. Miramar is grateful to host our San Diegan neighbors for Rumble on the Runway right here on the flight line.”

Tickets will be made available to season ticket members online and are already available to military patrons.