(KGTV) San Diego is officially a lacrosse town.
After more than a year of preparation, the San Diego Seals will host their first-ever National Lacrosse League game on Saturday night at Pechanga Arena San Diego when they take on the Rochester Nighthawks at 7pm.
The Seals play the indoor version of the game, also known as box lacrosse. San Diego already has a thriving outdoor lacrosse scene at the youth and high school level.
What should fans expect on Saturday? Seals transition player Nick Occasso says box lacrosse features aspects of several popular sports. "It's cherry-picking the best parts of hockey, of basketball, and of football. You'll see some unbelievable plays. A couple of big hits. Maybe even a fight for the fans."
"Lots of fighting," Seals defenseman Ethan Schott adds. "You get a five-minute penalty and then you're right back in the game."
The Seals beat the Colorado Mammoth in their first-ever road game last month, but then dropped two straight games in Canada against Calgary and Saskatchewan.
Fans can expect constant music, cheering, dance teams and more at every Seals home game. "It's loud," says Schott.
Tickets for Saturday's opener are available at sealslax.com.