Edmonton’s professional lacrosse team is rushing out of town
WATCH ABOVE: It looks as if professional lacrosse is leaving our city. Kevin Karius has the details.
EDMONTON — A number of sources tell Global News that the Edmonton Rush is moving to Saskatchewan. A news conference is expected to be held Tuesday afternoon in downtown Saskatoon.
The move comes just six weeks after the team won its first National Lacrosse League Championship.
Despite success on the field, the Rush has been plagued with problems, including low attendance and an inability to find a home with the future of Rexall Place in doubt.
Rush owner Bruce Urban released a statement in May complaining the team had not been offered a solution by the city or Mayor Don Iveson.
“We need to keep all of our options open,” Urban said in the statement. “We remain committed to finding a long-term solution that would keep the Rush in Edmonton for the foreseeable future, however that future remains in Mayor Iveson’s hands.”
Officials with the Edmonton Rush were unavailable for comment.
We will have more on this developing story as it becomes available.
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