Orlando Titans

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Orlando Titans
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Division Eastern
Played 2010 NLL season
Home Arena Amway Arena
Based in Orlando, Florida
Colors Blue, Orange
Championships None
Division Championships 2010

The Orlando Titans were a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League that played in the 2010 season. The Titans began as the New York Titans, and played for three seasons in New York before announcing the move to Orlando on August 10, 2009.[1]

They played their first official game on January 8th, 2010 versus the Philadelphia Wings. The Titans won 13–8.[2]

In July 2010, the web site NLL Insider reported that the Titans would not participate in the 2011 season due to financial difficulties.[3] Reportedly, several Titans players were applying to the league for free agency, based on non-payment of salary; any players not granted free agency will be dispersed to the other teams via a dispersal draft.[3] In September 2010, it was reported in the Orlando Business Journal that the 2011 season had completely been canceled and that calls were placed to all season ticket holders to inform them.[4] The Orlando Business Journal notes that the Titans' website has been taken down, phone lines have been disconnected, and no sources close to the team (along with the league itself) were aware of the shutdown; most fans are unlikely to receive a refund from the team.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Tutka (August 10, 2009). "New York Titans move to Orlando to be made official midweek". NLL Insider. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Titans Top Wings 13-8 in Orlando Debut". NLL.com. January 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  3. ^ a b Tutka, Paul (July 28, 2010). "Source: Orlando Titans out, handful of players seeking unrestricted free agency". NLL Insider. Archived from the original on July 30, 2010. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Bilbao, Richard (September 20, 2010). "Orlando Titans cancel 2011 season, leaving fans, businesses in the dark". Orlando Business Journal. Retrieved 23 September 2010.