San Diego Seals

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San Diego Seals
SD Seals.PNG
Division Western
Founded 2017
Arena Valley View Casino Center
Based in San Diego, California
Colors Purple, black, gold, gray
Owner Joseph Tsai
General manager Patrick Merrill
Head coach Patrick Merrill

The San Diego Seals are a box lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. They will play at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California starting in the 2018–19 season.


On August 30, 2017, the NLL awarded an expansion franchise to the city of San Diego and owner Joseph Tsai, co-founder of the Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba Group. Tsai, a La Jolla resident, "played lacrosse at Yale University and retains a passion for the sport."[1] The franchise fee for San Diego and fellow expansion team Philadelphia Wings was a reported $5 million.[2]

On October 24, 2017, the name of the franchise was revealed as the San Diego Seals.[3]

All-time record[edit]

Season Division W–L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2019 Western 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 Patrick Merrill
Total 1 season 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0 appearances
Playoff Totals 0-0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0 championships

Head coaching history[edit]

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
1 Patrick Merrill 2019


  1. ^ de Crescenzo, Sarah (October 26, 2017). "New San Diego Lacrosse Team Selects Sea Mammal Mascot". San Diego Business Journal. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  2. ^ Ingemi, Marisa (September 13, 2017). "Even biggest skeptics can't deny NLL's growth". US Lacrosse Magazine. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "A LAX San Diego team name: Seals". Retrieved October 24, 2017.

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