Jacksonville, FL None - Professional lacrosse will have a home in Jacksonville come January 2012.
The newly created North American Lacrosse League held a press conference with Mayor Alvin Brown at the Veterans War Memorial Thursday announcing the league's intent to bring a franchise to Jacksonville.
"Simply put," said NALL commissioner Phil Evans, "we're going to provide fans in our market with major league talent in the fastest growing sport in the country at what are basically minor league hockey team ticket prices."
Mayor Brown also spoke on the city's behalf, saying he was confident that the success of Jacksonville University's lacrosse program is a telling sign that a professional franchise would also be successful.
"The franchise will bring to Jacksonville a non-traditional activity in this market, which is so important."
League officials have not decided on a team name yet, but they do know the team will play at the Veterans War Memorial.