Sorry that I missed this on Friday. Major League Lacrosse has announced another stop on the Chicago Machine's 2010 road tour. The Machine will face the Toronto Nationals at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC during the first week of the season.This will be the second regular season MLL game held at the 6,883 seat stadium. The Rochester Rattlers beat the Philadelphia Barrage 20-17 in 2008. Wake Med Soccer Park is the home of the Carolina Railhawks USSF Division 2 professional soccer team.
I previously identified WakeMed Soccer Park as a potential venue during my MLL Expansion series. The league's return to this facility strongly indicates that the Research Triangle continues to be a potential home for professional lacrosse. With two of the best programs in the history of NCAA Division One lax and three MCLA clubs, I am not surprised.
Earlier today the league announced the location of the Machine's second game against the Lizards: John Fallon Field on the campus of the University of Albany. The June 12 game will start at 7:00 pm. local time. This marks the first time the league has played in New York's capital city.