Philadelphia Wings (2018–)
|Current season||Current season|
|League||National Lacrosse League|
|Based in||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Arena||Wells Fargo Center|
|Colors||Black, charcoal, red, gold, white|
|Head coach||Paul Day|
|General manager||Paul Day|
The Philadelphia Wings were a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional box lacrosse league in North America starting in 1987. They played at the Spectrum (1987–96) and then at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Wings were one of the four original teams in the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League that began play in 1987 and the only team to reclaim its identity from the original 1974–75 National Lacrosse League and also retained the first Philadelphia Wings logo.
The Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League was renamed the Major Indoor Lacrosse League in 1989, and again to the National Lacrosse League in 1998. They are the only franchise to have played all 24 seasons in the same city. The Wings have the most titles in the combined league history with six total: four North American Cups in the MILL era and two Champion's Cup since the formation of the NLL.
On July 11, 2014, it was announced on the team's website that the Wings would be relocating after 28 years in Philadelphia. On September 19, 2014, it was announced that the team had moved to Uncasville, Connecticut to be known as the New England Black Wolves and play at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
On September 14, 2017, the NLL awarded an expansion franchise in Philadelphia to owner Comcast Spectacor. The franchise fee for Philadelphia and fellow expansion team San Diego Seals was a reported $5 million. On November 29, 2017, it was announced the new franchise would use the "Wings" name to create the notion that the Wings had "returned" to Philadelphia. The Wings played their first game on December 15, 2018 in a loss against the Buffalo Bandits, 17-15.
Philadelphia Wings roster
|Active (20-man) roster||Inactive roster||Coaches|
Head coaching historyEdit
- "National Lacrosse League Welcomes Its 11th Franchise" (Press release). September 14, 2017.
- Ingemi, Marisa (September 13, 2017). "Even biggest skeptics can't deny NLL's growth". US Lacrosse Magazine. Retrieved December 5, 2017.