New York Lizards lacrosse fans are the not-so-silent driving force behind the team’s success. They fill Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium game-in and game-out, screaming their lungs out at every play. The die-hards of ‘Zards Nation are really what makes every game a memorable event.
Whether you’re a high school lacrosse star, a youth coach or a lax parent, find out if you have what it takes to be considered a number one Lizards fan.
9 Signs you might be the Number 1 Lizards Lacrosse Fan
1) You have Season Tickets
True fans don’t miss a game.
In 2019, the New York Lizards play eight home games at Shuart Stadium. The season begins on Friday, May 31 against the Denver Outlaws and concludes on Saturday, September 21 against the Atlanta Blaze.
You could consider yourself a die-hard fan if you already have tickets to all of them.
2) You have a Pre-Game Tailgate already Planned Out
Professional lacrosse games are not just four quarters long. They are an all-day social event for fans of any ages. They typically start with a pre-game tailgate where kids can play catch and friends can socialize over snacks and drinks. And, they often end with a Lizards victory.
3) You’re the first to get to the Stadium and the Last to Leave
One of the greatest things about attending a Major League Lacrosse game is the accessibility of the players. Die-hard fans get there early to slap fives with the ‘Zards before the game gets going. Then, they stay late to get autographs from their favorite players.
4) You wear a Lizards Jersey to more than just Games
We’ve noticed how well you wear your Lizards jerseys on game days. Nothing shows fans colors more when they wear black and green.
But to really be considered a number one fan, you really have to rock your ‘Zards gear on the regular.
5) You can name all the Players on the Squad (even the Rookies)
The 2019 New York Lizards roster is full of lacrosse all-stars. From Rob Pannell to Dylan Molloy, the players represent the best of the best the sport has to offer. If you really are a true fan, you know all the players right down to those who just graduated college.
6) Your summer is planned around the Lizards Schedule
Die-hard Lizards lacrosse fans are ones who plan vacations and camps around the Lizards’ home schedule. They know when the away games are, when the all-star game is and when the Boston Cannons are coming to town.
7) You regularly comment on the team’s Social Media Posts
The biggest Lizards supporters find ways to cheer the team on even when there are no games to attend. Many of the squad’s biggest fans follow the team on social media networks, like Facebook and Twitter. There, fans have the opportunity to interact with game photos, contests, live updates and more.
8) You’ve Lost your Voice Cheering for Rob Pannell
One thing just about every die-hard Lizards fan can say is that they lost their voice cheering for one of lacrosse biggest stars, Rob Pannell. With so many jaw-dropping highlights, it’s pretty hard not to.
9) You travel to Away Games
‘Zards Nation knows no bounds. The squad’s faithful fans don’t skip a game. They travel to road games in Major League Lacrosse cities like Atlanta, Georgia and Frisco, Texas, never missing a moment of the action.
Dedicated fans are truly what makes the New York Lizards the greatest team in the world. If you’d like to join the best fans in the league at a home game this season, view the 2019 schedule now.