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Lacrosse League Awards Long Island Team to Gary Fuhrman Group

  • Hank Ratner, former Madison Square Garden CEO, joins backers
  • Expansion franchise will play games at Nassau Coliseum in 2019
A National Lacrosse League game between the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock.

A National Lacrosse League game between the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock.

Photographer: Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The National Lacrosse League awarded a Long Island expansion franchise to an ownership group led by private equity investor Gary Fuhrman and backers including Hank Ratner, the former chief executive officer of Madison Square Garden Co.

The team will play at the Nassau Coliseum starting next year and is asking fans to suggest names, the league said. The NLL is scheduled to formally announce the franchise and ownership group later Tuesday.