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Long Islanders have been enjoying The New York Riptide since their exciting beginning season in 2019. The New York Riptide is a professional lacrosse team playing in the Nassau Coliseum in Nassau County, NY. A part of the National Lacrosse League, even though the team is young in its career, they’re already off to an exciting start. Friends, family, fans, and supporters know when they want to watch an exhilarating game on a Friday or Saturday night, they can head down to the Coliseum to watch The New York Riptide take on an opponent.
The team consists of 18 players. During the game, they all suit up and play in rotating shifts, much like how ice hockey teams play. At all times, there are six players on the field, five runners, and a goaltender. The games are four quarters, with each quarter lasting 15 minutes. The New York Riptide play indoors, in the confines of an ice hockey rink. During a game, the ice is covered with green dieter turf carpet and the glass and rink boards are left intact. Because of this, indoor lacrosse is often referred to as box lacrosse.
Box lacrosse is fairly different from regular field lacrosse. Box lacrosse is a lot more physical, with players having a higher level of contact with the opposing players. Fans in Long Island, NY like this aspect of the sport, revealing it makes for a much more exciting game.
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Fans in Long Island absolutely love this experience, and it couldn’t be possible without GF Sports. GF Sports owns not one but two of the ATP World Tour’s longest-running American tournaments, the New York Open and the BB&T Atlanta Open, as well as the New York Riptide National Lacrosse team. GF Sports works hard to always be on the cutting edge of emerging sports concepts. To learn more about The New York Riptide or GF Sports, visit our website. There you will find schedules, player stats, and ticket information. We hope to see you at a game!