The League suspended its 5:00pm deadline yesterday to allow the PLPA to provide a new counterproposal. After a thorough review of the PLPA’s counterproposal, it is clear that the terms the PLPA have put forward are unacceptable The NLL has made a decision to reject the terms due to the short and long term negative consequences on member clubs and the League. As a result, there is not yet an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.
With respect to the upcoming season, the PLPA has instructed its players not to attend training camps or submit to physicals, making the formation of rosters and operation of the opening of the season impossible.
Therefore, and regrettably, because of the PLPA’s current position, the first two weekends of the 2018-19 season, which includes games on December 1 and December 8, 2018, are cancelled.
Please note that at this point, the Philadelphia Wings season is unaffected as our first game is scheduled for Saturday, December 15.
We will provide additional communication on the schedule as updates become available.
We appreciate your patience and look forward to the start of the 2018-19 season.