Rob Clark, the owner of a soccer franchise Rochester Rhinos, says he wants to bring back a MLL team to Rochester. Clark, in his third year as owner of the Rhinos pro soccer club, helped bring an MLL regular season game to Marina Auto Stadium last month when the Chicago Machine played the Denver Outlaws.
“Last month’s game proved that Rochester is supportive of both soccer and lacrosse” said Rhinos CEO an owner Rob Clark. “I am committed to showcasing the highest caliber sports teams to our community, not just the Rochester Rhinos, who have never missed the playoffs in their 15 year history, but starting a new winning tradition with a lacrosse team featuring the best players in the world.”
Lacrosse has had a history in Rochester, with the Rochester Knighthawks of the NLL, and the Rochester Rattlers of the MLL played until 2008. There is also speculation the Chicago Machine may move to Rochester next season.