For the third time in four seasons, the Baltimore Bayhawks will start their Major League Lacrosse season in a new home.
At a news conference yesterday at Towson University, MLL and Towson officials announced that the Bayhawks will play their six home games during the 2004 season at Minnegan Field at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Last year, the Bayhawks played their home games at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field, also the team's home field during the league's inaugural 2001 season. In 2002, the Bayhawks played at what is now called M&T Bank Stadium.
"Having the Baltimore Bayhawks play at this stadium, we consider this to be nothing but a coup," said David Gross, MLL's chief operating officer. "When we look at the type of fields and stadiums that we want our teams playing at, that is the poster outside. This location is perfect for everything Major League Lacrosse stands for."
The Bayhawks, who will play the Boston Cannons on May 27 in their home opener, also announced that their home games will be televised on Channel 2. The team's games have not been televised locally since the 2001 season.