Editor’s note: Steve is a marketing professional in the Vancouver area who applied to work for the Stealth last summer. He worked with the Vancouver Ravens in the past and played minor lacrosse with some Vancouver players.
He has promoted sporting events in Abbotsford, at the Richmond Olympic Oval, Rogers Arena and BC Place, and also worked with the NHL Vancouver Canucks, Sport BC, Canada Basketball and Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The last major sporting event he helped to promote drew 25,000 fans into BC Place.
When the New York Titans moved to Orlando and the San Jose Stealth relocated to Washington for the 2010 National Lacrosse League (NLL) season, I was skeptical either franchise would last. Neither did. In fact, the Orlando experiment lasted just one season and – despite making it to the finale in three of four years – Washington’s attendance was always weak in the city of Everett, averaging just 4,038 fans per home game before deciding to pull the plug and move to ‘Vancouver’.