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Preston: Pro lacrosse hoping to have turned corner after struggling to catch on in Baltimore

Preston: Pro lacrosse hoping to have turned corner after struggling to catch on in Baltimore

Brendan Kelly owns a team in Major League Lacrosse, but is also one of its top salesmen.

Despite being located near one of the meccas of the sport, close to Baltimore, the professional game hasn’t caught on strongly even though the Chesapeake Bayhawks are one of the league’s flagship franchises having won an unprecedented five championships.

But Kelly said he has seen a turning point in recent years because of new hires within the league.

“I’ve been more excited in the last 12 months than I’ve been in the previous seven years,” said Kelly, who purchased the Bayhawks in March 2010. “Ownership has changed; we’re bringing in heads of sports franchises and sports...

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