Move To San Jose
With no significant improvement in attendance throughout the 2003 season, the Albany Attack were destined to be a financial loss for a fourth consecutive year. During that season, there were numerous rumors that Mr. Chorbajian was going to sell the franchise, in particular to a group from San Jose, California.
On June 9, 2003, the rumors were confirmed when an announcement was made that the Albany Attack franchise was sold and relocated to San Jose, CA where it was located until 2009. Mr. Chorbajian retained a share in the franchise. This may no longer be the case as the team has since been resold.
During the summer of 2003, the new owners had a "Name the Team Contest" and, on September 16, 2003, the winner, a high school sophomore from San Jose, elected to officially rename the team the San Jose Stealth.
Going into the 2009 NLL season, Shaydon Santos is the last player from the Albany Attack era who is still playing for the Stealth.
On June 17, 2009, the Stealth announced it would be moving to Everett, Washington effective immediately. The newly-renamed Washington Stealth will play their home games at the Comcast Arena at Everett beginning in the 2010 season.
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