Date: Dec. 7, 2005

The new National Lacrosse League Lumberjax, drew 10,509 fans to the Rose Garden, Portland, Ore., for a free-admission exhibition scrimmage on Dec. 1 that served as a preview of the team’s season, which kicks off in January.

"We printed up 100,000 ticket vouchers and we basically papered the entire city," said the team’s public relations coordinator, Danielle Pakradooni. More than 20 staffers fanned out over the downtown metro area in the two weeks leadin...

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