In 2008, the team won the Major League Lacrosse championship. However the team moved to Toronto and became the Nationals on February 20, 2009. The history, colors, and name of the Rattlers franchise remained in Rochester so that they could be used for a future MLL team. On November 23, 2010, the Chicago Machine officially announced they would move to Rochester and resume play in 2011 under the Rochester Rattlers name; they finished their first season in last place with a 2-10 record. On August 23, 2014, the team returned to Major League Lacrosse championship game but lost to the Denver Outlaws 11-12. After losing again in the 2015 Championship game the Rattlers just failed to make the 2016 playoffs on a regular season standings tiebreaker.
The team's head coach is Tim Soudan and the team owner is Rob Clark.
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2012-07-21 08:18:19 I am enjoying watching the Rattlers games. I even went to one game in person. It is good field lacrosse for sure. The price of the game was reasonable. —bonnev659