This post is written by Jeff Tyndall, public relations intern with Experience Columbus. You can follow Jeff on Twitter @Jeff _Tyndall .

Are you ready for Ohio's newest professional sports team? The Ohio Machine is ramping up its inaugural season of Major League Lacrosse (MLL)!

The Ohio Machine - Major League Lacrosse

The Machine is one of two expansion teams for the upcoming 2012 season, along with the Charlotte Hounds.

And although the team’s offices are located in Columbus, the Machine will play all of their home games in Delaware at Ohio Wesleyan’s Selby Field.

In addition to the Machine, the MLL currently consists of seven other teams including, Boston, Long Island, Chesapeake Bay, Rochester, Charlotte, Denver and Hamilton (Ontario, Canada).

The Machine, along with Experience Columbus, 200Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission will also host a “Lacrosse Launch Party ” on Wednesday, May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at the Columbus Commons to kick off the team’s inaugural season.

The event will include local food trucks, live music, and a chance to meet the players.

Bring your own lacrosse stick to join in an attempt to set the world record for the largest lacrosse game played with (we're aiming for 200 total participants!) Those who preregister at the team’s website will also receive two complimentary tickets to the Ohio Machine’s home opener on Saturday, May 19.

If you're hoping to catch the action can purchase tickets over the phone at (614) 754-1973, or online at the team’s website . Single game tickets start at $18, and also available are season tickets, starting at $100, and a three-game mini package starting at $45.