Fifth Third Bank Stadium to host professional lacrosse

 

Premier Lacrosse League will play June 6-7 at KSU Sports and Entertainment Park

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 15, 2020)The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today that the league will return to the Atlanta area for the upcoming 2020 season. Kennesaw State University’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium will host three regular season PLL matchups on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.

“Returning to Atlanta for our second season was truly a no-brainer,” said PLL co-founder and chief strategy officer Paul Rabil. “We had a fantastic turnout in the area last summer as fans packed the stadium to see local stars like Myles Jones and Scott Ratliff. We continuously see a surge in lacrosse popularity year-over-year throughout this region and we can’t wait to come back this summer.”

Atlanta now becomes the second host city to be announced by the league ahead of the 2020 campaign after Boston/Gillette Stadium (opening weekend). Remaining 2020 locations will be unveiled over the next several months. PLL games will be broadcast throughout the summer on NBC, NBCSN, and NBC Sports Gold — the network’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform.

“We are thrilled to have professional lacrosse back in our stadium,” said Zach Kerns, executive director of KSU’s Department of Event and Venue Management. “This will be another opportunity for Kennesaw State to welcome visitors from across the region to our stadium.”

For more information about the PLL and the games visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com.

ABOUT PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) brings the sport of lacrosse to a national stage for the first time through a tour-based model, complete with the best players the sport has to offer. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group comprised of The Raine Group, Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings and Creative Artists Agency (CAA). The upcoming 2020 season is scheduled to begin on May 29 with the season culminating with a Championship Game on September 20. The PLL season is distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague) and YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL).     


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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