WASHINGTON (Mar. 22, 2019) – D.C. United have announced that they will host The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) at Audi Field for three games on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7. Washington, D.C. is the sixth city announced to host PLL games, following Boston, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and Atlanta.
“Audi Field is one of the most remarkable venues I’ve ever been to”, says Paul Rabil, PLL Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. “The greater Washington D.C. region has bred some of the most talented lacrosse players in the world, and we’re delighted to showcase their skill with three games of world-class competition in front of one of the largest fan bases in the U.S.”
Entering its first year, the PLL features over 160 players on six teams competing in a tour-based model, taking place in 13 U.S. cities over a total of 14 weeks starting June 1. NBC Sports will present 16 games on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), and three on NBC, all of which will also be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product powered by Playmaker Media – will live stream 20 games exclusively for its subscribers.
“We welcome The Premier Lacrosse League to Audi Field," Jason Levien, D.C. United CEO and Co-Chairman, said. "We designed our stadium with visions of hosting a variety of sporting events. This will give fans of lacrosse in the DMV an opportunity to watch some of the World's best professional lacrosse in the heart of the District.”
For more information about the PLL and the games visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com
About the 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 game 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, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Chernin Group, and Blum Capital. The PLL season will begin in June 2019, with six teams, embarking on a 14-week season that concludes with a playoff and PLL championship game. The PLL season will be distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit PremierLacrosseLeague.com, and follow on social media:
About Audi Field
Audi Field is the new soccer-specific home for D.C. United, the most decorated franchise in U.S. soccer history and most championed professional sports team in the District of Columbia. The 20,000 seat venue has the capability of hosting a variety of other sporting, cultural, and community activities in addition to concerts and culinary events. The urban facility features 31 luxury suites, a bike valet, and 500,000 total square feet of mixed-use retail and residential space on site, making it a 365-day destination for fans and D.C. residents alike.