LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2019) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today that the league will host its inaugural All-Star Weekend on July 21st at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.
All-Star Weekend festivities will kick off with an immersive Skills Challenge that will see the best PLL players compete in a multitude of competitions against one another. The weekend festivities will culminate the evening of July 21st with the official All-Star Game at 5 PM PST that will see the PLL’s top 50 players face off against one another.
“Los Angeles annually announces itself as the epicenter of today’s sports world with the ESPY Awards every July,” said Paul Rabil, PLL Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. “Our All-Star weekend timed perfectly; we will have the unique opportunity to bring our players into the spotlight, as well as cater to the brightest stars in sports, already landed on the red carpet in L.A. Banc of California Stadium is an innovative, world-class facility ideal to host one of our biggest weekends. We are delighted to bring the league’s best players not only to our dedicated supporters, but also to West Coast fans hungry for the fast-moving action of professional lacrosse.”
Los Angeles joins Boston, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta and Washington D.C. as PLL host cities to be announced. The PLL’s inaugural season begins June 1 and brings 150 of the world’s best players to 13 cities across the country this summer.
“We are proud to welcome the PLL to Banc of California Stadium.” Adam Friedman, President of Banc of California Stadium Entertainment and EVP of LAFC Sports, LLC said. “We look forward to hosting these world-class athletes and their fans from across the nation for All-Star Weekend at our stadium.”
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.
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, 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 www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter(@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague) and YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL).
ABOUT BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM
Located in the heart of Los Angeles in Exposition Park, Banc of California Stadium is the first open-air stadium built in Los Angeles since Dodger Stadium in 1962. Home to the Los Angeles Football Club, the stadium is a $370 million, state-of-the-art, world-class venue specifically designed to present all types of star-studded live entertainment and creates an unparalleled fan experience for music, sports, and more. At a capacity of 23,500 for concerts (22,000 for soccer), the venue's unique "outdoor arena" design provides for an intimate experience with excellent sightlines of the stage from every seat and superior quality sound throughout the house. Banc of California Stadium sits atop the hallowed grounds of the former Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, which hosted some of the most legendary music artists of all time -- befitting its history, the new stadium continues the tradition of presenting the very best in live entertainment. For more information, visit www.bancofcaliforniastadium.com