LOS ANGELES (April 4, 2019) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today that the league will host week eight of the regular season at Avaya Stadium in San Jose on August 10th and 11th. San Jose is the [eighth] host city to be announced by the PLL following Boston, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.

“Lacrosse popularity has grown at a fevered pace over the past decade along the California coast,” says Mike Rabil, PLL Chief Executive Officer. “The Bay Area, and San Jose in particular, is a natural fit when we considered what we look for in a host city: fan desire for a tough, fast-moving sport and a state-of-the-art facility that will bring viewers as close as they can get to the action. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue PLL’s West Coast swing in Northern California.”

“The Earthquakes organization is proud to have hosted such a diverse slate of events over the years and are excited to now welcome the Premier Lacrosse League,” said Earthquakes Chief Operating Officer Jared Shawlee. “It’s always a pleasure to host the best athletes in their respective sport and we’re looking forward to the competition.”

PLL action kicks off June 1st and brings 150 of the world’s best players to 13 U.S. cities throughout the summer. A total of 16 games will be televised live by NBC Sports through the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). Additionally three games will be shown on NBC, all of which will also be streamed via authentication on, and the NBC Sports app. NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product powered by Playmaker Media – will also live-stream 20 games exclusively for its subscribers.

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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 and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter(@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague) and YouTube (


Avaya Stadium, home to Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes, is an 18,000-seat soccer-specific stadium located on Coleman Ave. adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The European-inspired building is the first cloud-enabled venue in MLS and is among the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. The stadium features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in MLS to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the north end zone houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard. The suites and club seats are located at field level, giving fans a premium experience unlike any other in professional sports. The stadium has hosted numerous non-Major League Soccer events since its inaugural season in 2015, including the International Champions Cup, four United States Women’s National Team friendlies, the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star Game against Arsenal FC and a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier for the U.S. Men’s National Team. For more information about Avaya Stadium, visit

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