PLL to play at University of Denver’s Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium this summer
LOS ANGELES, CA. (March 11, 2020) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today that the league is scheduled to return to Denver, CO for its upcoming 2020 campaign this summer. University of Denver’s Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium is scheduled to host a total of three PLL games on August 28th and 29th.
“After an outstanding turnout during our visit to Denver in the 2019 season, we knew it was imperative to return to Denver,” says PLL Co-Founder and CEO Mike Rabil. “The last two decades have seen lacrosse become substantially ingrained within the fabric of this city. The PLL is proud to boast several University of Denver alumni including Atlas standouts and PLL stars, Trevor Baptiste and Eric Law. We’re excited to combine forces of our world-class PLL ops team with the DU staff to create an unforgettable experience for the fans and our players.”
Peter Barton Stadium (Denver, CO) is the twelfth location to be announced for the PLL’s second season this summer following Gillette (Foxborough, MA), Fifth Third Bank Stadium (Atlanta, GA), LaValle Stadium (Stony Brook, NY), Homewood Field (Baltimore, MD), and Ford Center at the Star (Dallas, TX), and TCO Stadium (Minneapolis, MN), OC Great Park (Los Angeles, CA), Providence Park (Portland, OR), WakeMed Soccer Park (Raleigh, NC), Tom & Mary Casey Stadium (Albany, NY), and Rio Tinto Stadium (Salt Lake City, UT). The 2020 season is scheduled to begin on May 29 and will be distributed via an exclusive media rights deal with NBC Sports. Games will be shown throughout the summer on a combination of NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold, the network’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform.
“We welcome the PLL to the University of Denver and the Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium,” says University of Denver Vice Chancellor of Athletics, Recreation, & Ritchie Center Operations, Karlton Creech. “We are proud to be the Lacrosse Capital of the West™ and it will be tremendous to see our University of Denver Lacrosse Alumni taking the field once again. We look forward to combining our mile high hospitality with the PLL’s vision to create an amazing experience for lacrosse fans.”
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).
ABOUT PETER BARTON STADIUM
The University of Denver Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, built solely for lacrosse, the fastest growing sport in Colorado, was constructed in 2005 and is home to the University of Denver Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I Lacrosse programs. The facility is named for Peter Barton, the late Denver entrepreneur who was the former president and chief executive of cable television company Liberty Media Corp. Since construction, the Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium has become the Lacrosse Capital of the West™ hosting numerous high profile lacrosse championships including professional, NCAA, high school, and youth championships.