PORTLAND, OREGON (March 11, 2020) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today that the league will travel to Portland, OR. for the upcoming 2020 season. The league is scheduled to play four total games taking place on August 1 and 2 at Providence Park. This will be the league’s first weekend taking place in the Pacific Northwest.
“Since we began working on the PLL, we’ve recognized how important the Pacific Northwest market was for us,” says PLL Co-Founder and CMO Paul Rabil. “As a player and operator, I’ve witnessed both the rapid growth in participation and popularity in Portland, and our partners at Providence Park have developed a world-class venue that entertains the fans of the (Portland) Timbers and Thorns. We’re confident we can replicate that atmosphere, bringing fans from Portland, Seattle, and even Vancouver, closer to the best players and game in the world.”
“We are excited to have the opportunity to welcome the PLL to Portland,” said Mike Golub, Timbers and Thorns FC president of business. “Providence Park is one of the top sports venues in the country, and we look forward to showcasing it this summer to lacrosse fans across the Pacific Northwest.”
PLL’s Portland weekend will feature both a Saturday doubleheader on August 1 and a doubleheader on August 2. The 2020 PLL season is scheduled to get underway at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on May 30 and will culminate with a championship game in mid-September (location TBA). The league has now announced eight locations for the upcoming 2020 season with the remainder of the venues to be announced in the next two weeks. PLL games are shown via an exclusive media rights deal with NBC Sports Group with action being shown on a combination of NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold - the network’s direct to consumer streaming platform.
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 PROVIDENCE PARK
Providence Park is an iconic sports and entertainment facility located in the heart of downtown Portland, Ore. Originally constructed in 1926, Providence Park is a historic civic gathering place with over 85 years of history, having played host to a variety of sporting events, political gatherings, popular concerts, and some of the region’s most memorable events. The home of Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Portland Thorns FC, underwent a transformation project that began in December 2017, spanning 20 months, and re-opened on June 1, 2019, with extensive renovations throughout the stadium, including the addition of 4,000 new seats as part of a three-tiered eastside expansion, increasing the capacity to 25,218.