LOS ANGELES, CA. (January 21, 2020) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) has announced that the league will host its third week of play this summer at Stony Brook University in New York. On June 12 and 13, the PLL will play a total of three games at the school’s Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
Stony Brook becomes the third venue announced for the 2020 PLL season following Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA) and Fifth Third Bank Stadium (Atlanta, GA). The PLL is slated to return to the tri-state area following two highly successful weekends during the 2019 campaign at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.
“We are ecstatic to be coming back to New York and expanding our reach to the rabid lacrosse fan base on Long Island,” says PLL Co-Founder and CEO Mike Rabil. “Long Island has always been a hotbed for the sport and nearly a third of our players were born and raised in the area. We want to make this weekend an unforgettable homecoming for them. The university has also been gracious enough to provide a standout venue that will give fans in the area an experience they won’t forget. We can’t wait to see if this is the next sell out venue for us-- Long Island fans have a history of showing up for lacrosse!”
“The game of lacrosse is a vibrant and visible part of the Long Island landscape, and we are beyond excited to welcome the PLL to Stony Brook this summer,” says Stony Brook Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron. “The PLL features some of the most talented lacrosse players in the world while delivering a high-energy, community-focused weekend of events. This is a huge opportunity for Stony Brook and for all of Long Island to celebrate a sport that is so important to our region.”
Remaining 2020 locations will be announced over the next several months. For more information about the PLL and the games visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com.
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 KENNETH P. LAVALLE STADIUM
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium opened on September 14, 2002 and is Home of the Stony Brook Seawolves football, men's and women's soccer, and men's and women's lacrosse teams. The stadium was constructed at a cost of $22 million and expanded in the summer of 2017 to its current capacity of 12,300 at a cost of $5 million. Its unique design provides fans with a tremendous stadium experience. The state of the art facility is the largest outdoor athletic facility in Suffolk County. The stadium has a three tier press box on the east side and accommodates six luxury suites, a spacious working press box area, television and radio booths and a camera deck on the roof. The facility was named in honor of Kenneth P. LaValle on October 19, 2002 in honor of the New York State Senator that was instrumental in making the stadium a reality. LaValle Stadium has played host to numerous America East and NCAA Tournaments, including the 2006 & 2010 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship quarterfinals and the 2011, 2012 and 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship.