The Premier Lacrosse League Announces Paul Rabil as President
By PLL | Nov 16, 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA. (NOVEMBER 16, 2021) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster has announced that the recently retired player and Co-Founder, Paul Rabil, will be taking on a new role as President, joining his brother, Co-Founder Chairman and CEO, Mike Rabil, in the front office, effective immediately. Previously, Rabil was the PLL’s Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Strategy Officer.
“It’s bittersweet to no longer see Paul on-field, but we’re excited to get more of his time in the front office,” said PLL Chairman and CEO, Mike Rabil. “He’s our day-to-day external flag bearer of the company and thinks about pro sports in so many unique ways. We’re confident that his leadership experience on-field and across new media will help drive the PLL’s success into the future.”
In his new role, Rabil will continue to oversee the company’s media strategy, creative and execution, while also orchestrating lacrosse strategy and success on-field.
“The transition from retirement to front office has been one that Mike and I have discussed for several years now,” said Paul Rabil. “The company has depended on and required Mike’s gracious and gritty skillset to build structure, drive performance, and create culture at the company. I’m excited to continue to help shape and develop our gameday product, interact with our players, and be a part of the on-field experience in a much deeper capacity.”
On the PLL’s upcoming media deal, Rabil added, “We’re approaching a major tipping point in our league’s trajectory. The way that we’re planning to distribute our live games, build meaningful shoulder programming, and package our highlights and features across major media outlets as well as owned and operated channels will continue to mark the PLL as the most innovative in sports.”
Mike and Paul Rabil began building the PLL in 2018, and in two short years, the League was recognized by Sports Business Journal as the Sports Breakthrough of the Year in 2020. Continuing with the momentum, the Rabil brothers announced that the PLL and Major League Lacrosse (MLL) had successfully completed a merger, with subsequent season operations and activities formally existing under the PLL. The PLL just finished its third season, posting record-breaking numbers in viewership, attendance, and revenue.
ABOUT PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 8 teams rostered with the best players in the world. 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 composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Chernin Group, Blum Capital, The Kraft Group, Arctos Sports Partners, and other top investors in sports and media. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague), YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL) and TikTok (@pll).