HAMILTON, ONTARIO (April 18, 2019) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today that the league will play regular season games at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario on August 17th and 18th.
“The PLL proudly boasts a lineup of the game’s best Canadian players, ranging from established legends like Brodie Merrill to up and coming stars like Josh Byrne and Joel Tinney,” says Paul Rabil, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. “I’ve had the pleasure of playing in major cities throughout Canada during my career and these experiences have been nothing short of spectacular. Additionally, Hamilton’s proximity to Toronto and Buffalo - two established lacrosse markets will encourage lacrosse fans throughout each region to come watch exciting, high-stakes competition, wrapped around a world-class fan experience.”
Hamilton becomes the first international city announced by PLL and the eleventh tour location released. PLL action comes to thirteen major North American markets over fourteen weeks this summer and fall. Locations announced so far include Boston, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and San Jose. Remaining markets will be announced throughout the month leading up to Week One matchups at Gillette Stadium in Boston on June 1.
“After successfully hosting multiple international soccer and rugby matches, concerts and other unique events at Tim Hortons Field, we’re excited to partner with the PLL to bring the first professional lacrosse games to this great facility,” said Matt Afinec, President and C.O.O. of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC. “We pride ourselves in delivering a best-in-class live viewing experience at Tim Hortons Field and look forward to hosting lacrosse fans for these exciting games in August.”
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, 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 www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter(@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague) and YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL).
ABOUT TIM HORTONS FIELD
The home of the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Canadian Premier League’s (CPL) Forge FC, Tim Hortons Field opened its doors on Labour Day 2014 and has since welcomed hundreds of thousands of fans and hosted a multitude of sport, entertainment and community events. The 23,218-seat multipurpose stadium has over 1,000 club seats, 30 private suites and social viewing areas, and has hosted the 2015 Pan American Games (Football/Soccer), numerous concerts, a Rugby Canada Men’s World Cup Qualifier match, two Canada Women’s National Team soccer matches, the CFL Eastern Final, the Vanier Cup and hundreds of youth soccer and minor football games. Tim Hortons Field will also be the venue for the CPL’s Inaugural Match on April 27, 2019 and the CFL’s 2021 Grey Cup. Visit ticats.ca/tim-hortons-field/ or https://forgefc.canpl.ca/stadium-profile/ for more details.