LOS ANGELES, CA. (September 10, 2019) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today an attendance total of 11,778 from the first round of postseason action that was held this weekend at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio (Sep. 6-7). Additionally, Saturday’s 6PM ET broadcast between Whipsnakes LC and Chaos LC was NBCSN’s second-most watched TV-only (84,000 viewers) weekend afternoon PLL game of the year (8 tc’s).
On Friday, Archers LC and Redwoods LC were both looking to make the push to the next playoff round in a do-or-die game under the lights. A sensational second half performance from the entire Redwoods team, most notably Ryder Garnsey and Wes Berg, saw coach Nat St. Laurent’s team advance to Round 2 with a 16-12 win. Saturday’s doubleheader brought the crowd out in full force for two games of gripping lacrosse. The early game saw Atlas LC easily defeat Chrome LC 17-8 behind a record-setting 9-point performance from Connor Buczek. The win gives Atlas LC a bye next week and an automatic place in First Overall Draft Pick Game in Philadelphia on September 21. In the late game on Saturday, Whipsnakes LC demolished the favored Chaos LC by a score of 15-7. Led by dominant midfield play in the second half, the Whipsnakes put together their most complete team performance this year and booked a place in the inaugural PLL Championship Game in Philadelphia. Once again, PLL action continued to drive online conversation this weekend with action from the three games generating 10.3 million impressions and 950K views on PLL social platforms.
The PLL Postseason continues next Saturday, September 14th for Round 2 with a doubleheader from Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. The first game will see Redwoods LC take on Chaos LC at 5PM ET on NBCSN as both teams face a win-or-go-home situation to book a ticket to the PLL Championship Game on September 21. The later game will be a 8PM ET face off between Chrome LC and Archers LC in the bracket for the #1 overall pick in the 2020 PLL Draft. This game will be available on 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 and Creative Artists Agency (CAA). The PLL season began on June 1, 2019 with six teams embarking on a 14-week season that concludes with a playoff and PLL Championship Game. 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).