LOS ANGELES, CA. (July 30, 2019) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today an attendance total of 12,892 over three total games this weekend (July 27 and 28) at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, CO. Additionally, Saturday night’s Chaos vs. Whipsnakes matchup on NBCSN scored 129,000 Total Audience Delivery, exceeding last week’s PLL All-Star game (128,000 TAD), making it the most-watched and highest-rated NBCSN PLL telecast ever (9 tc’s). Furthermore, it’s the fifth consecutive week whereby the PLL has shown audience growth from the previous week.
Action got started on Saturday with a pair of matchups that shook up the league standings as the PLL approaches the postseason. In a rematch of a dramatic week 1 game, Atlas LC’s offense exploded in the first quarter led by stars Connor Buczek and Eric Law and saw the Bulls take down the Redwoods 18-15 - the highest scoring game of the season. In the Saturday night game, coach Andy Towers’ Chaos LC took down Matt Rambo and Whipsnakes LC 13-12. Chaos LC were propelled to victory by Connor Fields and Deemer Class, with goalie Blaze Riorden stopping 17 shots in the win. Sunday’s lone matchup saw Archers LC emerge victorious over Chrome LC with a 9-7 victory, finally breaking their four-game winless streak. The non-stop action this weekend saw league social channels generate over 11 million impressions with just under a million total views.
The PLL will have its second bye week of the season this weekend, but will return with a visit to the Bay Area on August 10 and 11 for three total games at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, CA. Saturday, August 10th will feature a doubleheader consisting of a 1 PM PT game between Redwoods LC and Chaos LC followed by a 4 PM PT matchup between Chrome LC and Whipsnakes LC. Both Saturday games will be available on NBC Sports Gold, NBC’s direct streaming service. Sunday’s game will see Archers LC and Atlas LC battle at 4:30 PT on NBCSN.
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).