The Premier Lacrosse League and NBC Sports Group jointly announced today the television and live streaming schedule for the PLL’s inaugural 39-game season, which begins on June 1.
The PLL is a six-team, tour-based league featuring 160 of the best lacrosse players in the world. The teams that will take the field for the league’s first season are Archers LC, Atlas LC, Chaos LC, Chrome LC, Redwoods LC and Whipsnakes LC. NBC Sports Group is the exclusive media partner of the newly-founded PLL, and will present games across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports Gold.
Fans will be able to watch three games on NBC and 16 games on NBCSN, all of which will be live streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product powered by Playmaker Media – will live stream 20 games exclusively for subscribers. More details about NBC Sports Gold’s lacrosse product will be announced soon.
The first two games in PLL history will be live streamed exclusively to subscribers of NBC Sports Gold when Justin Guterding and Chrome take on Tom Schreiber and Archers on Sat., June 1, at 1 p.m. ET, followed by Mike Ehrhardt and Whipsnakes vs. Tyson Bell and Chaos at 4 p.m. ET. NBC Sports’ opening weekend coverage concludes with the first game on NBCSN when Greg Gurenlian and Redwoods face Rabil and Atlas on Sun., June 2, at 1:30 p.m. ET.
NBC’s coverage begins in Week 2 when Paul Rabil and Atlas face Myles Jones and Chaos at the New York-area Red Bull Arena on Sun., June 9, at 2 p.m. ET. The game is reminiscent of the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship gold medal game, as ten players from Team USA and team Canada play key roles on the Atlas and Chaos rosters.
PLL coverage on NBC continues the following week on Sun., June 16, when Atlas LC plays Chrome LC at 2:30 p.m. ET, and concludes with the league’s championship weekend at the Philadelphia-area Talen Energy Stadium on Sat., Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The inaugural 2019 Premier Lacrosse League season spans 14 weeks, with stops in 13 major-market cities nationwide. The PLL season will include 10 regular-season weekends, an all-star weekend and three playoff weekends, culminating with the championship weekend games on Sept. 21.
Following is the 2019 Premier Lacrosse League broadcast schedule across NBC Sports platforms:
|Sat., June 1||1 p.m.||Foxborough, MA||Gillette Stadium||Chrome at Archers||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., June 1||4 p.m.||Foxborough, MA||Gillette Stadium||Whipsnakes at Chaos||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., June 2||1:30 p.m.||Foxborough, MA||Gillette Stadium||Redwoods at Atlas||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 8||1 p.m.||Harrison, NJ||Red Bull Arena||Whipsnakes at Chrome||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., June 8||4 p.m.||Harrison, NJ||Red Bull Arena||Redwoods at Archers||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 9||2 p.m.||Harrison, NJ||Red Bull Arena||Chaos at Atlas||NBC|
|Sat., June 15||2 p.m.||Bridgeview, IL||SeatGeek Stadium||Chaos at Redwoods||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., June 15||5 p.m.||Bridgeview, IL||SeatGeek Stadium||Archers at Whipsnakes||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 16||2:30 p.m.||Bridgeview, IL||SeatGeek Stadium||Atlas at Chrome||NBC|
|Sat., June 22||1 p.m.||Baltimore, MD||Homewood Field||Chrome at Redwoods||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 22||7:30 p.m.||Baltimore, MD||Homewood Field||Whipsnakes at Atlas||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., June 23||3:30 p.m.||Baltimore, MD||Homewood Field||Archers at Chaos||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., June 28||8 p.m.||Atlanta, GA||Georgia State Stadium||Atlas at Archers||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 29||1 p.m.||Atlanta, GA||Georgia State Stadium||Chaos at Chrome||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., June 29||4 p.m.||Atlanta, GA||Georgia State Stadium||Redwoods at Whipsnakes||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., July 6||5 p.m.||Washington D.C.||Audi Field||Archers at Redwoods||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., July 6||8 p.m.||Washington D.C.||Audi Field||Whipsnakes at Atlas||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 7||3 p.m.||Washington D.C.||Audi Field||Chrome at Chaos||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 21||5 p.m.||Los Angeles, CA||Banc of California Stadium||Skills Competition||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., July 21||8 p.m.||Los Angeles, CA||Banc of California Stadium||All-Star TeamsTBD||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 27||5 p.m.||Commerce City, CO||Dick’s Sporting Goods Park||Atlas at Redwoods||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., July 27||8 p.m.||Commerce City, CO||Dick’s Sporting Goods Park||Chaos at Whipsnakes||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 28||4 p.m.||Commerce City, CO||Dick’s Sporting Goods Park||Archers at Chrome||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 10||4 p.m.||San Jose, CA||Avaya Stadium||Redwoods at Chaos||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 10||7 p.m.||San Jose, CA||Avaya Stadium||Chrome at Whipsnakes||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug. 11||7:30 p.m.||San Jose, CA||Avaya Stadium||Archers at Atlas||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 17||12:30 p.m.||Hamilton, Ontario||Tim Hortons Field||Chaos at Archers||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 17||3:30 p.m.||Hamilton, Ontario||Tim Hortons Field||Chrome at Atlas||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug. 18||6 p.m.||Hamilton, Ontario||Tim Hortons Field||Whipsnakes at Redwoods||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 24||8 p.m.||Albany, NY||Tom and Mary Casey Stadium||Redwoods at Chrome||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug. 25||1:30 p.m.||Albany, NY||Tom and Mary Casey Stadium||Whipsnakes at Archers||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug. 25||4:30 p.m.||Albany, NY||Tom and Mary Casey Stadium||Atlas at Chaos||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 6||7:30 p.m.||Columbus, OH||MAPFRE Stadium||Playoffs Round 1||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 7||5 p.m.||Columbus, OH||MAPFRE Stadium||Playoffs Round 1||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 7||8 p.m.||Columbus, OH||MAPFRE Stadium||Playoffs Round 1||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 14||5 p.m.||Harrison, NJ||Red Bull Arena||Playoffs Round 2||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 14||8 p.m.||Harrison, NJ||Red Bull Arena||Playoffs Round 2||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 21||11:30 a.m.||Chester, PA||Talen Energy Stadium||Consolation Game||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 21||2:30 p.m.||Chester, PA||Talen Energy Stadium||Championship Game||NBC|