The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today an attendance total of 14,209 over three total games this weekend (July 6 and 7) at Audi Field in Washington D.C.
PLL games took place in front of a packed Audi Field this weekend and fans were treated to three enthralling games. Saturday’s early game went down to the wire and was won in overtime by a goal from new Redwoods LC star Jules Heningburg, dealing Archers LC their fourth consecutive defeat. Despite on and off thunderstorm delays throughout the night game, Whipsnakes LC took down Atlas LC with a late surge in the fourth quarter led by standout performer Ryan Drenner. Saturday’s games saw PLL partner with Shootout for Soldiers for an official Military Appreciation Night and included pregame locker room speeches from decorated U.S. Army veterans Major Erik Mineo, Colonel Michael Sullivan and Captain Ben Harrow. The lone Sunday matchup saw a Jordan MacIntosh-led Chrome LC get their first win of the season with dominant victory over Chaos LC. Sunday’s matchups were part of PLL’s official Pride Day, which honored the LGBTQ community with activations both before and during the game in conjunction with You Can Play.
Over the weekend in Washington D.C., PLL channels performed 1.5 million views on Instagram and Twitter. Social activity was also bolstered by conversation surrounding the All Star Game which generated over 5.2 million social impressions after the roster was released on Saturday morning.
The PLL season will enter its first official bye week this weekend with an action packed schedule set to resume July 21st in Los Angeles for the inaugural All-Star Game. Taking place at the innovative Banc of California Stadium in Downtown Los Angeles, the PLL All Star Game will see the top 40 PLL players face off against one another with coverage airing live on NBCSN. The game will commence promptly at 5PM PT and will be immediately followed by the official Skills Competition at 7:30PM PT (streaming live on NBC Sports Gold).
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).