The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announce that they will be hosting an Open House at their new home, Veterans Memorial Stadium on Hancock Street. This event, which includes watching an intersquad scrimmage will be on May 19 and is free and open to the general public.
“We’re excited to provide free access to our final training camp scrimmage and host an open house to showcase our new home at Veterans Memorial Stadium,” Cannons President Ian Frenette stated. “Our fans and the Greater Boston community have been waiting for months to see our new home and get a taste of the Cannons experience before our home opener on June 1st.”
The Cannons and the City of Quincy agreed on a multi-year deal to play their home contests at Veterans Memorial Stadium on December 4 of 2018. In addition to this deal, the Cannons and the city agreed on investing over $1.5 million into renovating the stadium. These renovations include a new state of the art Daktronics Videoboard, new fold-down seating in the stadium, renovated press box and locker rooms, a new luxury Cannons Champions Club VIP tent, and updated landscaping for the overall footprint. While some of these items of interest are time sensitive to complete, some items listed above may not be complete during the Open House.
This will be the final day of the two-weekend of the 2019 Cannons Training Camp, where 40 men compete to secure a spot on the 2019 Active Roster.
“We are excited about our two training camp dates at our new home,” Cannons Head Coach Sean Quirk added. “It has been an extremely productive off season, and we are looking forward to getting out on the field and playing in front of our fans!”
This Open House will be on May 19 from 10 am until 1 pm and is free to attend. Fans are encouraged to park along the streets of Hancock or Southern Artery or the two parking lots across from Veterans Memorial Stadium on Southern Artery. Food will be available for purchase during this event, and fans who attend will be able to meet with Front Office staff for tours of the stadium’s footprint, purchase new 2019 Cannons Merchandise and tickets, and watch the Cannons intersquad scrimmage on their final day of Training Camp.
About Boston Cannons:
The Boston Cannons are a Founding Member of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and one of the most recognizable global lacrosse brands. Led by Rob Hale and his ownership team, the Cannons won the 2011 MLL Championship, have eleven playoff appearances and hold a league record with five MLL MVP’s over fifteen seasons. Off the field, the Cannons provide a game day experience second to none and annually top the MLL in attendance and partnership engagement. For more information, call the front office at 617-746-9933 or visit BostonCannons.com.
About Veteran Memorial Stadium:
Veterans Memorial Stadium is an outdoor stadium located in Quincy, MA. This historic local landmark was built from 1937-1938 under the Works Progress Administration. Going through renovations of $1.2 million in 2006 that included accessibility improvements and field improvements for multiple sports to use the facility, the city recently added to the stadium by replacing the field turf in the fall of 2018.