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Premier Lacrosse League
SportField lacrosse
Inaugural season2019
No. of teams6
CountriesUnited States
Most recent
Most titlesTBD
TV partner(s)NBC Sports Group
Official websitepremierlacrosseleague.com
Current sports event 2019 PLL season

Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) is a proposed professional field lacrosse league. The league's inaugural season is set to debut June 1, 2019. The first season is set to be a 14 week tour based schedule taking place in 12 "major-market cities."[1] The league is founded by the American professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil, and his brother Mike Rabil. Investors include The Chernin Group & The Raine Group.

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In September of 2018 Bloomberg reported Paul Rabil would be launching a new professional lacrosse league (the PLL). This league would be a direct competitor to the more established Major League Lacrosse. The PLL wants to provide professional lacrosse players with a league that allows them to a professional lacrosse player full time, provide them with health care, and league equity. [2]

As opposed to tying teams to a specific market, teams in the PLL will tour 12 different "major market cities" over 14 weeks during the 2019 late-Spring and Summer. The season is projected to have 10 regular-season weekends, 1 all-star weekend, and 2 playoff weekends. It is projected the season will run from June 1 through September 21.[3] This schedule will assure there is no overlap with the NCAA Lacrosse season or National Lacrosse League season.

In Mid-October 2018 it was announced the league would consist of 6 teams in it's first year and 140 players had already been signed by the PLL[4]. Of the 140 players; 86 All-Americans, 25 members of the U.S. National Team, and 10 former Tewaaraton Award winners.[5]

It was further announced that the league signed an exclusive media rights with NBC Sports Group[6][7].

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ref>https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/pro/pll/paul-rabil%E2%80%99s-premier-lacrosse-league-launches
  2. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-22/wall-street-s-lacrosse-fraternity-backs-rabil-s-upstart-league
  3. https://sports.nbcsports.com/2018/10/22/nbc-sports-group-paul-rabil-launch-premier-lacrosse-league/
  4. "Wall Street backs PLL". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  5. "140 Pro Players signed". Inside Lacrosse. Retrieved 2018-10-24."140 Pro Players signed". Collegecrosse. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  6. "New Pro Lacrosse League". Barstool Sports. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  7. "PLL Announcement". Business Journals. Retrieved 2018-10-24.

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