LOS ANGELES - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today that it will host its slate of Week 5 games at Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. Atlanta joins Boston, New York, Chicago, and Baltimore has PLL host cities that have been announced.
“We’re delighted to bring an amazing weekend of Premier Lacrosse League action to the Atlanta area,” says Paul Rabil, PLL Co-Founder, and Chief Strategy Officer. “Led by PLL superstars Myles Jones and Scott Ratliff, the region has seen lacrosse grow exponentially in both participation and popularity. We look forward to bringing the PLL to the fans in the great state of Georgia.”
The PLL follows a tour-based model featuring six teams and 160 of the best players in the world. In addition to being full-time employees and receiving health benefits, PLL athletes receive an exclusive equity stake in the league – a first in the history of professional sports. In October, the league announced an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC, consisting of three regular-season games airing on NBC flagship station in addition to 16 games on NBC Sports -- 19 total games on television over the league’s 14-weekend schedule. Remaining regular season games will be streamable through NBCSports.com and the NBC Gold app.
“We are extremely pleased to bring the Premier Lacrosse League to Georgia State Stadium this summer,” Associate Athletic Director for Sports Communications Mike Holmes said. “Along with hosting our home fans with six football games per season, our goal is to bring in other premier events to the city of Atlanta. Hosting the PLL will add to this and we are excited for two days of great action in June.”
For more information about the PLL and the games visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com
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, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the Chernin Group, and Blum Capital. The PLL season will begin in June 2019 with six teams embarking on a 14-week season that concludes with a playoff and PLL Championship Game. The PLL season will be 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).
ABOUT GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University Athletics fosters a culture of success through academic achievement, competitive greatness, ethical behavior, social responsibility, and community engagement that educates and transforms a diverse group of talented student-athletes into future leaders. With 16 varsity sports, including the state’s third FBS football program, Georgia State competes at the Division I level in the Sun Belt Conference. Since 2013, Georgia State has won 11 Sun Belt titles, while its student-athletes have been recognized with more than 20 All-America awards and more than 200 all-conference honors, to go along with a league-leading Graduation Success Rate. Academically, Georgia State student-athletes have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average for 21 consecutive semesters.