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The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) will open their 2020 season at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on May 29th-30th. This will be the PLL’s second trip to Gillette Stadium as they opened their inaugural season in 2019 there.
“Last season, we saw a terrific turnout from fans looking to watch the best players in the world compete at the highest level. The stadium offers fans and players a first-class experience from the minute they walk into the venue, and we will look to take things to an even higher level this summer. Moreover, working closely with the Patriots organization was exceptional. They understand the seriousness of gameday operations and work at a rapid pace with their partners. This was a no brainer for us.”
Gillette Stadium, home to the NFL’s New England Patriots, has hosted multiple other lacrosse events in the past, including the 2017 and 2018 NCAA Men’s lacrosse DI semifinals and the championship game for DI, DII, and DIII.
Additionally, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick played lacrosse at DIII Wesleyan and has a good relationship with many in the sport, including PLL co-founder Paul Rabil. Belichick’s son, Steve, played at Rutgers and his daughter, Amanda, is the head women’s coach at Holy Cross.
The PLL’s opening weekend in Foxborough last year was the start of the league’s inaugural season. The weekend was highlighted by two overtime games on the first day.
According to the league, the 2020 season will be played over fifteen weeks and stretch from May to September. More 2020 stops should be announced over the coming months as the season draws closer.