By MLL Communications | 12/13/13 11:10 AM
BOSTON (Dec. 12, 2013)– Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that LB3 Lacrosse will operate a 7 v 7 tournament the weekend of August 23 and 24 in Kennesaw, Ga. The MLL Championship Festival is open to lacrosse players of all ages starting at the U9 level all the way to the Masters over 35 level, and is organized around the MLL Championship Game that will be held at 7 p.m. (ET) on August 23 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
2014 marks a milestone in MLL playoff history with the change in format to a single MLL Championship Game and allowing the two highest seeded teams to host a semi-final playoff game in market and give their fans an opportunity to provide a true home field advantage.
“We are pleased to be partnering with LB3 Lacrosse again,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “They did a tremendous job with our regular season game in Kennesaw last season and we are very happy to have an organization that has such strong ties to the Atlanta lacrosse community operate this tournament.”
As part of their registration package, all participants in the tournament will receive a ticket to the Championship Game and youth participants will be invited to take part in clinics with MLL players prior to the game on Saturday the 23rd.
LB3 Lacrosse was instrumental in bringing an MLL regular season game to the Atlanta region in 2013 when the Boston Cannons faced the Rochester Rattlers in front of over four thousand fans at Fifth Third Bank stadium. The success of that game prompted the league to host its 2014 Championship Game in the same venue as a prelude to possibly putting an expansion team in the area in the near future.
“We could not be more excited about the opportunity to once again partner with the MLL to bring an outstanding lacrosse event to the Atlanta area,” said LB3 Founder Liam Banks. “The MLL Championship game will offer lacrosse played at the highest level in a great venue. LB3 plans to add a little something that lacrosse players love, a chance to play lacrosse in a friendly yet competitive environment with the MLL Championship Festival. It should be an incredible weekend for Georgia lacrosse.”
To register for the MLL Championship Festival visit LB3Lacrosse.com or click HEREto go straight to the registration page
Tickets for the Championship Game are on sale now and can be obtained by clicking HEREor by visiting http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/championship-game/.
About LB3 Lacrosse
LB3 Lacrosse was founded in 2005 by former Syracuse University All American and MLL star Liam Banks. Based in Atlanta, LB3 offers outstanding lacrosse experiences to young players through camps, clinics, tournaments and club teams. With a focus on teaching, honoring and respecting the great game of lacrosse, LB3 provides elite coaching and up tempo lacrosse to players from youth through high school age. LB3 operates Club Team programs in Atlanta, St Louis, Mo., and Philadelphia, as well as running camps, clinics and tournaments throughout the South. For more information go to www.lb3lacrosse.com.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse League, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June 2001 and will embark on its fourteenth season. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers. More information about the league can be found at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com, Facebook or Twitter.
The 2014 Collegiate Draft will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 in Philadelphia and the fourteenth season will commence the weekend of April 26.
The 2014 MLL All-Star Game will be held at Harvard Stadium on June 26. Tickets for the event are on sale now by visiting Ticketmasteror by calling the Boston Cannons office at 617-746-9933.
The 2014 Championship Game will be held at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga., on Saturday, August 23 and tickets can be obtained by clicking HERE