Premier Lacrosse League to Travel to Dallas For 2020 Season
LOS ANGELES, CA. (February 4, 2020) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced this morning that the league will play in Frisco, TX for three games during the upcoming 2020 season. The spectacular Ford Center at The Star, a Dallas Cowboys facility, will host the PLL on July 4 and 5. This will be the PLL's first visit to the state of Texas.
"As we expand our team offering and grow into new markets, we're thrilled to announce that we'll be headed to Texas in 2020," says PLL Co-Founder and CEO Mike Rabil. "Amidst a 10-year growth trajectory of lacrosse participation in Texas, we're eager to host our game weekend at the Dallas Cowboys' state-of-the-art facility in Frisco, welcoming one of the nation's fastest growing fanbases to witnessing the highest caliber of professional lacrosse."
"We are excited to welcome The Premier Lacrosse League to Ford Center at The Star", said Dallas Cowboys EVP of Business Operations, Chad Estis. The Star has created opportunities to showcase lacrosse at all levels and we are confident that the event will draw a great turnout for not just lacrosse fans, but all of our passionate sports fans in the North Texas area."
Ford Center at The Star will be the fifth PLL tour venue slated for the 2020 season. The North Texas stop will follow weekends at Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA), Fifth Third Bank Stadium (Atlanta, GA), LaValle Stadium (Stony Brook, NY), and Homewood Field (Baltimore, MD). The 2020 season is scheduled to begin on May 29 and will be distributed via an exclusive media rights deal with NBC Sports. Games will be shown throughout the summer on a combination of NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold, the network's direct-to-consumer streaming platform.
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, Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings and Creative Artists Agency (CAA). The upcoming 2020 season is scheduled to begin on May 29 with the season culminating with a Championship Game on September 20. The PLL season is 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 THE STAR
The Star is the 91-acre campus of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and training facility in Frisco, Texas. Developed as a first-of-its-kind partnership between the City of Frisco, Frisco ISD and the Dallas Cowboys, The Star features Ford Center, a 12,000-seat stadium that hosts Frisco ISD football games, other world class sporting events such as top flight boxing matches, concerts and other events; Cowboys Fit, a 60,000 square-foot gym developed in partnership with leading fitness developer, Mark Mastrov; Cowboys Club, a members-only club where the country club meets the NFL; the Omni Frisco Hotel, a 16-floor, 300-room luxury hotel; Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star, a 300,000 square-foot center of excellence for sports medicine; Twelve, a 17-story, luxury residential tower in partnership between Pro Football Hall-of-Fame Quarterback #12 Roger Staubach, and Dallas-based developer and former Dallas Cowboys center, Robert Shaw; Formation, a dynamic coworking experience offering a collaborative work environment of open workspace, dedicated desks and private offices; as well as a variety of shopping, dining and nightlife options throughout The Star District. For more information on The Star, visit www.TheStarInFrisco.com.