Premier Lacrosse League
|No. of teams||6|
|TV partner(s)||NBC Sports Group|
|2019 PLL season|
Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) is a proposed professional 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." 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.
In September 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. Each player will receive a minimum salary of US$25,000 per season, plus health care, and league equity.
The PLL will feature six teams with a 28-player roster. As opposed to tying teams to a specific market, the league will tour 12 different "major market cities". The season is projected to have 14 weeks, comprising 10 regular-season weekends, 1 all-star weekend, and 2 playoff weekends. It is projected the season will run during the summer from June 1 through September 21. 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 that 140 players had already been signed by the PLL. Of the 140 players; 86 All-Americans, 25 members of the U.S. National Team, and 10 former Tewaaraton Award winners.
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