Premier Lacrosse League

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Premier Lacrosse League
Premier Lacrosse League.jpg
SportField lacrosse
Founded2018
Inaugural season2019
CommissionerTBD
No. of teams6
CountriesUnited States
Most recent
champion(s)
TBD
Most titlesTBD
TV partner(s)NBC Sports Group
Official websitepremierlacrosseleague.com
Current sports event 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."[1] 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.

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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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] Of the 140 players; 86 All-Americans, 25 members of the U.S. National Team, and 10 former Tewaaraton Award winners.[5]

It was further announced that the league signed an exclusive media rights with NBC Sports Group.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ref>https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/pro/pll/paul-rabil%E2%80%99s-premier-lacrosse-league-launches
  2. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-22/wall-street-s-lacrosse-fraternity-backs-rabil-s-upstart-league
  3. ^ https://sports.nbcsports.com/2018/10/22/nbc-sports-group-paul-rabil-launch-premier-lacrosse-league/
  4. ^ "Wall Street backs PLL". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  5. ^ "140 Pro Players signed". Inside Lacrosse. Retrieved 2018-10-24."140 Pro Players signed". Collegecrosse. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  6. ^ "New Pro Lacrosse League". Barstool Sports. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  7. ^ "PLL Announcement". Business Journals. Retrieved 2018-10-24.

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