Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/18/10
From Press Releases
BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse, in cooperation with the English Lacrosse Association, has contracted ESPNU to broadcast the championship game of the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships, live on July 24 at 11:00 a.m. EST from Manchester, England.
“It is important to lacrosse fans around the country to see the very best lacrosse in the world and we wanted to provide that for our sport,” said US Lacrosse’s Chief Operating Officer, Bill Schoonmaker. “Thanks to the generous contributions of U.S. men’s national team supporters, the goal with this investment is to inspire participation and showcase the world’s best lacrosse in action on TV for sports fans here in the states.”
US Lacrosse coordinated the national broadcast of the championship game in an effort to expose U.S. sports enthusiasts to international lacrosse in advance of the 2014 FIL World Championships in Denver, Colo.
Thirty countries will compete for the gold at the quadrennial men’s lacrosse World Championships this July. Team USA is in the Blue Division alongside Canada, Australia, Iroquois, England and Japan.
Opening ceremonies for the FIL World Championships are on July 15. Team USA plays its first game July 16 in a Blue Division matchup against Australia. July 20 marks the end of the pool games, with the medal round commencing on July 22 and gold medal game on July 24. A full schedule of Team USA’s games can be found on www.laxmagazine.com and more information about the event can be found at www.2010WorldLacrosse.com.
Want to see all of the games leading up to the final? All of the U.S. games are available to watch live online for approximately $10USD at www.247.tv/lacrosse/fil-world-lacrosse-championships-2010.