Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/11/13
From Press Release
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Championship Weekend will take place at PPL Park in Chester on August 24 and 25.
“Championship Weekend is one of our marquee events, capping our season with the four best teams in the League,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “The Philadelphia area is rich with lacrosse tradition and PPL Park is the perfect venue to showcase the best teams in MLL.”
The weekend will begin with the semifinals on Saturday, Aug. 24, followed by the final on Sunday, Aug. 25. The event will also feature the MLL Fan Zone an interactive area with fun and games for lacrosse fans of all ages.
PPL Park is the home of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union and has hosted several NCAA Lacrosse games. In 2013 it will also host the inaugural Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic, a triple header Lacrosse event with six NCAA teams for a full day of lacrosse.
“We are excited to host the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend at PPL Park,” said Philadelphia Union CEO & Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz. “Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and we are elated to welcome fans of all ages to the PPL Park, a venue that is quickly becoming known as one of the best sporting venues in the country.”
The event is organized in conjunction with YSC Sports Marketing, a Philadelphia based sports and entertainment company that specializes in live events, sponsorship, television rights and consulting.
“We are very excited to bring the Major League Lacrosse’s Championship Weekend to the greater Philadelphia area,” said Gabby Roe, President, YSC Sports Marketing. “This marquee event will help bolster the Philadelphia area’s rapidly growing lacrosse community.”
Tickets for Championship weekend are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the PPL Park Events Page, by calling ComcastTix at 1-800-298-4200, or by visiting PPL Park in Chester, Pa., Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
About YSC Sports Marketing
YSC Sports Marketing is a Philadelphia based sports and entertainment company that specializes in live events, sponsorship, television rights and consulting. YSC Sports Marketing is lead by Gabby Roe, who has been at the forefront of creating and developing high growth sports and entertainment properties for over 20 years. For more information on YSC Sports Marketing email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC
Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the ownership group of Philadelphia Union led by CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz. The group launched the Philadelphia Union’s inaugural season on March 25, 2010 and opened PPL Park on June 27, 2010. Since joining the MLS, the Union have faced off against European powers Celtic FC, Manchester United, Everton, Real Madrid, Schalke 04, Aston Villa and Mexican power Chivas de Guadalajara. PPL Park holds approximately 18,500 seats and has hosted various events such as the 2012 MLS All-Star Game, USWNT vs China, 2012 Army/Navy Soccer Cup, 2012 Big East Men’s Soccer Championship and 2011 and 2012 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championships. Scheduled events in 2013 at PPL Park include the 2013 NCAA Men’s College Cup. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com