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MLL announces its move to unified ownership group; report says franchise coming to Philly

Wednesday, 15th January 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/15/20
From Press Release

The 2019 season proved to be a year of significant evolution for Major League Lacrosse (MLL). MLL experienced increased attendance, greater reach in TV audiences, significant grassroots outreach and exponential growth on social and digital channels.

MLL welcomed ten (10) new partners into the league including Progressive Insurance, Clear, Marriott Hotels, Corum Watches and Amerind. The season saw MLL players thrive, breaking a host of Major League Lacrosse records, highlighted by the return of John Grant Jr, who broke the all time MLL scoring record.

MLL now turns its attention to the 2020 season.

Proud of its 19 years of service to fans, players and the sport, Major League Lacrosse looks forward to Opening Day of its twentieth-anniversary season on May 30. Leading up to the start of the 2020 season, MLL will share storylines, game broadcasts, player stories and much more to highlight each of the past nineteen seasons.

“We are thrilled to be launching our twentieth MLL season on May 30, 2020,” said Alexander Brown, Major League Lacrosse Commissioner. “For the last twenty years, this league has showcased the best athletes our sport has to offer, and we look forward to continuing that trend in 2020.”

Invigorated by the 2019 success and steadfast in its promise to build a stronger league for the future, in 2020 MLL will operate under a unified ownership group that is capitalized for growth. Incorporated in the strategic plan is the relocation of select teams, thus streamlining the league and creating the greatest opportunity for additional investment.

Although no further information was released, a report by Chris Jastrzembski of College Crosse reported that the Altanta Blaze will relocate to Philly. The last MLL team in the region was the Philadelphia Barrage, which left after the 2008 campaign.


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