Major League Lacrosse Announces Schedule for 2011

Boston, Mass. (January 25, 2011) - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced the schedule for the 2011 season, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross.

The eleventh season of Major League Lacrosse begins on Saturday, May 14th with all six teams in action. In week one, Long Island will visit Boston, Rochester will travel to Annapolis to take on the defending champion Bayhawks, and Denver will host the Hamilton Nationals.

Once again this season every Major League Lacrosse game will be available live on ESPN3.com and will be available on television in syndication. A complete broadcast schedule will be made available at a later date.

Other schedule highlights include the return of Major League Lacrosse to Rochester, New York in week two when the Rattlers play host to Long Island. Also in week two the Hamilton Nationals will play their first home game as Chesapeake travels to Ontario.

On June 12th ESPN2 will air the first of six Major League Lacrosse games in 2011 when Long Island visits Boston.

Week five features a rematch of the 2010 Championship Game when Chesapeake visits Long Island.

July 4th weekend will feature three games including Rochester visiting Chesapeake and Boston traveling to Denver, the Outlaws will be looking to top the 20,000 mark in attendance for this game once again this year. Last year's contest with Chesapeake drew a crowd of 23,433.

The 2011 Major League Lacrosse All-Star game will take place on Saturday July 9th at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts and will be televised live on ESPN2.

The MLL season concludes in Annapolis where the 2010 MLL Championship Weekend is set to be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on August 27th and 28th. The Semi-Final games will be held on Saturday, August 27 with the two Semi-Final winners advancing to the Championship Game on Sunday, August 28.

Week  Day     Date   Visitor           Home         Local Time     ET

1 Sat. 5/14 Long Island @ Boston 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
1 Sat. 5/14 Rochester @ Chesapeake 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
1 Sat. 5/14 Hamilton @ Denver 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

2 Thurs. 5/19 Chesapeake @ Hamilton 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
2 Sat. 5/21 Denver @ Boston 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
2 Sat. 5/21 Long Island @ Rochester 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

3 Fri. 6/03 Denver @ Long Island 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
3 Sat. 6/04 Chesapeake @ Boston 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

4 Fri. 6/10 Hamilton @ Rochester 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
4 Sat. 6/11 Long Island @ Boston 6:00 pm 6:00 pm
4 Sat. 6/11 Chesapeake @ Denver 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

5 Thurs. 6/16 Chesapeake @ Long Island 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
5 Sat. 6/18 Boston @ Rochester 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
5 Sat. 6/18 Denver @ Hamilton 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

6 Fri. 6/24 Hamilton @ Rochester 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
6 Sat. 6/25 Boston @ Chesapeake 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
6 Sat. 6/25 Rochester @ Hamilton 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
6 Sat. 6/25 Long Island @ Denver 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

7 Fri. 7/01 Long Island @ Hamilton 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
7 Sat. 7/02 Rochester @ Chesapeake 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
7 Sun. 7/03 Boston @ Denver 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Sat. 7/09 MLL All-Star Game, Boston, MA 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

8 Sat. 7/16 Boston @ Long Island 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
8 Sat. 7/16 Chesapeake @ Hamilton 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
8 Sat. 7/16 Rochester @ Denver 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

9 Sat. 7/23 Hamilton @ Boston 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
9 Sat. 7/23 Long Island @ Chesapeake 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
9 Sat. 7/23 Denver @ Rochester 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

10 Thurs. 7/28 Rochester @ Long Island 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
10 Sat. 7/30 Hamilton @ Chesapeake 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
10 Sat. 7/30 Boston @ Denver 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

11 Sat. 8/06 Boston @ Hamilton 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
11 Sat. 8/06 Chesapeake @ Rochester 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
11 Sat. 8/06 Denver @ Long Island 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

12 Sat. 8/13 Rochester @ Boston 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
12 Sat. 8/13 Denver @ Chesapeake 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
12 Sat. 8/13 Hamilton @ Long Island 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

CW Sat. 8/27 2011 MLL Semifinal #1 12:00 pm 12:00 pm
CW Sat. 8/27 2011 MLL Semifinal #2 3:00 pm 3:00 pm
CW Sun. 8/28 2011 MLL Championship 3:00 pm 3:00 pm
at Annapolis, MD

2011-01-25



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