FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
NBC SPORTS AND PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE ANNOUNCE PLL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES MEDIA SCHEDULE
Four PLL Championship Series Games to be Presented on NBC; Most-Ever Professional Lacrosse Games on Broadcast TV in Two-Week Span
10 Games Televised on NBCSN; 6 Games Exclusively for Subscribers on NBC Sports Gold
Two-week Quarantined and Fanless Tournament to Take Place at Zions Bank Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah
Opening PLL Championship Series Game on NBC Features Redwoods LC and Whipsnakes LC in Inaugural Season Championship Rematch on Saturday, July 25, at 4 p.m. ET
2020 PLL Championship Game Airs Sunday, August 9, at 12:30 P.M. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 7, 2020 – NBC Sports Group and the Premier Lacrosse League jointly announced today the media schedule for the PLL Championship Series, a two-week quarantined and fanless tournament taking place at Zions Bank Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, from July 25 – August 9.
Throughout the first week of the PLL Championship Series, the league’s seven teams will compete in a 14-game group play format to determine seeding for the following week’s single-elimination tournament. The winner of the tournament will be crowned the 2020 PLL Champion. All 20 league games will be presented live across NBC, NBCSN, or NBC Sports Gold, with all televised games also streaming live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Fans will be able to watch four games on NBC, and 10 games on NBCSN. NBC Sports’ presentation of four PLL Championship Series on NBC will mark the most-ever professional lacrosse games on broadcast television over a two-week span.
NBC Sports Gold will live stream all 20 games commercial-free, with 6 games available exclusively for subscribers. NBC Sports Gold’s Premier Lacrosse League Pass is available now for a price of $19.99 here. In addition to the U.S., the pass is also available in 12 countries: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. USD or EUR pricing is available.
The opening game of the PLL Championship Series will air on NBC featuring Matt Rambo and the defending champion Whipsnakes LC against Ryder Garnsey and Redwoods LC in a rematch of the inaugural season Championship on Saturday, July 25, at 4 p.m. ET. NBC Sports’ opening day coverage of the tournament continues with the first game on NBCSN when Justin Guterding and Chrome LC face Connor Fields and Chaos LC at 7:30 p.m. ET.
NBC will present a second opening-weekend matchup, highlighted by Paul Rabil and Atlas LC taking on Ryan Drenner and the expansion Waterdogs LC in their first-ever game on Sunday, July 26, at 4 p.m. ET.
The first NBC Sports Gold exclusive game of the PLL Championship Series will be the nightcap on Thursday, July 30, featuring Marcus Holman and Archers LC against Chrome LC at 9:30 p.m. ET.
PLL Championship Series coverage on NBC kicks off the second week of tournament action on Saturday, August 1, when Redwoods LC play Atlas LC at 1 p.m. ET, and concludes with the league’s Championship on Sunday, August 9, at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Start times for the playoff and semifinal games will be announced in the near future.
Following is the PLL Championship Series schedule across NBC Sports (dates and times are subject to change):
|Sat., July 25||4 p.m.||Whipsnakes LC at Redwoods LC||NBC|
|Sat., July 25||7:30 p.m.||Chrome LC at Chaos LC||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 26||4 p.m.||Atlas LC at Waterdogs LC||NBC|
|Mon., July 27||7 p.m.||Chaos LC at Redwoods LC||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 27||9:30 p.m.||Archers LC at Atlas LC||NBCSN|
|Tues., July 28||7 p.m.||Waterdogs LC at Archers LC||NBCSN|
|Tues., July 28||9:30 p.m.||Redwoods LC at Chrome LC||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 30||7 p.m.||Atlas LC at Whipsnakes LC||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 30||9:30 p.m.||Archers LC at Chrome LC||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., July 31||7 p.m.||Chaos LC at Whipsnakes LC||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 31||9:30 p.m.||Chrome LC at Waterdogs LC||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., August 1||1 p.m.||Redwoods LC at Atlas LC||NBC|
|Sat., August 1||3:30 p.m.||Waterdogs LC at Chaos LC||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., August 2||12 p.m.||Whipsnakes LC at Archers LC||NBCSN|
|Tues., August 4||5:30 p.m.||Playoffs
|NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., August 4||8 p.m.||Playoffs
|NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., August 4||10:30 p.m.||Playoffs
|Thurs., August 6||TBD||Semifinal 1||NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., August 6||TBD||Semifinal 2||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 9||12:30 p.m.||Championship Game||NBC|