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Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
2021 PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE SEASON BEGINS THIS WEEKEND FROM GILLETTE STADIUM ON NBCSN AND PEACOCK
Opening PLL Weekend to Feature Five Matchups, Beginning Tomorrow Between Expansion Cannons LC and Redwoods LC at 7 p.m. ET Exclusively on Peacock
2020 Championship Rematch Between Whipsnakes LC and Chaos LC – Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock
Lead Commentary Team of Brendan Burke, Ryan Boyle and Paul Burmeister to Call Opening Weekend Action
Peacock is Streaming Home of PLL This Season – Presenting Every Game
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 3, 2021 – The 2021 Premier Lacrosse League season begins this weekend on NBCSN and Peacock with five matchups from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The season opener will feature the league debut of Cannons LC against Redwoods LC tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock.
The defending champion Whipsnakes LC will play Chaos LC in a rematch of last year’s Championship on Saturday, June 5, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. The nightcap will feature Archers LC versus Atlas LC at 7:45 p.m. ET on Peacock.
Sunday will feature a doubleheader, with Cannons LC matching up against Waterdogs LC at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock, and Chrome LC opening their season against Redwoods LC at 3:45 p.m. ET on Peacock.
NBC Sports’ lead PLL commentary team of Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Class of 2019 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Ryan Boyle (analyst) will call the opening weekend action alongside sideline reporter Paul Burmeister.
Over the course of the 2021 season, NBC Sports will present 44 PLL matchups, marking an NBC Sports record for the most-ever professional lacrosse game coverage in a season. 21 games — four on NBC and 17 on NBCSN — sets a record for the most-ever professional lacrosse games on television in a season. All televised coverage will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. The complete media schedule can be found here.
2021 marks the first season that Peacock is the streaming home of the Premier Lacrosse League, featuring live, streaming coverage of every game throughout the season, including 23 events that will stream exclusively on Peacock.
2021 marks the third season of the PLL and follows a momentous offseason that saw the league merge with Major League Lacrosse (MLL), add an expansion team in the Cannons LC, and bring in new stars from the MLL and college.
The 2021 PLL season spans 11 weeks across the country, featuring seven regular-season weekends, an all-star weekend and three playoff weekends. The playoffs begin on Friday, Aug. 20, and culminate with the Championship on Sunday, Sept. 19.
Following is this weekend’s schedule on NBCSN and Peacock:
|Fri., June 4||Cannons LC vs. Redwoods LC||7 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., June 5||Whipsnakes LC vs. Chaos LC||5 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Archers LC vs. Atlas LC||7:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., June 6||Waterdogs LC vs. Cannons LC||1 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Chrome LC vs. Redwoods LC||3:45 p.m.||Peacock|