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Thursday, June 10th, 2021
PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE HEADS TO FIFTH THIRD BANK STADIUM IN GEORGIA THIS WEEKEND ON NBC, NBCSN AND PEACOCK
Fifth Third Bank Stadium to Host Five Matchups, Beginning Tomorrow – Chaos LC vs. Waterdogs LC at 7 p.m. ET Exclusively on Peacock
NBC to Present First Matchup of 2021 Between Defending Champion Whipsnakes LC and Cannons LC – Saturday at Noon ET; Former NFL Wide Receiver Chris Hogan to Make PLL Debut
Brendan Burke, Ryan Boyle and Corey Robinson to Call the Action
Peacock is Streaming Home of PLL This Season – Presenting Every Game
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 10, 2021 – The 2021 Premier Lacrosse League season heads to Fifth Third Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga., for five matchups this weekend on NBC, NBCSN and Peacock. The first matchup of the weekend will feature Chaos LC against Waterdogs LC tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock.
NBC will present its first matchup of the 2021 season when the defending champion Whipsnakes LC play Cannons LC on Saturday, June 5, at noon ET. In a 2020 Championship rematch, the Whipsnakes defeated Chaos 13-7 in their season opener last Saturday, while the Cannons earned their first win in the PLL when they beat Waterdogs 13-7 last Sunday.
Former NFL wide receiver and PLL rookie Chris Hogan will make his league debut for Cannons LC on Saturday. Teammates Lyle Thompson (six goals) and Paul Rabil (five goals) rank tied for first and tied for third in the league lead in goals scored.
Redwoods LC, who sit atop the standings after a two-win opening weekend at Gillette Stadium last weekend, face Atlas LC Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. Rob Pannell of the Redwoods currently leads the league in points with nine.
Sunday will feature a doubleheader with Chrome LC playing Waterdogs LC at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock, and Chaos LC facing Archers LC at 3:45 p.m. ET on Peacock.
Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Class of 2019 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Ryan Boyle (analyst) will call the action from Fifth Third Stadium alongside sideline reporter Corey Robinson.
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 NBC, NBCSN and Peacock:
|Fri., June 11||Chaos LC vs. Waterdogs LC||7 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., June 12||Whipsnakes LC vs. Cannons LC||Noon||NBC, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Redwoods LC vs. Atlas LC||3 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Sun., June 13||Chrome LC vs. Waterdogs LC||1 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Chaos LC vs. Archers LC||3:45 p.m.||Peacock|