FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 8th, 2021
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE IN MINNESOTA AT TCO STADIUM THIS WEEKEND ON NBCSN AND PEACOCK
PLL Points Leader Grant Ament and Archers LC Face All-Time Professional Lacrosse Points Leader Paul Rabil and Cannons LC Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock
Defending Champion and League-Leading Whipsnakes LC vs. Redwoods LC at 6 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN and Peacock Kicks Off Evening Doubleheader; Atlas LC-Chaos LC at 8:45 p.m. ET on Peacock
Last Weekend’s Redwoods LC Victory Against Waterdogs LC on NBC Ranks as Second Most-Watched Outdoor Pro Lacrosse Game in History
Peacock is Streaming Home of PLL This Season – Presenting Every Game
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 8, 2021 – In the final regular-season stop before All-Star Weekend, NBC Sports presents five Premier Lacrosse League matchups from TCO Stadium in Eagan, Minn., Friday-Sunday on NBCSN and Peacock. Coverage begins tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET when Waterdogs LC face Cannons LC exclusively on Peacock. Last weekend, Cannons midfielder and PLL co-founder Paul Rabil became the all-time professional lacrosse points leader when he registered six points, bringing his career total to 647. Rabil is currently third in the league in points this season (19).
Saturday’s doubleheader gets underway with the defending champion and league-leading Whipsnakes facing Redwoods LC at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. This will mark a rematch of the inaugural PLL Championship in 2019, which the Whipsnakes won 12-11 in overtime. The second matchup of the evening features Atlas LC against Chaos LC at 8:45 p.m. ET on Peacock, with both teams currently on two-game winning streaks.
On Sunday, Chrome LC take on Waterdogs LC in the second game of the weekend for the Waterdogs at 4:45 p.m. ET on Peacock. The nightcap features Archers LC against Cannons LC at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Archers are led offensively by attackman Grant Ament, who leads the league in points (22) and assists (15). Archers feature three of the top scorers in the PLL: Ament, attackman Will Manny (18) and midfielder Tom Schreiber (16).
Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Class of 2019 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Ryan Boyle (analyst) will call the weekend matchups from TCO Stadium with sideline reporter Corey Robinson.
Last weekend’s Redwoods LC 19-16 victory over Waterdogs LC ranks as the second-most watched outdoor professional lacrosse game in history, with a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 366,000 viewers across NBC, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, only behind the PLL’s first-ever broadcast on NBC in June 2019 when Chaos LC faced Atlas LC (412,000 viewers). The matchup is the third-most watched professional lacrosse game in 16 years (2005 NLL indoor championship, Toronto v. Arizona, 689,000 viewers, NBC).
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., July 9||Waterdogs LC vs. Cannons LC||8 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., July 10||Redwoods LC vs. Whipsnakes LC||6 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Atlas LC vs. Chaos LC||8:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., July 11||Chrome LC vs. Waterdogs LC||4:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Cannons LC vs. Archers LC||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|