FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE REGULAR-SEASON FINALE PRESENTED THIS WEEKEND FROM ALBANY, N.Y., ON NBCSN AND PEACOCK
Slate of Six Matchups Gets Underway with Friday Doubleheader – Redwoods LC-Whipsnakes LC at 6 p.m. ET on Peacock Followed by PLL Co-Points Leader Grant Ament and Archers LC vs. Blaze Riorden and Chaos LC at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock
Battle for Final Playoff Berth Features Paul Rabil and Cannons LC vs. Connor Farrell and Chrome LC Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock
Peacock is Streaming Home of PLL This Season – Presenting Every Game
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 11, 2021 – In the final regular-season stop of the 2021 Premier Lacrosse League season, NBC Sports presents six PLL matchups from Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium in Albany, N.Y., Friday-Sunday on NBCSN and Peacock. Coverage begins with a Friday evening doubleheader when Redwoods LC face Whipsnakes LC at 6 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock. The nightcap features the PLL’s co-points leader attackman Grant Ament and Archers LC against 2020 Oren Lyons Goalie of the Year and UAlbany alum Blaze Riorden and Chaos LC at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock.
A battle for the final playoff berth will feature midfielder and PLL co-founder Paul Rabil of Cannons LC facing faceoff specialist Connor Farrell of Chrome LC in primetime Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. The winner of the matchup will secure a spot in the 2021 playoffs, which begin next weekend on Friday, Aug. 20.
Saturday’s doubleheader gets underway with the league-leading Atlas LC facing Waterdogs LC at 4:15 p.m. ET on Peacock. Atlas LC, currently on a five-game winning streak, are led offensively by the first overall pick in the 2021 College Draft, attackman Jeff Teat, while Waterdogs LC have won their past two matchups.
On Sunday, playoff seeding will be on the line when Chaos LC play Redwoods LC at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock, followed by the regular-season finale between Archers LC taking on Whipsnakes LC at 4:45 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 matchups from Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium with sideline reporter Paul Burmeister.
2021 SEASON STANDINGS
*Clinched playoff berth
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 next weekend on Friday, Aug. 20, and culminate with the Championship on Sunday, Sept. 19.
Following is this weekend’s schedule on NBCSN and Peacock:
|Fri., August 13||Redwoods LC vs. Whipsnakes LC||6 p.m.||Peacock|
|Archers LC vs. Chaos LC||8:30 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Sat., August 14||Atlas LC vs. Waterdogs LC||4:15 p.m.||Peacock|
|Cannons LC vs. Chrome LC||7 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Sun., August 15||Chaos LC vs. Redwoods LC||2 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Archers LC vs. Whipsnakes LC||4:45 p.m.||Peacock|