FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE SEMIFINALS DOUBLEHEADER THIS SUNDAY FROM SUBARU PARK IN PHILADELPHIA PRESENTED ON NBCSN AND PEACOCK
Jeff Teat and Atlas LC vs. Blaze Riorden and Chaos LC Begin Semifinal Action Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock
Two-Time Defending Champion Whipsnakes LC and Matt Rambo Face Zach Currier and Waterdogs LC Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock
PLL Championship – Sunday, Sept. 19, at Noon ET on NBC and Peacock
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 2, 2021 – NBC Sports presents five straight hours of coverage of the 2021 Premier Lacrosse League semifinals this Sunday from Subaru Park in Chester, Pa., just outside of Philadelphia, beginning at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock.
A pair of 2021 Jim Brown MVP award nominees face off in the first semifinal when attackman Jeff Teat and Atlas LC face goalie Blaze Riorden and Chaos LC Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. Teat, the first overall pick in the 2021 College Draft, tied for second in the league in points scored during the regular season (32).
A 30-minute program will be presented between the two semifinal matchups immediately following the conclusion of Atlas LC-Chaos LC, leading into the second semifinal when the two-time defending champion Whipsnakes LC and attackman Matt Rambo play 2021 Jim Brown MVP award nominee Zach Currier and Waterdogs LC at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. Zed Williams tallied nine points and Rambo scored the deciding goal in the Whipsnakes 14-13 comeback victory over the Redwoods in the quarterfinals.
The two semifinal winners will face off in the 2021 PLL Championship on Sunday, Sept. 19, from Audi Park in Washington D.C. airing at noon ET on NBC and Peacock.
Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Class of 2019 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Ryan Boyle (analyst) will call the semifinals matchups from Subaru Park with sideline reporter Devan Kaney.
Atlas LC’s 13-9 win over Cannons LC in the quarterfinals on Saturday, Aug. 21, ranks as the fifth-most watched outdoor professional lacrosse game in history, with a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 338,000 viewers across NBC, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. To date, NBC Sports’ PLL coverage (120,000 viewers) is up 4% vs. 2019.
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.
Following is Sunday’s semifinals schedule on NBCSN and Peacock:
|Sun., Sept. 5||Atlas LC vs. Chaos LC||11 a.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Waterdogs LC vs. Whipsnakes LC||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|