February 25, 2013 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Hamilton Nationals
Boston, Mass. (Feb. 25, 2013) - Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league (MLL), and ELEV|8 Sports Institute, announced today that the Hamilton Nationals home game against the Rochester Rattlers will be played at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. on Saturday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m.
MLL returns to Palm Beach County for the second consecutive year, after a successful All Star Game in 2012.
"We had a very successful All Star Game at FAU in 2012," said Major League Lacrosse Commissioner David Gross. "We wanted to return to Boca Raton with a regular season game to showcase some of the best MLL has to offer as we contemplate future expansion."
The event is spearheaded by ELEV|8 Sports Institute, a multi-sport training center offering several programs including a residential nine month academy program, professional athlete training, high intensity training camps, and other customized training opportunities.
"Last year was a big step towards getting an expansion franchise in the South Florida area. We have been working hard in the 6 months since then to make it a reality," stated Elev8 Director of Lacrosse Tony Lowe. "Our goal is to grow the game and nothing would be bigger for our sport then to have a pro team in the hotbed of South Florida."
The event is supported by the Palm Beach Sports Commission, a not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the county as a sports and sports tourism destination.
"FAU is a state-of-the-art facility and a venue unlike any that Palm Beach County has ever had. We're thrilled that last year's game led to another game this year and will ignite potential for many more MLL events in the future." said George Linley, executive director of Palm Beach County Sports Commission
ELEV|8 will also be holding a two-day youth tournament over the weekend. The jamboree style tournament will take place on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday June 23 at fields surrounding the FAU Stadium.
Tickets for the event will go on sale March 1 and can be found by visiting MLLFla.com. Prices range from $15 to $50 with a limited number of VIP packages available for on-field seating, suites or party bays.