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Premier Lacrosse League Shows Growth Across Ticketing, Streaming, Social, and Digital Platforms

June 25, 2021 - Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) News Release


LOS ANGELES, CA. - In its first two weeks returning to a tour-based model, the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster has tracked significant growth across ticketing, streaming, social, and digital platforms.

"We're a digitally-native company that has driven our early success through a robust media plan. We continue to invest in hosting league, team and player-centric conversations across all mediums, tailoring each to a respective audience", said Mike Rabil, Co-founder and CEO of the PLL. "In doing so, it is our belief that we will continue to see success across each of our business units, as evidenced by our first 2 weeks of the 2021 season."

Leading up to week 1 at Gillette Stadium, the league announced an additional round of funding, led by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Arctos Sports Partners, and return investor Joe Tsai Sports.

Despite COVID-19 ticketing restrictions and a social-distance seating manifest, during Week 1 at Gillette Stadium, the PLL sold the most tickets of any weekend in league history - a +93% increase over the league's first-ever event in 2019 at Gillette Stadium.

Driven by competitive on-field play, highlighted a pair SportsCenter Top 10 Plays by Paul Rabil and Jake Carraway, and two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Hogan's return to the sport, the league continues to reach new eyeballs.

During the bye week Co-founder and CMO, Paul Rabil, appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

The league's social media handles maintained a 5.0% interaction rate - highest in the industry per CrowdTangle. Other leagues: MLB (1.74%), NFL (0.99%), MLS (0.98%), NHL (0.77%), NBA (0.51%).

Premier Lacrosse League's ticketing, streaming, social, and digital successes include:

Tickets

Sold through all available inventory across three days in Boston, marking a single-weekend ticket sales increase of 93.12% off of the previous high from 2019

Tickets sold are up 93.5% over first two weekends from 2019

Ticket revenue is up 76.16% over first two weekends from 2019

Streaming

Peacock live minutes streamed in Week 1: +162%

Peacock total minutes streamed in Week 1: +132%

Social Media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tik Tok)

Total impressions: 55,073,939 

Total engagements: 3,788,082

Video views: 4,192,723

YouTube

Total minutes watched: 79.0K minutes 

Total views: 926.2K 

Game highlight views: 388.3K 

League accounts during Weeks 1 and 2 (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tik Tok)

Instagram impressions: 26.3M 

Instagram interactions: 2.5M 

Twitter impressions: 28.8M 

Twitter interactions: 1.3M 

Tik Tok video views: 953.8K

Tik Tok interactions: 167.9K

Team accounts during Weeks 1 and 2 (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tik Tok)

Waterdogs: 8.4M impressions (+162%), 4.5% engagement rate

Redwoods: 3.6M impressions (+49%), 7.3% engagement rate

Cannons: 3.3M impressions, 8.3% engagement rate

Digital

Pageviews: 2,363,194 (+196%)

The 2021 PLL Season continues on the NBC family of networks this June 25th, 26th and 27th at Homewood Field in Baltimore, MD. In 2021, the PLL will be broadcasting 21 games on NBC (4) and NBCSN (17), the most-ever professional lacrosse games on television in a season, and 23 games exclusive on Peacock.

For more information on the 2021 schedule, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com/schedule.


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