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MLL 2020

Major League Lacrosse chose to suspend the beginning of the 2020 season, initially planned for May 30. This choice was made to shield the soundness of our players, fans and staff, just as those inside our MLL people group because of the worldwide pandemic

2019 MLL Season

The 2019 Major League Lacrosse season was the nineteenth period of Major League Lacrosse. The customary season started on Friday, May 31 and finished on Sunday, September 22. It was the first run through the association could ever start its season after Memorial Day, permitting all players chose in the university draft to play a full season. 2019 additionally denotes the first run through each group would play 16 games. The alliance has played a 14-game timetable since 2012. Also, the association came back to a Championship Weekend group rather than a fourteen day postseason just because since 2013. Title Weekend was facilitated in Denver with two elimination round games on Friday, October 4 and the nineteenth Steinfeld Cup was facilitated at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park October 6 on ESPN2..

For the third time in five years, the Denver Outlaws enter the season as protecting Steinfeld Cup champions. They vanquished the Dallas Rattlers 16–12 in the 2018 title game in Charleston, South Carolina.

On April 1, the group declared that the Charlotte Hounds, Florida Launch, and Ohio Machine would not be taking an interest in the 2019 season, with Charlotte set to return in 2021 and Florida and Ohio collapsing. A refreshed group plan was discharged April 3. The alliance contended with just six groups, the least since 2011.

LeagueMajor League Lacrosse
SportField lacrosse
DurationMay 31 – October 6, 2019
Number of teams6
Steinfeld Cup
ChampionsChesapeake Bayhawks
  Runners-upDenver Outlaws
Finals MVPLyle Thompson

Major League Lacrosse Facts

SportField lacrosse
Inaugural season2001
CommissionerAlexander Brown
No. of teams6 (1 on hiatus)
CountryUnited States
Most recent
Chesapeake Bayhawks
(6th title)
Most titlesChesapeake Bayhawks
(6 titles)
TV partner(s)ESPN, Stadium, Lax Sports Network



Atlanta BlazeBoston CannonsChesapeake Bayhawks
Atlanta Silverbacks ParkVeterans Memorial StadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 5,000Capacity: 5,000Capacity: 34,000



Dallas RattlersDenver OutlawsNew York Lizards
The Ford Center at The StarEmpower Field at Mile HighJames M. Shuart Stadium
Capacity: 12,000Capacity: 76,125Capacity: 11,929



Chesapeake Bayhawks106.62521131865
Denver Outlaws97.5631206152053
Boston Cannons97.563121782115
Atlanta Blaze88.500222722289
Dallas Rattlers79.438319272027
New York Lizards511.3135195221611
Playoff Seed


October 4
Peter Barton Stadium
October 6
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
1Chesapeake (OT)14
1Chesapeake (OT)10


DesignationAverage Annual Salary
Senior Executive (Estimated Salaries)
5 – 10 yrs experience
Manager (Estimated Salaries)

7 yrs experience

Operations Executive (Estimated Salaries)
7 yrs experience
Back Office Executive (Estimated Salaries)
1 yr experience
Associate Director (Estimated Salaries)
9 yrs experience
Supervisor (Estimated Salaries)
1 yr experience
Senior Manager Hr (Estimated Salaries)
25 yrs experience
Executive Accountant (Estimated Salaries)
6 yrs experience
Driver (Estimated Salaries)
14 yrs experience


Alongside the class’ calendar discharge on November 29, 2018, MLL declared it will proceed with its organization with ESPN and Lax Sports Network for the 2019 season. ESPN+ will communicate a Game of the Week. The All Star Game in Annapolis will be communicated on ESPN2 while the 2019 Steinfeld Cup will be communicated on ESPNEWS.

On May 30, the alliance declared that 12 games and a week by week studio show would be communicated on Stadium.

On June 14, the class reported an association development with ESPN, as ESPN Player will communicate 18 games on a worldwide spilling stage.


New York36,4244,553-3%

Television Coverage

Fox Sports Network communicate games for the initial two seasons, at that point ESPN2 broadcast a week by week MLL game from 2003 through 2011. In 2012, ESPN2 broadcast three standard season games, the All-Star Game, one elimination round, and the MLL Championship game. MLL games have not been normally appeared on ESPN2 since 2012 because of low evaluations. Games keep on being gushed on ESPN3. CBS Sports Network has broadcast elite player games and the end of the season games since 2013. MLL didn’t get any cash from these systems for these arrangements.

In 2017, Lax Sports Network was given selective rights to each of the 63 customary season games. Twitter spilled the elimination round games and CBS Sports Network communicate the last.

On April 1, 2019, the group declared they had reacquired communicated rights from Lax Sports Network. It was hazy where each group would communicate its games, however the Cannons declared on March 28 that NBC Sports Boston would air every one of the 16 of their games.

One day preceding the beginning of the 2019 season, the association declared that 12 games would be communicated on Stadium and the system would air a week after week studio appear.

Likewise in 2019, MLL re-joined forces with the ESPN organize. Week after week inclusion was appeared on ESPN+ and a few games, including the association title, were communicated broadly on ESPN2. MLL saw their greatest TV reach allied history. The semi-finals and finals consolidated for 297 million complete family unit watchers.


Major Lacrosse had 10 new backers join forces with them in 2019. They are Amerind Risk Insurance, ARYSE, Boost Oxygen, Clear Screening, Corum Watches, Marriott Hotels, Maryland Tourism, Progressive Insurance, True Lacrosse, Westin Hotels. These new accomplices are from various ventures, advocating and standard MLL.

What’s more, Bud Light, Tito’s Vodka, Cascade Maverik Lacrosse, A&R Sports and Source One all restored their sponsorships with MLL in 2019. Balancing the full rundown of supporters for the alliance are New Balance, Warrior Lacrosse and Coca-Cola.

MLL has been enthusiastic about attempting to standard their class, and through their sponsorships have attempted to charm and acculturate their competitors. MLL revealed a 194% development in social rush hour gridlock, 393% of development in web traffic and 97% development in social commitment through examination done by Neilson Sports.


SeasonChampionScoreRunner-upVenueLocationAttendanceGame MVP
2001Long Island Lizards15–11Baltimore BayhawksKennedy StadiumBridgeport, CT6,745Paul Gait
2002Baltimore Bayhawks21–13Long Island LizardsColumbus Crew StadiumColumbus, OH5,596Mark Millon
2003Long Island Lizards15–14 (OT)Baltimore BayhawksVillanova StadiumVillanova, PA6,593Kevin Lowe
2004Philadelphia Barrage13–11Boston CannonsNickerson FieldBoston, MA8,279Greg Cattrano
2005Baltimore Bayhawks15–9Long Island LizardsNickerson FieldBoston, MA6,829Gary Gait
2006Philadelphia Barrage23–12Denver OutlawsThe Home Depot CenterCarson, CA5,374Roy Colsey
2007Philadelphia Barrage16–13Los Angeles RiptidePAETEC ParkRochester, NY5,288Matt Striebel
2008Rochester Rattlers16–6Denver OutlawsHarvard StadiumBoston, MA8,481Joe Walters
2009Toronto Nationals10–9Denver OutlawsNavy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD7,003Merrick Thomson
2010Chesapeake Bayhawks13–9Long Island LizardsNavy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD6,445Kyle Hartzell
2011Boston Cannons10–9Hamilton NationalsNavy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD5,027Jordan Burke
2012Chesapeake Bayhawks16–6Denver OutlawsHarvard StadiumBoston, MA7,384Ben Rubeor
2013Chesapeake Bayhawks10–9Charlotte HoundsPPL ParkChester, PA3,892John Grant Jr.
2014Denver Outlaws12–11Rochester RattlersFifth Third Bank StadiumKennesaw, GA8,149John Grant Jr.
2015New York Lizards15–12Rochester RattlersFifth Third Bank StadiumKennesaw, GA8,674Paul Rabil
2016Denver Outlaws19–18Ohio MachineFifth Third Bank StadiumKennesaw, GA5,522Eric Law
2017Ohio Machine17–12Denver OutlawsThe Ford Center at The StarFrisco, TX7,543Marcus Holman
2018Denver Outlaws16–12Dallas RattlersMUSC Health StadiumCharleston, SC4,086Matt Kavanagh
2019Chesapeake Bayhawks10–9Denver OutlawsDick’s Sporting Goods ParkDenver, CO6,374Steele Stanwick

Performance by team

TeamChampionsRunner UpYears
Chesapeake Bayhawks622002, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2019
Denver Outlaws362014, 2016, 2018
New York Lizards332001, 2003, 2015
Philadelphia Barrage302004, 2006, 2007
Dallas Rattlers132008
Toronto Nationals112009
Boston Cannons112011
Ohio Machine112017
Los Angeles Riptide01
Charlotte Hounds01