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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.

League Major League Lacrosse
Sport Field lacrosse
Duration May 31 – October 6, 2019
Number of teams 6
Steinfeld Cup
Champions Chesapeake Bayhawks
  Runners-up Denver Outlaws
Finals MVP Lyle Thompson

Major League Lacrosse Facts

Sport Field lacrosse
Founded 1999
Inaugural season 2001
Commissioner Alexander Brown
No. of teams 6 (1 on hiatus)
Country United States
Most recent
Chesapeake Bayhawks
(6th title)
Most titles Chesapeake Bayhawks
(6 titles)
TV partner(s) ESPN, Stadium, Lax Sports Network



Atlanta Blaze Boston Cannons Chesapeake Bayhawks
Atlanta Silverbacks Park Veterans Memorial Stadium Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 34,000



Dallas Rattlers Denver Outlaws New York Lizards
The Ford Center at The Star Empower Field at Mile High James M. Shuart Stadium
Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 76,125 Capacity: 11,929



Team W L PCT GB GF 2ptGF GA 2ptGA
Chesapeake Bayhawks 10 6 .625 211 3 186 5
Denver Outlaws 9 7 .563 1 206 15 205 3
Boston Cannons 9 7 .563 1 217 8 211 5
Atlanta Blaze 8 8 .500 2 227 2 228 9
Dallas Rattlers 7 9 .438 3 192 7 202 7
New York Lizards 5 11 .313 5 195 2 216 11
Playoff Seed


October 4
Peter Barton Stadium
October 6
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
1 Chesapeake (OT) 14
4 Atlanta 13
1 Chesapeake (OT) 10
2 Denver 9
2 Denver 17
3 Boston 15


Designation Average 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.


Team Total Average Change
Chesapeake 57,165 7,145 71%
Denver 46,497 5,812 -25%
New York 36,424 4,553 -3%
Dallas 33,485 4,185 -12%
Boston 32,696 4,087 9%
Atlanta 13,916 1,739 4%
League 220,183 4,587 25%

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.


Season Champion Score Runner-up Venue Location Attendance Game MVP
2001 Long Island Lizards 15–11 Baltimore Bayhawks Kennedy Stadium Bridgeport, CT 6,745 Paul Gait
2002 Baltimore Bayhawks 21–13 Long Island Lizards Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, OH 5,596 Mark Millon
2003 Long Island Lizards 15–14 (OT) Baltimore Bayhawks Villanova Stadium Villanova, PA 6,593 Kevin Lowe
2004 Philadelphia Barrage 13–11 Boston Cannons Nickerson Field Boston, MA 8,279 Greg Cattrano
2005 Baltimore Bayhawks 15–9 Long Island Lizards Nickerson Field Boston, MA 6,829 Gary Gait
2006 Philadelphia Barrage 23–12 Denver Outlaws The Home Depot Center Carson, CA 5,374 Roy Colsey
2007 Philadelphia Barrage 16–13 Los Angeles Riptide PAETEC Park Rochester, NY 5,288 Matt Striebel
2008 Rochester Rattlers 16–6 Denver Outlaws Harvard Stadium Boston, MA 8,481 Joe Walters
2009 Toronto Nationals 10–9 Denver Outlaws Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, MD 7,003 Merrick Thomson
2010 Chesapeake Bayhawks 13–9 Long Island Lizards Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, MD 6,445 Kyle Hartzell
2011 Boston Cannons 10–9 Hamilton Nationals Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, MD 5,027 Jordan Burke
2012 Chesapeake Bayhawks 16–6 Denver Outlaws Harvard Stadium Boston, MA 7,384 Ben Rubeor
2013 Chesapeake Bayhawks 10–9 Charlotte Hounds PPL Park Chester, PA 3,892 John Grant Jr.
2014 Denver Outlaws 12–11 Rochester Rattlers Fifth Third Bank Stadium Kennesaw, GA 8,149 John Grant Jr.
2015 New York Lizards 15–12 Rochester Rattlers Fifth Third Bank Stadium Kennesaw, GA 8,674 Paul Rabil
2016 Denver Outlaws 19–18 Ohio Machine Fifth Third Bank Stadium Kennesaw, GA 5,522 Eric Law
2017 Ohio Machine 17–12 Denver Outlaws The Ford Center at The Star Frisco, TX 7,543 Marcus Holman
2018 Denver Outlaws 16–12 Dallas Rattlers MUSC Health Stadium Charleston, SC 4,086 Matt Kavanagh
2019 Chesapeake Bayhawks 10–9 Denver Outlaws Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Denver, CO 6,374 Steele Stanwick

Performance by team

Team Champions Runner Up Years
Chesapeake Bayhawks 6 2 2002, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2019
Denver Outlaws 3 6 2014, 2016, 2018
New York Lizards 3 3 2001, 2003, 2015
Philadelphia Barrage 3 0 2004, 2006, 2007
Dallas Rattlers 1 3 2008
Toronto Nationals 1 1 2009
Boston Cannons 1 1 2011
Ohio Machine 1 1 2017
Los Angeles Riptide 0 1
Charlotte Hounds 0 1