Premier Lacrosse League will finish 2021 regular season at UAlbany

The Chrome's Max Tuttle with the ball against the Redwoods' Patrick Harbeson during their Premier Lacrosse League game at UAlbany's Tom & Casey Stadium on Aug. 25, 2019.
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The Chrome's Max Tuttle with the ball against the Redwoods' Patrick Harbeson during their Premier Lacrosse League game at UAlbany's Tom & Casey Stadium on Aug. 25, 2019.

ALBANY — The Premier Lacrosse League will be returning to Albany this summer by concluding its 2021 campaign.

The league announced Wednesday that it will play six games at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium the weekend of Aug. 13. It will be the second time the PLL has played at UAlbany. The league concluded its inaugural season in 2019 at Casey Stadium.

“In 2019, we closed our regular season at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium with postseason implications on the line,” PLL co-founder and CEO Mike Rabil said in a press release. “The fans showed up and created an amazing atmosphere -– which made the decision to return a no-brainer. This year’s event will have similar consequences as we wrap our regular season with three doubleheaders in Albany.”

Friday, Aug. 13, will feature a 2019 championship rematch between Redwoods LC and Whipsnakes LC, followed by Archers LC against Chaos LC.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, Atlas LC will take on Waterdogs LC in the early game. Cannons LC and Chrome LC will play the night game.

On Sunday, Aug. 15, Chaos LC will play Redwoods LC, and then Archers LC and Whipsnakes LC will conclude the weekend.

“We are extremely excited to have the PLL back at Casey Stadium,” UAlbany deputy athletic director Vic Cegles said in a press release. “The Capital Region has a strong affinity and passion for lacrosse.  Being able to bring the community onto campus to watch world-class lacrosse, that includes many UAlbany lacrosse alumni, is a win-win. The PLL is a great organization and we are thrilled to be able to partner with them again.”

All New York State, Albany Department of Health and University at Albany COVID-19 guidelines will be strictly followed and enforced.  Because of the fluidity of the guidelines for spectators at sporting events, a detailed plan and capacity limits will be announced as the event gets closer.

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