9/2/10 12:00 AM
2011 MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE ALL-STAR GAME RETURNS TO BOSTON
Boston, Mass. (September 2, 2010) –Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, and the Boston Cannons announced today that the 2011 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Boston’s Harvard Stadium, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross.
“The MLL All-Star Game is a tremendous celebration of the sport of lacrosse with the greatest players in the world taking part,” said commissioner Gross. “The fans love the competition, the halftime Bud Light Skills Competition and the interaction with the players after the game. We’re proud to have the event back in Boston for 2011.”
The 2010 All-Star Game at Harvard Stadium drew a Cannons record crowd of 11,771 as the US Men’s National Team defeated the MLL All-Stars 13-12. Major League Lacrosse and the Boston Cannons put on a full day of events for lacrosse fans that included the pre-game fan zone with the Warrior Chop Shop, Brine mini-field, Gentle Giant Challenge, and the best lacrosse merchandise and memorabilia from New Balance, Warrior, Brine and MLL. At halftime was the annual Bud Light Skills Competition. Home team favorites did not disappoint as Paul Rabil won his second consecutive Bud Light Fastest Shot title, matching last year’s 111 mph shot. Cannons’ midfielder Kevin Buchanan won the Freestyle Shot Competition with a highlight reel goal. Rabil and Buchanan will look to defend their titles at the 2011 All-Star Game along with the 2010 two-point contest winner Ned Crotty of the Chicago Machine.
“The Boston Cannons are excited to once again host the MLL All-Star Game,” said Cannons Vice President and General Manager Mark Kastrud. “We strive to bring the best lacrosse in the world to our fans in Boston and the MLL All-Star Game brings the best of the best. Cannons Season Ticket Holders will again receive this game as part of their package, brining great value to Cannons Season Tickets.” Kastrud added, “The 2011 All-Star game will be the lacrosse event of the summer, featuring a Youth Tournament during the day, the Fan Zone pre-game and the Bud Light Skills Competition at halftime.”
The 2011 MLL All-Star Game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and will include the Bud Light Skills Competition at halftime. Pre-game will again feature the Fan Zone, free for all attendees to take part in inter-active skills, sampling and entertainment from MLL and Cannons sponsors.
Tickets for the 2011 All Star Game will go on sale later this year. For ticket information, please contact the Boston Cannons at 617-746-9933, firstname.lastname@example.org by visiting BostonCannons.com.
About the Boston Cannons
The Boston Cannons are one of the founding franchises of Major League Lacrosse. They began play in June of 2001. The Cannons have called 3 venues home since 2001 including Cawley Stadium in Lowell, Nickerson Field at Boston University and currently Harvard Stadium in Allston.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premiere professional outdoor lacrosse league, commenced play in June of 2001. The MLL is comprised of six teams located in Boston, Chesapeake, Chicago, Denver, Long Island and Toronto.
Major League Lacrosse was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit the Official League website at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com.