The National Lacrosse League announced today that nine regular-season games and the 2012 All-Star Game will be carried live on ESPN3. The first NLL game on ESPN3 will be delivered live on Friday night as the Rochester Knighthawks take on the Toronto Rock from the Air Canada Centre at 7:30pm Eastern. On Saturday, ESPN3 will carry the Toronto Rock at Calgary Roughnecks matchup from the Scotiabank Saddledome live at 9pm ET. ESPN3 will also deliver the 2012 NLL All-Star Game live on February 25 from the First Niagara Centre in Buffalo. The full schedule is listed below.
"ESPN3 is a great platform for new fans to discover the hard hitting, fast paced action of NLL Lacrosse”, said National Lacrosse League Commissioner George Daniel.
National Lacrosse League on ESPN3 Schedule
Saturday, April 7 – Edmonton @ Toronto – 6:00 ET
Saturday, April 28 – Toronto @ Edmonton – 9:00 ET
All games on ESPN3 are subject to blackout on The NLL Network in the US.
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a 24/7 destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com. It is currently available to over 71 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks. It is also accessible through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app through an affiliated provider.
About National Lacrosse League:
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America's professional indoor lacrosse league, featuring the best lacrosse players in the world. Founded in 1987, the league’s 26th season of play is now underway. Average game attendance is close to 10,000 fans per game, with several games played in front of crowds in excess of 16,000 fans. The NLL has nine teams playing in major markets of the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Edmonton Rush, Minnesota Swarm, Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, Toronto Rock and Washington Stealth. For more information, visit the official website of the National Lacrosse League at: NLL.com.