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About the NLL

panoramic view of a lacrosse field during a game

Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (Fort Worth, TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.

Focusing on a digital-first strategy, every NLL game is distributed via live stream on ESPN+ and TSN+. Select games will also be broadcast on ESPN’s family of networks (U.S.) and TSN (Canada).

Each team plays an 18 game regular season schedule. The top four teams from the East Conference, top three teams from the West Conference and the next best record qualify for the playoffs. The first round is a single elimination contest. The Conference Finals and NLL Finals are a best of three format with the higher seed hosting Game 1 and 3 (if necessary).

For more information, find the NLL on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

Box lacrosse is played inside the confines of an ice hockey rink, with glass and rink boards intact. The playing surface consists of a green dieter turf carpet that is laid down over the hockey ice. Combined, teams score an average of approximately 25 goals per game.

Box lacrosse consists of four quarters, each fifteen minutes in length. A tied game at the end of regulation is decided in a sudden-death overtime. There are no tie games in professional box lacrosse. Each team has five runners (forwards, transition players and defensemen) and a goaltender on the floor during the game. Each team dresses 19 players (17 runners and two goaltenders) per game, and the players rotate on and off the floor in shifts, similar to ice hockey.

Box Lacrosse 101

Click the link below to learn more about box lacrosse. Box Lacrosse 101 goes over the fundamentals of play, rules, terminology, and what to expect when attending a NLL game.

Front Office

Brett Frood

Commissioner

Joel Feld

Executive Vice President, Broadcast & Content

Kurt Hunzeker

Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations

Brian Lemon

Executive Vice President, Lacrosse Operations

Justin Rubino

Executive Vice President, Business Operations

Sales/Partnerships

Lacrosse Operations

Marketing and Communications

Broadcast and Content

Consultants

Strategic Partners

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