The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced the Twitter Game of the Week schedule for the 2017-2018 season. As the NLL’s live streaming partner, Twitter will distribute a free live broadcast of an NLL Game of the Week, as well as playoff and Champion’s Cup games and league-wide highlights, on its platform throughout the season. Games will also be simulcast live on NLLTV.com, the League’s subscription video hub for Season, Team and Single game subscription holders.
“Last year’s groundbreaking broadcast partnership with Twitter was historic and unlocked the in-arena experience featuring the best players in the world and high energy, non-stop game action to an unprecedented number of viewers. The future of the sports viewing experience is digital, and we aim to build upon our broadcast by enhancing the fan experience not only by making the game more accessible to audiences, but also enable them to converse with others as well,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “Our Twitter Game of the Week is back for another year bringing the electric power of the athletes and NLL competition to our ever-growing fan base each week.”
Both logged-in and logged-out Twitter users in the U.S. and Canada will be able to stream the NLL games at NLL.twitter.com and via @NLL on computers, tablets and mobile devices – increasing the accessibility of the League to fans and expanding its digital presence across North America.
The 2017-2018 NLL Game of the Week schedule, to be live streamed on Twitter, is as follows (subject to change):
* The National Lacrosse League has flexed its Week 18 Twitter Game of the Week between the Calgary Roughnecks and New England Black Wolves. Twitter will now feature the Toronto Rock visiting the Georgia Swarm in a game with serious playoff seeding implications in the tightly packed East Division. Toronto and Georgia will faceoff at 4:05pm ET on April 8th.
The dates for the East Division Final, West Division Final and Champion’s Cup Final games will be announced this Spring upon completion of the regular season.
To stay connected to your team, the latest scores and developments in the National Lacrosse League, please visit: nll.com.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional indoor lacrosse league. 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 11 franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Philadelphia NLL, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. The 2017-18 NLL season, commemorating the League’s 32nd year, begins December 8th for #FaceOffWknd. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.