PHILADELPHIA, October 29, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the world’s most successful professional lacrosse league, has renewed its partnership with Team 22, the exclusive manufacturer of Under Armour Lacrosse equipment. Team 22 will continue to distribute high quality lacrosse equipment to NLL players.
“Our elite lacrosse players will continue to have top notch equipment at their fingertips as a result of this partnership with world class manufacturer company Team 22.” said Kevin Morgan, NLL Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. “Paul Gait and his staff at Team 22 have done a tremendous job of supplying our athletes with superior equipment and apparel. We look forward to joining forces to continue to provide our fans with the best entertainment in sports.”
Team 22 became the National Lacrosse League’s supplier of performance apparel, footwear and equipment in 2013. The renewed partnership strengthens a bond between the largest indoor lacrosse league in the world with one of the most prominent lacrosse manufacturers on the planet. The best and most talented lacrosse players will remain equipped with the most advanced gear in the industry and the equipment will allow them to perform at an elite level and entertain fans both in-arena and on B/R Live.
“On behalf of Curt Styres and myself, Team 22 is very happy to continue our support of the NLL,” said Paul Gait, President of Team 22 and NLL Hall of Famer. “We are very strong supporters of the league and believe that it is the premier professional lacrosse league. I personally look forward to my 30th year with the league and have truly enjoyed every bit of the past 29 years as a player, coach, executive and sponsor of the league.”
The ongoing partnership is reflective of the League’s commitment to grow and showcase the world’s best lacrosse players. NLL players will have the opportunity to proudly compete while wearing Under Armour equipment when the 2019-20 season begins on November 29th.
The NLL is North America’s largest and most premier professional lacrosse league, ranking third in average attendance for pro indoor sports, with 13 teams in key markets across North America. The NLL experienced substantial growth last season with nearly a million total ticket sales, a 28-percent increase from 2017-18, and 60 percent of ticket sales were from people who never played lacrosse. Digital viewership also rose significantly through Turner and B/R Live, showing substantial increases in total unit sales (up 151 percent from last year), average unique viewers (+27 percent) and average minute audiences (+14 percent). Sponsorship revenues are projected at a 29-percent increase from 2018 to 2019. For the most up to date information and breaking news, sign up for the NLL newsletter at NLL.com. Also follow Deputy Commissioner Jessica Berman and Commissioner Sakiewicz on Twitter @JessicaBerman1 and @NLLcommish, respectively.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the world’s premier professional 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 13 franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, New England Black Wolves, New York Riptide, Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Team 22
Team 22 is one of the world’s leading producers of men’s and women’s lacrosse equipment. The company first launched in 2011 with a line of Under Armour branded lacrosse equipment which included heads, sticks, gloves, eye protection and protective padding. Since then the company has grown into one of the world’s largest lacrosse manufacturers. Through its partnerships with the National lacrosse league, WPLL and many of the nation’s top NCAA programs you can see the best in the game using the industry’s most innovative equipment. With the re-launch of the Gait brand for the 2020 season, Team 22 continues to stay true to its mission, “to make all lacrosse players better, through relentless innovation”. For more information, please visit www.22lax.com