The 2011 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) season will feature all 36 regular-season games streamed live on ESPN3.com as the eleventh season of MLL action is slated to begin Saturday, May 14, with a tripleheader. In addition, the 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game and the Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior will air on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
The season opens with a tripleheader on ESPN3.com, featuring Long Island at Boston at 7 p.m. ET, Rochester at Chesapeake also at 7 p.m. and Hamilton at Denver at 9 p.m. ESPN2 will also air two regular-season games – Chesapeake at Long Island Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Rochester at Chesapeake Saturday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m.
The 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game will take place Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com from Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass. The season will culminate with the Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 & 28, also on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com, from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
Play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati and analyst Quint Kessenich will once again serve as the commentator team for the MLL telecasts on ESPN2. Beninati will be returning for his 10th season, while Kessenich will begin his 11th. A variety of commentators for ESPN3.com will be utilized including announcing teams of Jason Chandler & Dave Evans, Scott Garceau & Evan Washburn, Dave Ryan & Charlie Lockwood, Joe Beninati & Quint Kessenich, Eamon McAnaney & Paul Carcaterra, Mike Evans & Ron Zwerin and Steve Warzala & Brian Shanahan.
ESPN has been the national television home of Major League Lacrosse since 2003, and in 2004 aired the New Balance Championship Game – the first live national telecast of a Major League Lacrosse competition.
2011 Major League Lacrosse Television Schedule (All times are Eastern and subject to change)
|Sat, May 14||7 p.m.||Long Island at Boston||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m.||Rochester at Chesapeake||ESPN3.com|
|9 p.m.||Hamilton at Denver||ESPN3.com|
|Thu, May 19||7:30 p.m.||Chesapeake at Hamilton||ESPN3.com|
|Sat, May 21||7 p.m.||Denver at Boston||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m.||Long Island at Rochester||ESPN3.com|
|Fri, June 3||7 p.m.||Denver at Long Island||ESPN3.com|
|Sat, June 4||7 p.m.||Chesapeake at Boston||ESPN3.com|
|Fri, June 10||7:30 p.m.||Hamilton at Rochester||ESPN3.com|
|Sat, June 11||6 p.m.||Long Island at Boston||ESPN3.com|
|9 p.m.||Chesapeake at Denver||ESPN3.com|
|Thu, June 16||7:30 p.m.||Chesapeake at Long Island||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Sat, June 18||7 p.m.||Boston at Rochester||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m.||Denver at Hamilton||ESPN3.com|
|Fri, June 24||7:30 p.m.||Hamilton at Rochester||ESPN3.com|
|Sat, June 25||7 p.m.||Boston at Chesapeake||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m.||Rochester at Hamilton||ESPN3.com|
|9 p.m.||Long Island at Denver||ESPN3.com|
|Fri, July 1||7 p.m.||Long Island at Hamilton||ESPN3.com|
|Sat, July 2||7:30 p.m.||Rochester at Chesapeake||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Sun, July 3||9 p.m.||Boston at Denver||ESPN3.com|
|Sat, July 9||7 p.m.||MLL All-Star Game (Boston, Mass.)||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Sat, July 16||7 p.m.||Chesapeake at Hamilton||ESPN3.com|
|8 p.m.||Boston at Long Island||ESPN3.com|
|9 p.m.||Rochester at Denver||ESPN3.com|
|Sat, July 23||7 p.m.||Hamilton at Boston||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m.||Long Island at Chesapeake||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m.||Denver at Rochester||ESPN3.com|
|Thu, July 28||7:30 p.m.||Rochester at Long Island||ESPN3.com|
|Sat, July 30||7 p.m.||Hamilton at Chesapeake||ESPN3.com|
|9 p.m.||Boston at Denver||ESPN3.com|
|Sat, Aug 6||7 p.m.||Boston at Hamilton||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m.||Chesapeake at Rochester||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m.||Denver at Long Island||ESPN3.com|
|Sat, Aug 13||7 p.m.||Rochester at Boston||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m.||Denver at Chesapeake||ESPN3.com|
|7 p.m.||Hamilton at Long Island||ESPN3.com|
|Sat, Aug 27||Noon||MLL Semifinal: Game 1 (Annapolis, Md.)||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|3 p.m.||MLL Semifinal: Game 2 (Annapolis, Md.)||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Sun, Aug 28||3 p.m.||MLL Championship (Annapolis, Md.)||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
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About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001, when the MLL was praised and heralded for its on-field play, regarded as the best ever seen. Major League Lacrosse has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. Comprised of six teams located in Boston, Chesapeake, Denver, Long Island, Rochester and Hamilton, Major League Lacrosse is in its eleventh season this year.
For more information, please visit the Official League website at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com.