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New Hotel Planned for LakePoint Sports Complex

LakePoint Sports near Atlanta will have extended road infrastructure at its sports campus, leading to more than 500 acres of development including the construction of a 200-room hotel that will open in 2021 at a cost of $39 million. Located adjacent to LakePoint Sports’ 170,000-square-foot Champions Center and baseball complex, the hotel will feature a Continue Reading

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Jessica Berman Named Deputy Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League

The National Lacrosse League has named Jessica Berman deputy commissioner and executive vice president of business affairs. Berman spent the last 13 years with the National Hockey League, most recently as vice president of community development, culture and growth. According to the NLL, Berman will become the first woman to hold the title of deputy Continue Reading

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Denver Selected to Host MLL Championship Weekend

Major League Lacrosse has selected Denver to host the 2019 MLL Championship Weekend, with games to be played at the University of Denver and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The games, to be held October 4­–6, will mark the first time in the league’s 19-year history that the championship will be played in Colorado. The MLL Continue Reading

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Five NGBs Partner With USADA’s TrueSport Program

Five national governing bodies have partnered with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s TrueSport program, joining 23 other NGBs that participate in the educational content partnership to promote clean and healthy competition, sportsmanship and character-building and life skills. The latest entries to the program are USA Diving, USA Karate, USA Team Handball, USA Badminton and U.S. Lacrosse. Continue Reading

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Atlas' Pat Young cradles the ball while under pressure from Redwoods' Patrick Harbeson during a Premier Lacrosse League game in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo: Damian Strohmeyer/AP Images for Premier Lacrosse League

A Turning Point for Lacrosse

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and it’s making gains internationally as well. On the global front, lacrosse has grown to 62 nations fielding programs in 2018, up from the 18 that participated in 2002, according to Jim Scherr, CEO of World Lacrosse. And it’s been one of the fastest-growing Continue Reading

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International Federation Rebrands as World Lacrosse

The international federation for lacrosse has announced a rebrand to World Lacrosse, along with a new logo for the organization that less than six months ago received provisional recognition from the International Olympic Committee. In addition, the federation announced that it was placing its international headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The former International Lacrosse Federation Continue Reading

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National Lacrosse League Partners With USBoxLA

To continue growth at the grassroots level, the National Lacrosse League has partnered with the U.S. Box Lacrosse Association, a box-specific governing body whose mission is to develop and promote box lacrosse in the United States. The multiyear partnership will focus on the development of players, coaches and officials, as well as joint marketing and Continue Reading

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Daryl Seibel Named FIL Chief Brand and Communications Officer

Olympic sports veteran Daryl Seibel has been named chief brand and communications officer for the Federation of International Lacrosse, weeks after the International Olympic Committee gave provisional recognition to the sport. Seibel, the former communications director for the U.S. Olympic Committee, was hired by FIL Chief Executive Officer Jim Scherr, who is the former CEO of Continue Reading

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IOC Grants Provisional Recognition to Federation of International Lacrosse

The Federation of International Lacrosse has received provisional three-year recognition from the International Olympic Committee, a step in the sport’s potential future inclusion at the Olympic Games. The designation also allows the FIL to receive funding from the IOC and apply for development programs. “The IOC executive board’s decision to provisionally recognize FIL has created a major Continue Reading

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Sports Complex Begins Construction in Panama City Beach, Florida

Officials in Panama City Beach, Florida, have begun construction on the Panama City Beach Sports Complex. The $37 million complex is scheduled to open its first phase in May 2019. More than 100 people attended the ground-breaking ceremony, including officials from Visit Panama City Beach, the Bay County Tourism Development Council, The St. Joe Company, Bay Continue Reading

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