What's the first tournament that comes to your mind when we talk about the premier Lacrosse league in the US? Well, it's Major League Lacrosse due to its star-studded games and association with names like Steinfield and Tim Pattinson.
Major League Lacrosse has, over time, the game became synonymous with Lacrosse on the home grounds of teams like Baltimore or Cannons.
To understand the hierarchy of the Lacrosse leagues in the US and what they mean to the crowd, you have to know about the MLL first. And nothing will help you know it better than watching a live game.
As goes down in the history of American Lacrosse leagues, Major League Lacrosse started by the joint efforts of both TV sensations and lacrosse players Dave Morrow, Jake Steinfield, and Tim Robertson in 1999. They all came together to give America its one-of-a-kind league where both intercollegiate players and professional athletes would come and play for their home teams.
Despite being started in 1999, the league was officially inaugurated in 2001. At the time, it had about 16 games per season in total. After that, each year, the teams came together during the summer season to play for the Stanfield Cup, a nod to the founding member.
Major League follows its specification when it comes to the lacrosse games. As per their norms, the playing ground must be 110 by 60 yards. Each team dresses up 20 players every season, out of which ten have to be on the field every moment.
MLL started with three teams and came so far as to host new additions every year. Before its merger with the PLL, the teams that were an eminent part of the game included:
And several more like it.
Even long after the merger, the teams are known by their MLL days. Major League still has the same hold over the crowd as before the contraction and the merger. And, if you too want to support your home Major League lacrosse team, get tickets and be a part of the blazing crowd!
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