NLL Sets April Start Date

Zach Herreweyers
Zach Herreweyers

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) has announced a start date for the league’s 35th season. They will take to the floor on the weekend of April 9-11.

“We have been continuously working with our teams, Players’ Association, arenas, and health and government officials to prepare to play our 35th season.  An April start date will give us sufficient time to have our protocols in place for players, coaches, staff as well as fans,” NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz said in a league news release.

There are still many details left to be ironed out, including the allowance of fans into the stands.

“We are working with all teams to provide the safest environment and an acceptable level of fans in the stands.  We understand that current circumstances will dictate whether this plan is achievable, and we will be prepared to remain flexible and pivot as needed,” said Sakiewicz. “We want to thank all our players, fans and partners who have supported our efforts to stay connected and engaged during this prolonged offseason and are looking forward to returning to play in April.”

Local athletes including Kyle Dawson, Zach Herreweyers, and Jordan Durston compete in the National Lacrosse League.

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