BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse, in cooperation with the English Lacrosse Association, has contracted ESPNU to broadcast the championship game of the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships, live on July 24 at 11:00 a.m. EST from Manchester, England.
"It is important to lacrosse fans around the country to see the very best lacrosse in the world and we wanted to provide that for our sport," said US Lacrosse’s Chief Operating Officer, Bill Schoonmaker. "Thanks to the generous contributions of U.S. men’s national team supporters, the goal with this investment is to inspire participation and showcase the world’s best lacrosse in action on TV for sports fans here in the states."
US Lacrosse coordinated the national broadcast of the championship game in an effort to expose U.S. sports enthusiasts to international lacrosse in advance of the 2014 FIL World Championships in Denver, Colo.
Thirty countries will compete for the gold at the quadrennial men’s lacrosse World Championships this July. Team USA is in the Blue Division alongside Canada, Australia, Iroquois, England and Japan.
Opening ceremonies for the FIL World Championships are on July 15. Team USA plays its first game July 16 in a Blue Division matchup against Australia. July 20 marks the end of the pool games, with the medal round commencing on July 22 and gold medal game on July 24. A full schedule of Team USA’s games can be found on www.laxmagazine.com and more information about the event can be found at www.2010WorldLacrosse.com.
Can’t wait for the championship final on television? All of the U.S. games are available to watch live online for approximately $10USD at www.247.tv/lacrosse/fil-world-lacrosse-championships-2010.
US Lacrosse is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, and is the parent organization of the U.S. men’s and women’s national lacrosse teams. Warrior Lacrosse is the official exclusive equipment and apparel supplier to the U.S. men's national team program.
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game.
ESPNU launched March 4, 2005. The 24-hour college sports television network televises more than 600 live events annually, including college football, college basketball and Olympic sports from more than 25 Division I conferences, as well as premier high school content. The network also has a wide-ranging, long-term agreement with the NCAA for enhanced coverage of 22 NCAA Championships.
ESPNU also offers comprehensive studio programming, including live simulcasts of ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, and replays the best games of the week from ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Regional Television. The brand is also available in high definition on ESPNU HD and online at ESPNU.com. In addition, ESPNU Campus Connection, a multi-platform student-generated content initiative, was introduced in August 2007.
ESPNU is available in more than 66 million households and has long-term carriage agreements with nine of the top 10 providers - Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV (Channel 614), DISH Network (Channel 148), Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse.