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Premier Lacrosse League and Summit Lacrosse Ventures Launch Inaugural PLL Opening Weekend Classic

By Premier Lacrosse League, 01/10/23, 9:45AM EST


LOS ANGELES (January 4, 2023) – The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster has announced a partnership with Summit Lacrosse Ventures (SLV) to launch a new youth lacrosse tournament as part of the PLL’s opening weekend in Albany, NY: the PLL Opening Weekend Classic

The PLL Opening Weekend Classic is an 88-team tournament for boys grades first through eighth taking place on the fields adjacent to Casey Stadium at UAlbany where the PLL’s opening professional games of the 2023 season will take place. Designed to be an immersive experience for youth players, all registered teams will play two competitive games and receive tickets to the PLL games later that day. Participating teams have the opportunity to purchase tiered access to PLL opening weekend events like pre-game field walks, scoreboard shoutouts, and more.

“The PLL is proud to partner with Kevin, Ashley and the incredible team at Summit Lacrosse Ventures to build the Opening Weekend Classic,” said Danny Passovoy, Director of Ticket Sales & Fan Experience at the PLL. “Our goal from day one has been to focus on the player experience as we build the future of professional lacrosse. We can’t wait for everyone to see what we have planned.”

“We are extremely excited to partner with the PLL to host the Opening Weekend Classic” said Kevin Leveille, Brand & Event Director for Summit Lacrosse Ventures. “Our focus has always been on experience and value. As a native of the Albany area and former professional lacrosse player of 11 years, the opportunity to deliver even more value to an already special lacrosse weekend in New York is a perfect fit. I can’t wait for Opening Weekend.”

For information on how to register for the Opening Weekend Classic, please contact Kevin Leveille at or visit

The 2023 PLL season will include 14 tour stops from June to September. For more information about the 2023 PLL season, visit

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 8 teams rostered by the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Chernin Group, Blum Capital, The Kraft Group, Arctos Sports Partners, and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL is distributed through an exclusive media rights agreement with ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+. The PLL was recognized by Front Office Sports’ 2021 Best Employers in Sports. For more information, visit and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague), YouTube ( and TikTok (@pll).