Major League Lacrosse (MLL) is a men's field lacrosse league consisting of six active teams in the United States. The league's inaugural season was in 2001. Teams play 16 regular-season games from late May to late September, with a four-team playoff for the championship trophy, the Steinfeld Trophy. MLL averaged 3,619 spectators per game during the 2018 season, down from a peak of 6,417 in 2011.
As a semi-professional league, MLL players earn annual salaries in the $10,000–$25,000 range. Players and staff generally hold other jobs and the league does not provide health insurance coverage.
|Major League Lacrosse|
|No. of teams||6 (1 on hiatus)|
|Most titles||Chesapeake Bayhawks|
|TV partner(s)||ESPN, Stadium, Lax Sports Network|
|2019 MLL season|
|2001||6 teams||14 games|
|2012||8 teams||14 games|
|2019||6 teams||16 games|
Major League Lacrosse was founded in 1999 by Jake Steinfeld, Dave Morrow and Tim Robertson. Steinfeld is the creator of the Body By Jake line of exercise equipment and videos. Morrow is a former All-American lacrosse player at Princeton and the president of Warrior Sports. Tim Robertson is the son of televangelist Pat Robertson and the former CEO of The Family Channel.
Steinfeld was a former lacrosse player at Cortland State (NY), read an article about Dave Morrow. After reading the article, Steinfeld couldn't believe that with the excitement the sport of lacrosse has, there was not a professional outdoor league.  Steinfeld said, "For years, America's top collegiate lacrosse players have not had the opportunity to play in a professional outdoor league at the conclusion of their collegiate careers. Those days are over with the creation of Major League Lacrosse."
The league held two separate drafts to stock the six teams for the 2001 season. The first draft took place in 2000 for post-collegiate players. A second draft was held on June 1st, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland for players whose college eligibility had expired in 2001. Ryan Mollett of Princeton was selected first overall by the Rochester Rattlers. In addition, each team was assigned three franchise players to each team before the initial draft.
MLL began play in 2001 with six teams in the northeastern U.S. split into two divisions. The American Division included teams in Boston, Bridgeport, Connecticut, and on Long Island; the National Division included teams in Baltimore, New Jersey, and Rochester. All teams were owned by the league, which assigned three franchise players to each team before the initial draft.
The first MLL game took place on June 7th 2001, with the Baltimore Bayhawks defeating the Long Island Lizards 16-13 at Homewood field in Baltimore, Maryland. Chris Turner scored the first goal in MLL history.
The MLL played a 14-game regular season its first two years, then the schedule was cut to 12 games. After the first year, the league's playoff format had the top teams in each division advancing to the semifinals, with two wild card playoff spots going to the teams with the next-best records regardless of division.
The first MLL Championship Game saw the Long Island Lizards beat the Baltimore Bayhawks 15-11 in September of 2001. The game was played at the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Paul Gait was named the game's MVP.
Four out of the first five championship games were between the Long Island Lizards and the Baltimore Bayhawks. The Lizards won titles in 2001 and 2003, while the Bayhawks won in 2002 and 2005. The recently relocated Philadelphia Barrage beat the Boston Cannons 13–11 in 2004's final.
In 2003, New Balance became a "founding member" and major sponsor of MLL. New Balance founder and CEO, Jim Davis got very involved in the operation of the league, including providing financial support. Davis still owns the Dallas Rattlers.
In 2005, Andrew Goldstein became the first American male team-sport professional athlete to be openly gay during his playing career. Goldstein played goalie for the Long Island Lizards from 2005 to 2007, although he only appeared in two games in 2006.
MLL added four teams for the 2006 season, bringing the league's number of teams up to ten. The expansion markets were Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, and San Francisco, extending the league across the country and into top media markets. MLL combined the original six teams into the Eastern Conference and put the new teams into the Western Conference.
The Los Angeles Riptide were owned by the Anschutz Entertainment Group and played its home games at the Home Depot Center. Denver Broncos' owner Pat Bowlen brought the Denver Outlaws to an NFL stadium, Mile High. The other new franchises were the Chicago Machine and the San Francisco Dragons.
Despite winning championships in 2006 and 2007, Philadelphia didn't attract more than 2,500 fans to their games. So in 2008, the Barrage tested out new markets by playing all of its "home" matches in five other cities: Cary, North Carolina; Hillsboro, Oregon; Irving, Texas; St. Louis; and Virginia Beach. In addition, the Barrage's "home game" against the Cannons was played in Boston.
At the end of the 2008 season, four teams – Los Angeles, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and San Francisco – folded due to financial problems. Several of these teams suffered from poor attendance, San Francisco drew 2,808 per game and only 1,920 in New Jersey. This contraction forced the remaining six teams to form one conference.
The Rochester Rattlers won the 2008 Steinfeld Cup but like the Barrage, struggled at the gate. At the start of the 2009 season, a new ownership group in Toronto bought the rights to the Rochester franchise. The Toronto Nationals inherited the staff and players of the team, but the Rattlers' name and team colors were left in Rochester for the possibility of a future team. That same group of players went on to win another championship in 2009 playing for a different team in a different country.
The Chicago Machine played the entire 2010 season as a traveling team testing expansion markets for the league, before deciding that the franchise would be moving to Rochester and adopting the Rattlers name in 2011.
In 2010, the Bayhawks and Lizards met for the fifth time in the championship game. The Bayhawks prevailed 13–9, almost the same score as when they beat Long Island 15–9 five years earlier. The newly renamed Chesapeake Bayhawks went on to win two more championships in the next three years, in 2012 and 2013. Their five Steinfeld Cup trophies are the most in MLL history.
The league's attendance peaked at 6,417 per game in the 2011 season. The individual franchises had a wide range of local support. Denver lead the league in attendance, drawing 12,331 fans per game in 2011, while the relocated Hamilton Nationals had 1,214 people per game, one-tenth of Denver's attendance.
In late 2009, Kyle Harrison, Scott Hochstadt, Craig Hochstadt, Xander Ritz, and Max Ritz formed the LXM Pro Tour. The tour would feature two teams playing games across the country at special events involving the LXM Pro game and youth activities. The tour competed for players with the MLL as the more established league would not let players under contract play in other professional lacrosse events.
On February 13, 2014, MLL announced a partnership with the LXM Pro Tour, a week after the league announced a new equipment deal with STX, a sponsor of one of the LXM Pro teams. The deal moved LXM to the MLL off-season and allowed players to participate in both MLL and LXM. However, LXM Pro didn't hold any tour stops after the announcement.
During the early years of MLL, the league did not have any teams in the southeast. In January 2011, Commissioner David Gross announced that Charlotte, North Carolina as well as Columbus, Ohio were granted expansion teams for the 2012 season. The Ohio Machine and Charlotte Hounds opened play in April of 2012, with both teams missing the playoffs in their inaugural season. With the expansion, the league grew to eight teams and expanded it's schedule to fourteen games.
In November 2013, the Hamilton Nationals folded and an expansion franchise was awarded to the Florida Launch for the 2014 season. The Launch inherited the Nationals roster. The Atlanta Blaze became the ninth MLL team in 2016. The Rattlers relocated [again] from Rochester, New York in 2018 to Dallas, Texas and began play as the Dallas Rattlers in 2018.
On April 1, 2019, just two months before the start of the season, the league announced that the Charlotte Hounds, Florida Launch, and Ohio Machine would not be playing in 2019. While the Hounds announced they would be back in 2021 under new ownership in a renovated stadium, the Launch and Machine effectively folded. The announcement would drop the league down to six teams, the fewest number of teams since 2011, and meant all remaining owners only owned one team. Jim Davis, owner of New Balance, owned the Hounds, Launch, and Machine. He now only owns the Dallas Rattlers.
A Major League Lacrosse Field is 110 yards long and 60 yards wide. The game is 60 minutes long, divided into four fifteen minute quarters. Teams are required to dress twenty players, with ten players on the field at a time. MLL rules are based on NCAA rules with various changes. The most significant are a two-point goal line 16 yards (15 m) from each goal, a 60-second shot clock, the elimination of the restraining box, and allowing dive shots. The shot clock was originally 45 seconds before it was changed to 60 seconds for the 2005 season. From the inception of the league to 2008 there was a limit of three long-stick defensemen per team in order to promote scoring. Beginning in 2009, the league conformed to high school and college lacrosse rules and now allows four long–sticks per team on the field at any one time. 20 players dress for each regular season game.
|Team||City (MSA)||Stadium||Capacity||Joined||Head Coach|
|Atlanta Blaze||Atlanta, GA||Grady Stadium||10,500||2016||Liam Banks|
|Boston Cannons||Quincy, MA (Boston)||Veterans Memorial Stadium||5,000||2001||Sean Quirk|
|Chesapeake Bayhawks||Annapolis, MD (Baltimore)||Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium||34,000||2001||Dave Cottle|
|Dallas Rattlers||Frisco, TX (Dallas)||The Ford Center at The Star||12,000||2001||Bill Warder|
|Denver Outlaws||Denver, CO||Broncos Stadium at Mile High||76,125||2006||Tony Seaman|
|New York Lizards||Hempstead, NY (New York)||James M. Shuart Stadium||11,929||2001||B.J. O'Hara|
|Charlotte Hounds||Charlotte, NC||American Legion Memorial Stadium||17,000||2012||2021||Inactive for 2019 and 2020 seasons|
|Philadelphia Barrage||Philadelphia, PA||2001||2008||Originally Bridgeport Barrage, 2001–2003; played final season as a traveling team.|
|New Jersey Pride||Piscataway, NJ||2001||2008||Also played in Montclair and Bridgewater|
|Los Angeles Riptide||Carson, CA||2006||2008|
|San Francisco Dragons||San Francisco, CA||2006||2008||Played final season in San Jose|
|Chicago Machine||Chicago, IL||2006||2010||Played final season as a traveling team|
|Hamilton Nationals||Hamilton, ON||2009||2013||Toronto Nationals 2009–2010|
|Ohio Machine||Columbus, OH||2012||2019|
|Florida Launch||Miami, FL||2014||2019|
Currently, the MLL Championship Game is played at a neutral site decided by the league. Teams qualify for the playoffs by finishing with one of the top four records during the regular season. Teams play in a semifinal to determine who plays in the Championship Game.
|2001||Long Island Lizards||15–11||Baltimore Bayhawks||Kennedy Stadium||Bridgeport, CT||6,745||Paul Gait|
|2002||Baltimore Bayhawks||21–13||Long Island Lizards||Columbus Crew Stadium||Columbus, OH||5,596||Mark Millon|
|2003||Long Island Lizards||15–14 (OT)||Baltimore Bayhawks||Villanova Stadium||Villanova, PA||6,593||Kevin Lowe|
|2004||Philadelphia Barrage||13–11||Boston Cannons||Nickerson Field||Boston, MA||8,279||Greg Cattrano|
|2005||Baltimore Bayhawks||15–9||Long Island Lizards||Nickerson Field||Boston, MA||6,829||Gary Gait|
|2006||Philadelphia Barrage||23–12||Denver Outlaws||The Home Depot Center||Carson, CA||5,374||Roy Colsey|
|2007||Philadelphia Barrage||16–13||Los Angeles Riptide||PAETEC Park||Rochester, NY||5,288||Matt Striebel|
|2008||Rochester Rattlers||16–6||Denver Outlaws||Harvard Stadium||Boston, MA||8,481||Joe Walters|
|2009||Toronto Nationals||10–9||Denver Outlaws||Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium||Annapolis, MD||7,003||Merrick Thomson|
|2010||Chesapeake Bayhawks||13–9||Long Island Lizards||Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium||Annapolis, MD||6,445||Kyle Hartzell|
|2011||Boston Cannons||10–9||Hamilton Nationals||Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium||Annapolis, MD||5,027||Jordan Burke|
|2012||Chesapeake Bayhawks||16–6||Denver Outlaws||Harvard Stadium||Boston, MA||7,384||Ben Rubeor|
|2013||Chesapeake Bayhawks||10–9||Charlotte Hounds||PPL Park||Chester, PA||3,892||John Grant Jr.|
|2014||Denver Outlaws||12–11||Rochester Rattlers||Fifth Third Bank Stadium||Kennesaw, GA||8,149||John Grant Jr.|
|2015||New York Lizards||15–12||Rochester Rattlers||Fifth Third Bank Stadium||Kennesaw, GA||8,674||Paul Rabil|
|2016||Denver Outlaws||19–18||Ohio Machine||Fifth Third Bank Stadium||Kennesaw, GA||5,522||Eric Law|
|2017||Ohio Machine||17–12||Denver Outlaws||The Ford Center at The Star||Frisco, TX||7,543||Marcus Holman|
|2018||Denver Outlaws||16–12||Dallas Rattlers||MUSC Health Stadium||Charleston, SC||4,086||Matt Kavanagh|
|Chesapeake Bayhawks||5||2002, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013|
|Denver Outlaws||3||2014, 2016, 2018|
|New York Lizards||3||2001, 2003, 2015|
|Philadelphia Barrage||3||2004, 2006, 2007|
Italics indicates a defunct team
Every year, Major League Lacrosse holds a collegiate player draft. The collegiate player draft occurs prior to the league season. Only players who competed at the collegiate level and whose NCAA eligibility has expired in the previous season are eligible for the draft. The exact date, location, and number of rounds vary by year. The most recent MLL Collegiate Player Draft took place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on March 8th, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Face-off specialist Alex Woodall of Towson was selected first overall by the Ohio Machine.
In addition, each off-season, MLL holds a supplemental player draft. The draft is held to expand a team's protected list to a pre-season active roster of 40 players. If players aren't selected, there are returned to the player pool.
|2001||June 1, 2001||Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys, Baltimore, MD||Rochester Rattlers||Ryan Mollett||Defense||Princeton|
|2002||June 2, 2002||Cawley Stadium, Lowell, MA||Rochester Rattlers||Josh Coffman||Midfielder||Syracuse|
|2003||May 29, 2003||The Haverford School, Haverford, PA||Bridgeport Barrage||Chris Rotelli||Midfielder||Virginia|
|2004||June 3, 2004||Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT||Baltimore Bayhawks||Michael Powell||Attack||Syracuse|
|2005||June 1, 2005||Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT||New Jersey Pride||Kyle Harrison||Midfielder||Johns Hopkins|
|2006||May 31, 2006||Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT||Rochester Rattlers||Joe Walters||Attack||Maryland|
|2007||May 31, 2007||Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY||Chicago Machine||Pat Heim||Midfielder||Penn State|
|2008||May 28, 2008||Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ||Boston Cannons||Paul Rabil||Midfielder||Johns Hopkins|
|2009||May 27, 2009||Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ||Chicago Machine||Kenny Nims||Attack||Syracuse|
|2010||June 6, 2010||Yale University, New Haven, CT||Chicago Machine||Ned Crotty||Attack||Duke|
|2011||January 21, 2011||Pratt Street Power Plant, Baltimore, MD||Hamilton Nationals||Kevin Crowley||Midfielder||Stony Brook|
|2012||January 13, 2012||Philadelphia Marriott's Liberty Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA||Long Island Lizards||Rob Pannell||Attack||Cornell|
|2013||January 11, 2013||Philadelphia Marriott's Liberty Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA||Ohio Machine||Peter Baum||Attack||Colgate|
|2014||January 10, 2014||Philadelphia Marriott's Liberty Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA||Ohio Machine||Tom Schreiber||Midfield||Princeton|
|2015||January 23, 2015||Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD||Florida Launch||Lyle Thompson||Attack||Albany|
|2016||January 22, 2016||Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD||Atlanta Blaze||Myles Jones||Midfield||Duke|
|2017||May 28, 2017||Toby Keith's Bar and Grill, Foxoborough, MA||Florida Launch||Dylan Molloy||Attack||Brown|
|2018||April 18, 2018||The U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters, Sparks, Maryland||Boston Cannons||Trevor Baptiste||Midfield||University of Denver|
|2019||March 8, 2019||NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, North Carolina||Ohio Machine||Alex Woodall||Face-off||Towson|
Since 2006, overall league attendance has varied between 3,800 and 6,500 per game, peaking in 2011 and steadily decreasing to an all-time low in 2018. There has always been a great deal of disparity in attendance figures for different teams in the league. Playing at Invesco Field at Mile High, the Denver Outlaws have led the league in attendance all but one year of their existence. A significant portion of Denver's attendance is from one game each year. The Outlaws established a tradition of having a game on the Fourth of July that always attracts the biggest single-game attendance in the league. 31,644 people attended the game and watched fireworks afterward in 2015. The Fourth of July game has regularly attracted over 25,000 people. Outside of this special event game, Denver currently draws about 6,000 per game.
The league is owned by Major League Lacrosse, LLC, which is controlled by the founders and the six franchises. The founders – Steinfeld, Morrow, Robertson, and Davis – control five of 14 ownership shares (36%); the nine franchises each have one ownership share (7%). Davis owns two of the nine franchises and has a stake in two others.
Atlanta Blaze owner Peter Trematerra sued Major League Lacrosse, LLC, Commissioner Gross, Jim Davis and several businesses controlled by the founders of the league in April 2017. Trematerra alleged that Gross provided inaccurate information about the profitability of the league in 2014, when Trematerra was considering buying an expansion franchise. The suit also claimed that because the league, some of its major sponsors, and Lax Sports Network were all controlled by the same people and entities, sponsorship and broadcast rights were sold for below market value.
In August 2017, the MLL accidentally exposed the confidential personal information of over 1,000 players, nearly everyone who has ever played in the league or tried out for a team. The information was stored in one excel spreadsheet that was publicly linked on the league's website for a day. It is unknown if any player experienced identity theft as a result of the incident.
|Gabby Roe||1999–2002||Executive Director|
|Matthew Pace||2002–2003||Executive Director|
|David Gross||2003–2004||Chief Operating Officer|
|Alexander "Sandy" Brown||2018–present||Commissioner|
Fox Sports Network broadcast games for the first two seasons, then ESPN2 televised a weekly MLL game from 2003 through 2011. In 2012, ESPN2 televised three regular season games, the All-Star Game, one semifinal, and the MLL Championship game. MLL games have not been regularly shown on ESPN2 since 2012 due to low ratings. Games continue to be streamed on ESPN3. CBS Sports Network has televised all-star games and the playoffs since 2013. MLL did not receive any money from these networks for these deals.
On April 1, 2019, the league announced they had reacquired broadcast rights from Lax Sports Network. It was unclear where each team would broadcast its games, though the Cannons announced on March 28 that NBC Sports Boston would air all 16 of their games.
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Major League Lacrosse (MLL) played its first game on June 7 when Baltimore defeated Long Island 16–13 score at Homewood Field in Baltimore. Baltimore's Chris Turner scored the first goal in MLL regular season history. Those same two teams met in the Steinfeld Cup, the championship trophy named for co-founder Jake Steinfeld, with the Lizards turning the tables and beating the Bayhawks 15–11.2002 Major League Lacrosse season
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Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game is the all-star game of the MLL.
The inaugural 2001 All-Star Game, was titled the Major League Lacrosse LacrosseStar Game. From 2001–2003, the All-Star Game had the National Division playing the American Division. It did not schedule an All Star Game in 2004.
The 2005 game took place in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, July 2, 2005. The format for the 2005 game was "Old School" vs. "Young Guns". The rosters were determined by both fan and MLL team voting. Team "Old School" was composed of players who began their MLL careers in the league’s inaugural 2001 season. Members of the ‘Young Guns’ team began their playing careers in 2002 through the present.
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The 2007 game was played on July 8 in Boston for the second year in row, but this time at Harvard Stadium and was the Western Conference All-Stars against the Eastern Conference All-Stars.
The 2008 game was played in Denver, Colorado, in front of 10,124 people, with the Western Conference defeating the Eastern Conference 31–15, setting a league record for most points scored by an all-star team. Game MVP Ryan Powell scored a record six goals, and also had one assist.
The 2009 game used the "Young Guns vs Old School" format. The “Young Guns” squad was composed of players from the 2007–2009 classes, while the “Old School” squad was made up by those players from the classes prior to and including 2006.
The 2010 game was Team USA vs MLL All-Stars.
The 2011 game, the teams were selected by a pair of honorary captains, who earned the privilege after winning the “Ultimate MLL Fan Fantasy” Contest. "Team Warrior" by Nathan Solomon, a 14-year-old Chesapeake Bayhawks fan from Alpharetta, Georgia and "Team Authority" by Michael Hatala, a 13-year-old Long Island Lizards fan of Glen Cove, New York, selected the teams on the Friday night before the game.Major League Lacrosse draft
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The Ohio Machine were a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) professional men's field lacrosse team based in Obetz, Ohio. They first played in the 2012 MLL season and continued through the 2018 season.On August 19, 2017, the Machine won their first championship in franchise history by defeating the Denver Outlaws, 17-12. The Machine made the playoffs four times (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), appeared in the league championship game twice (2016, 2017), and won one title (2017).Steinfeld Trophy
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