BOSTON, Mass. (Wednesday, April 10, 2013)– Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today the ESPN television schedule for the 2013 season. ESPN2 and WatchESPN will show six nationally televised games on ESPN2 in addition to 25 games on ESPN3.
“ESPN has been a strong partner for the last decade,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “We are thrilled to continue this partnership bringing some of the best league matchups to the world’s leading sports network.”
The first game to be televised on ESPN2 will be Saturday, July 6 at 8:00 PM as the Charlotte Hounds visit the Boston Cannons at historic Harvard Stadium. The following week ESPN2 will televise the 2013 MLL All-Star Game live from American Legion Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 PM. MLL Championship Weekend from PPL Park in Chester, Pa. will also figure prominently on ESPN2 as the network will televise the first semifinal on Saturday, August 24 at 1:00 PM and the 2013 MLL Championship Game on Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 PM.
In addition to the six games on ESPN2, fans will be able to watch 25 games online on ESPN3 giving them full access from any computer or mobile device.
Play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati and analyst Quint Kessenich will once again serve as the commentator team for the MLL telecasts on ESPN2. A variety of commentators will be utilized for ESPN3 including play-by-play announcers Beninati, Todd Bell, John Brickley, Eamon McAnaney, Jon Meterparel, and Tom Werme, along with analysts Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra, Mike Levin, Steve Panarelli, Evan Washburn and Ron Zwerin.
ESPN has been the national television home of Major League Lacrosse since 2003.
For more information on ESPN visit Majorleaguelacrosse.com.