Major League Lacrosse has announced Denver as the host city for 2019 MLL Championship Weekend in October. This marks the first time in MLL’s 19-year history that the championship game will be played in Denver.
The two semifinals games will be played on Friday, Oct. 4, at the University of Denver’s Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The first semifinal game will face off at 5 p.m. MDT and the second game will be played immediately after.
The championship game — which annually held at a predetermined neutral location — will be played on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The game will face off at 11 a.m. MDT and will be televised live on ESPN2.
“We are thrilled to finally bring the 2019 MLL Championship to Denver,” Alexander Brown commissioner of the MLL stated Monday. “Colorado has been a rapidly growing lacrosse market for many years and home to one of the league’s signature franchises. We are thrilled to be partnering with Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and the University of Denver to bring the most competitive weekend of professional lacrosse to Colorado.”
The Outlaws, who currently sit atop the MLL standings at 6-1, have qualified for the postseason in 12 of their 13 seasons of existence. Denver has played in the championship game eight times, including the previous three, with victories in 2014, ’16 and ’18.