Charlotte’s Memorial Stadium will be the site of next season’s Major League Lacrosse All-Star game.
The game, scheduled for July 13, will be hosted by the Charlotte Hounds, who are in the final stages of their first season in the league.
“The Hounds have energized lacrosse fans in the Carolinas through grassroots marketing, first-class game operations and a roster of perennial all-stars,” MLL Commissioner David Gross said in a statement. “Charlotte will be an exciting destination for our marquee event next year.”
Said Hounds President Jim McPhilliamy: “Having the MLL all-star game in Charlotte next year is a huge opportunity for us to showcase all that is great about lacrosse, MLL, Charlotte and the Hounds.”
An all-star youth tournament – hosted by Hounds defenseman Ryan Flanagan – will be held during all-star weekend.
It will be the second consecutive year a major lacrosse event has been held in Charlotte. College lacrosse’s Warrior Classic was played at Memorial Stadium in April.
The Hounds (3-9) will play a fourth consecutive road game Saturday against the Hamilton Nationals before closing the season Aug. 11 against the Rochester Rattlers at Memorial Stadium.