CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Major League Lacrosse's championship game is coming to the Holy City.
League officials made the announcement Thursday morning at Uptown Social Club on King Street. MLL commissioner Alexander Brown, Charleston Battery COO Mike Kelleher both spoke at the event.
"The Championship Game presents a great opportunity to showcase the top talent our sport has to offer, and we are very excited about bringing this unique event to the beautiful city of Charleston," Brown said in a statement. "I would like to thank the Charleston Battery and the Charleston Sports Commission for their support of this event and for hosting us at a tremendous venue in MUSC Health Stadium."
"We're excited for the opportunity to host the Major League Lacrosse Championship Game at MUSC Health Stadium this summer," said Charleston Battery Chairman Eric Bowman. "We're lucky to have such a versatile venue that allows us to bring marquee events like this to Daniel Island. We're looking forward to giving Charlestonians the chance to see elite athletes playing their sport at the highest level right here in their own backyard."
Last season, the Ohio Machine beat the Denver Outlaws when the game was held at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The outdoor league has nine teams which compete for the Steinfeld Trophy.
The Lowcountry will have a chance to sample Major League Lacrosse before the title game. The League announced that there will be a regular season game played at MUSC Health Stadium on June 30th between the Charlotte Hounds and the Atlanta Blaze. It will mark the first MLL game of any kind in the state of South Carolina.