Men’s World Lacrosse Championship heads to Canada in 2022

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has awarded hosting rights for its 2022 Men’s World Championship to the Canadian city of Coquitlam, British Columbia.

The Championship, which is held every four years, will return to Canada for the first time since 2006, when it was staged in London, Ontario.

Canada is the reigning champion and will be looking to defend its title at the 2018 Championship, which takes place in Netanya, Israel from July 12-21.

Coquitlam’s event will run from July 13-24, 2022. It will be played at the Town Centre Park using the Percy Perry Stadium, the same venue where both the 2008 and 2016 Men’s Under 19 Championships were held. This will be the first Men’s Senior Championship where the number of teams will be limited to 30.  

FIL president Sue Redfern said: “FIL is actively evolving its World events and is confident that the host committee under the leadership of Mr. Cliff Pascas will again conduct an event that FIL and the international lacrosse community will be proud of.”