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Premier Lacrosse League expanding to seven teams in 2020

The Premier Lacrosse League is adding another team for its second season in 2020, taking the start-up touring league up to seven franchises.

An expansion draft will be held in February 2020 to decide the roster for the as-yet-unnamed seventh club.

“Our seventh club will create more playing opportunities for the players, additional fan engagement for the league, and a wider reach for our corporate partners,” said PLL co-founder Paul Rabil.

According to Sports Illustrated, Rabil is also targeting more evening game slots on NBC networks to increase viewership, fully integrated partnerships with youth lacrosse tournaments and leagues to drive attendance and a change in ticketing strategy.

The league is likely to select smaller venues in 2020 as well due to a number of empty seats at mainly Major Soccer League venues in its first season.

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