Foxborough, Mass. (February 28, 2011) - Gillette Stadium announced today that it will host two college lacrosse doubleheaders this spring.
On Saturday, March 31, in the first women's collegiate athletic event at Gillette Stadium, No. 1 ranked Northwestern University will face-off against 18th ranked Ohio State University and 12th ranked Syracuse University will play Harvard University.
On Saturday, April 21, Gillette Stadium will host the 3rd Annual New England Lacrosse Classic with Division II powers Bentley University and Merrimack College facing off, followed by pre-season 14th ranked Hofstra University taking the field against 11th ranked University of Massachusetts.
"We are very pleased to welcome these eight prestigious institutions with great lacrosse traditions to Gillette Stadium," said Dan Murphy, Vice President for Business Development at Gillette Stadium. "These events continue the growing lacrosse tradition associated with Gillette Stadium."
Both lacrosse events feature a wealth of local talent. Eighteen players from New England states populate the rosters of the four women's teams while 83 players from the four men's teams grew up in New England.
Tickets for the two doubleheader events will go on sale Thursday, March 1 through Ticketmaster. Youth organizations and group sales will be managed through Gillette Stadium (508-549-0178).
After having set three different attendance records during the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships, Gillette Stadium will serve as the site of the 2012 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships May 26-28.
Information on all three events is available at www.gillettestadiumlacrosse.com.
In addition to serving as the home of the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution, Gillette Stadium hosts a variety of sporting events, including NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships, FIFA World Cup qualifiers, high school football super bowls and serves as the finish line for the Harvard Pilgrim 10K. Beginning in 2012, Gillette Stadium will serve as the home field for University of Massachusetts football.