Major League Lacrosse Comes To Charleston

By Kelly Ryan for The Island Eye News 

For the first time in league history the Major League Lacrosse Championship will be played in the state of South Carolina. It will be the event of the season for young people, locals, families and sports enthusiasts to witness the highest level of professional lacrosse.

Lacrosse may the oldest sport native to North America. Invented by the Native American Indians it was originally known as stickball. The game was initially played in what is now southeastern Canada by the Algonquian tribe and they were followed by other tribes in the eastern half of North America, and around the western Great Lakes.

Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. MLL has led the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports since 2001. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dallas Rattlers, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards and Ohio Machine.

The 2018 Major League Lacrosse Championship game will be played at the MUSC Health Stadium at 1990 Daniel Island Dr. in Charleston, home of the USL’s Charleston Battery. The 18th Championship Game will be held on Saturday, August 18 at 7 p.m.

MUSC Health Stadium is one of the premier soccer venues in the country and boasts the largest jumbotron in the Southeast at 3,000 square feet.

Tickets for the game are on sale now and can be purchased online at

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