ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bayhawks and Major League Lacrosse (MLL) have announced that the 2019 MLL All Star Game will be held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md, on Saturday, June 29, 2019.
This marks the first time in MLL history that the All-Star game will be held in Annapolis and only the second time ever for the state of Maryland, which is a national hotbed for the sport. Back in 2002, the All-Star game was held at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie when the Chesapeake Bayhawks were known then as the Baltimore Bayhawks.
This game is expected to draw tens of thousands of fans to the Annapolis area which is great news for the growth of businesses in the city as a multi-million dollar revenue boost is expected over the entire All-Star weekend.
“It’s an honor and pleasure for the Bayhawks organization to be recognized by the League and Commissioner Sandy Brown for our outstanding game day presentation,” said Mark Burdett, Bayhawks President. “We have always worked extremely hard to give our fans the best access, energy and competition when they commit their time and treasure to support our team. We will replicate and even strive to improve the great entertainment the best in lacrosse can provide.”
The Chesapeake Bayhawks are one of the league’s original franchises. They have appeared in seven championship games and hold a record five MLL championships (2002, 2005, 2010, 2012, and 2013). The team is known for creating a spectacular game day atmosphere around the league with live music, food and games for great family fun and entertainment.
The Bayhawks are excited to have the opportunity to showcase the best local lacrosse players in the world, head coach Dave Cottle stated.
“The All-Star game coming here is great for the players, the league and most importantly the fans,” Cottle said. “We look forward to that happening next season.”
After six Bayhawks made the All-Star game this season, next season’s event will very likely to feature multiple Bayhawks as well. More details will be available on the Bayhawks website https://www.thebayhawks.com/ for more details as the all-star game approaches in June of 2019.