By MLL Communications | 8/22/13 9:00 PM
The 2013 Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink is upon us and we have plenty of great lacrosse coming your way on Saturday and Sunday. While the focus will be on the three games this weekend, MLL will offer two days of entertainment, ideal for an outing with friends, family or colleagues. For the lacrosse fan, it’s the ultimate mini-vacation. From tailgating to the fan zone, MLL provides opportunities for the ultimate sports weekend.
Below we’ve highlighted some of the Championship Weekend features that you may want to take advantage of to ensure you enjoy these games to their fullest.
Welcome to Philly
For those visiting Philly from afar, make sure to take everything in and visit some of the country’s most famous landmarks, including Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin’s home, the Liberty Bell in Franklin Square, and Elfreth’s Alley. The Old City and Historical District offer great family value, both educational and unique to Philadelphia.
Parking is FREE ALL WEEKEND IN LOT B
Lot B opens Saturday August, 24 9am ET and Sunday August 25, 11am ET
Meet up with your friends and have the chance to get to know other passionate MLL fans while enjoying pre-game festivities. Start your afternoon off with some social time and a sports tradition, tailgating.
Fan Zone Plaza
Saturday, August 24 11am ET
Sunday, August 25 1pm ET
The Fan Zone is specially designed to be a fun and entertaining pre-game area, bringing some of your favorite lacrosse activities and vendors right to the PPL Park outside plaza. Arrive early for the games and take it all in.
SmartLink Shot Toward Success
Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend is proudly presented by Smartlink. Smartlink is an industry leader in staffing and network deployment services, and aims to set employees and companies up for success, matching professionals with the right organizations. During Championship Weekend, they’ll be offering fans a Shot Toward Success.
Throughout the semi-finals on Saturday and up until the end of the first quarter during Sunday’s Championship Final, special foam balls will be sold at the Smartlink tables located in the Fan Zone plaza AND in the concession concourse. During halftime of Sunday’s game, a target will be placed on the field, when fans can toss their purchased balls out onto the field for the chance to win cash prizes! Fans whose foam balls land in any one of the four circle targets on the banner will be eligible to share in the prize money. Also, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the HEADStrong Foundation, a partner of MLL. Don’t miss your chance to be a winner!
Warrior, Brine and the Rabil Challenge
Warrior and Brine will host the Rabil challenge for fans of all ages. Give us your hardest and fastest shot on goal and show off your skills. Make sure to also visit their mobile showroom to get a look at the newest lacrosse apparel. Warrior and Brine are proud to be the official equipment suppliers to Major League Lacrosse.
The Cascade crew will make an appearance over the weekend brining you the latest in lacrosse helmets and gear. Visit their set-up for a chance to customize your own helmet on their virtual workshop!
Jaguar and Land Rover
The vehicles speak for themselves as Jaguar and Land Rover display some of their newest models on site in the plaza including the new Range Rover Sport.
The Fan Zone plaza will also feature MLL’s 2013 charity, JDRF, Stylin’ Strings Lax, Lacrosse All Stars, HEADStrong Foundation, and Lacrosse Evolution Make sure to leave plenty of time to enjoy the games and Fan Zone plaza to their fullest.
Official Championship Weekend Apparel
Fans make sure you visit the MLL merchandise tent within the concessions concourse to pick up your official Championship Weekend hats and performance tees! Get them while they last!
The sight-seeing, Fan Zone Plaza, tailgating, and Smartlink Shot Toward Success are all just the beginning, as the play-off games bring together some of the world’s greatest talent. The weekend will kick off with the Denver Outlaws taking on the Charlotte Hounds at 1pm ET, followed by a matchup between the Hamilton Nationals and Chesapeake Bayhawks. To attend Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink make sure to visit MajorLeagueLacrosse.com/tickets and enjoy the ultimate MLL weekend!