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April 17, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) -- PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa., will be the site of the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship in 2014 and 2015, ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford announced today.
The 18,500-seat stadium serves as the home of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union and will be the host venue for the ACC on April 25-27, 2014 and again in the spring of 2015.
2014 will mark the fourth time in the 26-year history of the tournament that the event has been held at a neutral site. Orlando, Fla., played host in 2001, followed by Baltimore, Md., in 2005 and 2006.
PPL Park hosted the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinals in 2012 and is the 2013 site for the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship and the Men’s College Cup.
The 2014 ACC Championship will be the first for both Notre Dame and Syracuse, which join the league on July 1, 2013. Four teams will compete in the tournament with semifinals on Friday, April 25, and the championship on Sunday, April 27. The two teams that do not qualify for the championship will play a game against each other at PPL Park on Saturday.
The six men’s lacrosse teams that will compete in the ACC next year have combined to win 23 national championships and have 45 appearances in the title game in the 42-year history of the NCAA Championship.
Dates and a complete tournament format for 2015 will be announced at a later time.
For more information about PPL Park, visit: http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/ppl-park/about.