NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships Will Take Place in Connecticut This Weekend
The state of Connecticut quietly continues to be the center of the sporting universe: We're home to ESPN, Mohegan Sun was host to the NCAA Tournament "Bubble" and National MMA events, and this coming weekend, East Hartford's Rentschler Field will become the center of the NCAA Lacrosse world and host the 2021 Division 1, 2, and 3 Men's Lacrosse Championship games.
The top 4 teams in the NCAA Men's Division 1 Lacrosse tournament will face off against each other in the semi-finals at the Rent this Saturday, May 29, 2021. In the first game, #1 ranked North Carolina will face off against #4 Virginia at noon, the game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2. Right afterwards, the second semifinal features #2 Duke vs #3 Maryland, which will also be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 around 2:30 PM.
This is a multi-day tournament at Rentschler Field and a huge piece of business for the beautiful venue, which has mostly been used over the past year as a staging area for food giveaway drive-through events due to the pandemic.
The action continues at Rentschler Field on Sunday, May 30, 2021, as the NCAA Men's Division II Men's Lacrosse Finals feature Le Moyne College from Syracuse, NY, against Hickory, North Carolina's Lenoir-Rhyne at 1PM.
Right afterwards, the NCAA Division 3 Men's Lacrosse Final pits RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology, NY) against Salisbury University of Maryland. The D3 Championship game is scheduled for 4 PM at the Rent.
The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Division 1 Championship Game will be played on Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021 at 1 PM at Rentschler Field and it will feature the winner of the NC/Virginia semi-final against the winner of the Duke/Maryland semi-final at 1 PM and it will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.
Tickets are available for all the games and they're pretty reasonable from $20 - $140. Click HERE for more info and to purchase your tickets.