Friday, February 6, 2009

Breaking News: Baltimore Given 2010 and 2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four

The NCAA announced today that Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium will be the host for the 2010 and 2011 NCAA men's lacrosse Final Fours. Boston has been chosen to be the site in 2012 and is currently the host of the event this season.

Back in January, Baltimore was recommended by the tournament committee to be the 2010 host, but not the other two years. With this, Baltimore will have the event for the first time since 2007 after hosting it in 2003 and 2004.

The hosts of the tournament will be Maryland, Johns Hopkins, UMBC, Towson, and Loyola. When Baltimore hosted the event in 2007, the number of hosts was a big problem due to communication problems. Hopefully this will be resolved come Final Four time.

The sport is continuing to grow in popularity, setting new attendance records in Boston last season. Let's see if Baltimore can do even better when the event returns to them.

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