Nov. 30, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College lacrosse team will host Syracuse in a game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., on Saturday, April 16, as part of the New England Lacrosse Classic. The Friars and Orange will meet in a regular-season BIG EAST Conference game at 4:00 p.m., followed by an Ivy League match-up of Dartmouth and Princeton at 6:30 p.m.
"Our program is thrilled to be a part of such a great day of lacrosse in New England. The BIG EAST Lacrosse Conference is re-defining the landscape for lacrosse and this event is just one indication of the direction that the conferences is heading," said Burdick.
Gillette Stadium, home of the National Football League's New England Patriot and Major League Soccer's New England Revolution, hosted the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships and will host the event again in 2012. The stadium has also played host to the 2002 MLS Cup and the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, in addition to numerous NFL Playoff games.
"The New England Lacrosse Classic continues to provide the regional lacrosse community a great opportunity to see Division I men's lacrosse games in an NCAA championship venue," said Dan Murphy, stadium vice president for business development. "We look forward to the Classic serving as a foundation for the stadium to host the 2011 NCAA Division I quarterfinals next May 22."
The game will mark the first time the Friars and Orange have played away from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. The teams met in the 2009 season-opener, with top-ranked Syracuse taking a win. The teams met as BIG EAST Conference members in the league's inaugural season in 2010, with the Orange picking up another victory after the Friars played them to a tight 6-3 score at halftime.
Ticket information will be available at a later date. Check back to Friars.com for details.