The Premier Lacrosse League will restart its season in Utah, Sportico has learned.
The PLL last month became the first U.S. professional sports league to announce its intention to play games under a so-called “bubble’’ scenario during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, the league said it was considering several locations, including facilities in the mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest.
The league’s three-week tournament will be played at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. The tournament will run from July 25 to Aug. 9. Players will arrive a week in advance.
The total number of people involved would be less than 300, including players, medical staff and media production personnel, the league has said.
The PLL said its medical committee spent three months developing procedures and protocols for its return. Participants must self-quarantine for two weeks prior to traveling to Utah. Everyone will be tested before and upon arrival, the league says. Subsequently, all participants will be monitored and tested regularly.
The NBA, NHL and MLS have since announced similar plans for their returns. The NBA and MLS are utilizing Walt Disney Company facilities in Florida.
As for the PLL tournament itself, all seven teams will play four so-called group games to determine seeding for a single-elimination tournament that’ll crown a champion.