FOXBORO, Mass. – The past, present and future of lacrosse were on display the first weekend of June at Gillette Stadium.
You found them in the parking lot, on the field and in the stands, respectively, as the Premier Lacrosse League opened its first-ever touring season, a professional lacrosse league formed by players, for players.
There were the fathers and grandfathers, tailgating with their children and excited to see the sport they’ve loved for a lifetime take on a new form that might someday let them cheer for their favorite teams the way football, baseball and basketball fans can enjoy their sport.
There were the players themselves, eager to make the new league work because it lets them play the game they love full-time, but it also creates hope for every young player hoping to go pro someday.