BALTIMORE, Dec. 4, 2012 — Team registration for the youth and master’s festivals to be held in conjunction with the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship is now open at www.worldlacrosse2014.com. The FIL World Championship, which will feature a record 40 nations, takes place from July 10-19, 2014, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver. US Lacrosse will coordinate both the world championship and the festivals.
The festivals includes a dozen divisions for boys’ and men’s teams, beginning at the U11 level and running up through an over 60 division. Teams from around the world are expected to participate in the various divisions, and all festival packages will include tickets to the FIL World Championship, which is being held in the United States for the first time since 1998.
“This will be a wonderful opportunity for lacrosse players of all ages to compete against teams from around the world while soaking in the unique experience of the world championship,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse.
All games in the festivals will be played on the well-manicured fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. In addition to an 18,000-seat stadium, which will host the marquee games of the FIL World Championship, the park includes 24 surrounding fields which will be used for both the world championship and the festivals.
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