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October 19, 2021

Super Sixes event set to feature debut of world’s top lacrosse teams in new discipline Men’s and women’s teams from Canada, Haudenosaunee Confederacy and United States to face off in World Lacrosse Sixes for the first time this weekend in Baltimore metro area

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA – World Lacrosse Sixes – a shorter and faster-paced version of the sport that launched earlier this year – is set to be played among the world’s top teams for the first time this weekend at World Lacrosse Super Sixes in the Baltimore metro area. Elite men’s and women’s teams from Canada, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the United States will participate in the historic event October 23-24 at Tierney Field on the USA Lacrosse complex in Sparks, Maryland.

Super Sixes is the fourth in a series of five events for the new brand of the sport this year, and the first international Sixes competition for these teams*. The round-robin tournament will feature six games on both Saturday and Sunday, with all the action broadcast live on Lax Sports Network.

World Lacrosse CEO Jim Scherr said: “Following our launch of World Lacrosse Sixes less than six months ago, the new discipline has continued to gain popularity around the world due to its broader appeal, wider access and superfast-paced format. Having the world’s top teams going head-to-head in Sixes for the first time will make for an incredibly exciting weekend in Baltimore, and will further showcase the sport on our journey to Olympic inclusion.”

Sixes blends many of the most popular aspects of traditional lacrosse disciplines, while introducing new elements that appeal to the next generation of athletes and fans. Major differences include a smaller field (70×36 meters), fewer players (12 per team, six-on-six competition), condensed game length (8-minute quarters), less stoppages in play and the addition of a 30-second shot clock. In addition to vying for inclusion on the Olympic program starting in 2028, World Lacrosse Sixes will be featured in other multi-sport events, including The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, next summer.

Tickets for Super Sixes range in price from $15-25 per day, with group tickets starting at $10.

Weekend passes are also available. All tickets can be purchased here.

Rosters for all six teams can be found here.

The Haudenosaunee teams have also previously competed as the Iroquois Nationals. *The Haudenosaunee women’s team participated in the PALA Sixes Cup last month, under the Iroquois Nationals name

WORLD LACROSSE SUPER SIXES SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 23 (all times local – EDT)

Canada vs. Haudenosaunee // Women: 12 p.m., Men: 1:15 p.m.

United States vs. Canada // Women: 2:30 p.m., Men: 3:45 p.m.

United States vs. Haudenosaunee // Women: 5 p.m., Men: 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, October 24 (all times local – EDT)

United States vs. Haudenosaunee // Women: 8:15 a.m., Men: 9:30 a.m.

Canada vs. Haudenosaunee // Women: 10:45 a.m., Men: 12 p.m.

United States vs. Canada // Women: 1:15 p.m., Men: 2:30 p.m.

WORLD LACROSSE SIXES 2021 SCHEDULE

August 7-8 // The Fly // England

August 28-29 // Home Nations 6s // Scotland

September 3-5 // PALA Sixes Cup // United States

October 23-24 // Super Sixes // United States

December 2-5 // Torneo Centroamericano Bicentenario Sixes Lacrosse // Costa Rica

 

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About World Lacrosse

World Lacrosse is the international federation for men’s and women’s lacrosse, responsible for providing effective leadership and governance of the sport internationally while supporting the continued growth of lacrosse worldwide. In November 2018, World Lacrosse was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The President of World Lacrosse is Sue Redfern of England.

ABOUT WORLD LACROSSE SIXES World Lacrosse Sixes was launched in May 2021 with the aim of supporting and encouraging the continued growth of lacrosse worldwide by appealing to the next generation of athletes and fans. The new discipline features short, action-packed games played on a smaller field with fewer players, creating greater access and increasing competitive balance internationally as lacrosse vies to become an Olympic sport. For more information, visit worldlacrosse.sport/sixes