WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 09, 2011
Sunshine Classic video featured on Lax.com
Fans anticipating the inaugural Moe’s Southwest Grill Sunshine Classic can find a promotional video highlighting the event at Lax.com. The JU men’s lacrosse team will start its regular season on Feb. 20 when it hosts Georgetown at noon in the first game of a doubleheader with the second game between Duke and Notre Dame—a rematch of last year’s national championship game—set for 3 p.m.
The link for the video can be found at http://www.lax.com/story.phtml?story=2738. EverBank Field, which can hold up to 84,000 spectators, will host the event. The home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars will be the backdrop of the best quick-strike offensives in the country. Three of the four participating teams finished in the top-10 nationally in scoring last season.
The venue will try to extend a successful pattern of college lacrosse games being played in NFL stadiums. In April a tripleheader at the New Meadowlands Stadium for the Big City Classic drew 25,742 fans; setting an attendance record for a regular season, lacrosse-only event.
The event will be televised on the ESPN family of networks, with the national title rematch on ESPN. JU's matchup against Georgetown will air on ESPN3 at noon. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com, with club seats starting at $34.50 and non-club seats starting at $25.50. Discounted prices are available for groups and for all active members of the military.