US Lacrosse to Host 2021 FIL Women's World Cup
20 Aug, 2018
US Lacrosse has been selected to host the 2021 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup. The event will be held at Towson (Md.) University from July 7-17, 2021.
“On behalf of the FIL Board and our 60 member nations, I would like to congratulate US Lacrosse on their winning bid to host the 2021 FIL Women’s World Cup,” said FIL President Sue Redfern. “FIL is confident that US Lacrosse will stage a memorable and successful event as they did with the 2014 FIL Men’s World Championships and continue to reach new heights in generating media, public interest and television coverage for this great event.”
“US Lacrosse is honored to host the Federation of International Lacrosse in 2021,” said US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen. “The opportunity to showcase the world’s best players is a privilege, and we look forward to showcasing the best of our sport to what promises to be record attendance and unprecedented media attention.”
The FIL World Cup is the major international championship for women’s lacrosse and features the top female lacrosse players in the world, representing at least 30 countries. The quadrennial event dates to 1982 and the United States has won eight of the 10 World Cups held to date. Last summer, the U.S. defeated Canada 10-5 in Guilford, England to win the championship for the third straight time.
This will be the sixth world championship US Lacrosse has hosted since the organization was formed in 1998. US Lacrosse previously hosted the 1998 Men’s World Championship (Baltimore), 2003 Men’s and Women’s U19 World Championships (Towson, Md.), 2005 World Cup (Annapolis, Md.) and 2014 Men’s World Championship (Denver).
Towson’s Unitas Stadium has a turf infield, lights and seating for over 11,000 spectators. The facility will be used for opening ceremonies, preliminary round games and the championship rounds of the event. Additional turf fields on campus will be used for preliminary round games.
US Lacrosse also expects to conduct festivals in conjunction with the World Cup, and those games will be played at Goucher College.
“It is an honor to be awarded this prestigious international event,” said Terry Hasseltine, Executive Director, Maryland Sports. “We look forward to working with the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), US Lacrosse, Towson University and our regional city, county and state partners to bring the 2021 FIL Women's World Cup to Maryland. 2021 promises to be a memorable year for women's lacrosse here in Maryland as we'll be hosting the FIL World Cup and the NCAA Division I & III Women's Lacrosse Championships."
The eight-time world champion U.S. women’s national team trains and plays using best-in-class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), Brine (equipment), STX (equipment), Under Armour (equipment), SISU Guard (mouthguards) and The Pearl by Guardian (balls). In addition to these partners, Chipotle, Greenfields, Nationwide, Sweat X, Bank of America and MedStar Sports Medicine are official sponsors of Team USA. Team training is also aided by products from DJO Global, Motive Pure, NormaTec Recovery and Athletic Republic.
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