Official College Crosse statement.
Should've kept it in Philly.— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) April 12, 2016
The NCAA just announced the host site for the 2017 and 218 men's championship. It was not Philly or New York, which was unfortunate. From the release:
Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, will be the site of the 2017 and 2018 Division I semifinals and final, in addition to the Divisions II and III national championship games. These championships will represent the fourth and fifth time that the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots has hosted the event. The championships also took place there in 2008, 2009 and 2012. Harvard University will serve as the host school.
Shout out to
Boston Foxborough, Massachusetts. For those unfamiliar with the area, Foxborough, Massachusetts, is a short 45-60 minute (depending on traffic) commute from Boston, Massachusetts.
Just saying. pic.twitter.com/eVkTNYfn7r— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) April 12, 2016
No worries though,
there are plenty of public transportation options there are no public transportation options.
"Sorry, we could not calculate transit directions from "Boston, MA" to "Gillette Stadium." pic.twitter.com/piXZrKXs7J— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) April 12, 2016
There was more news regarding quarterfinal sites for 2017 & 2018. From the release:
The 2017 Division I men’s lacrosse quarterfinals will be split between James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, New York, on the campus of Hofstra University and the University of Delaware Stadium in Newark, Delaware. In 2018, two quarterfinals games will be held again at Hofstra, while the other quarterfinals matchups will be at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Hofstra has previously hosted the quarterfinal round eight times, most recently in 2014, while Delaware also held the event in 2014. Navy has hosted five times previously, including in 2015.
(Ed. Note: I LOVE these choices. #TeamMidAtlantic.)
First off, shout out to
Boston Foxborough, Massachusetts. The 16,000 people in the city are probably stoked right now. According to Wikipedia, Foxborough was once home to the world's largest straw hat factory. Such history!! It's not the birthplace of America, and public transportation to the stadium is sparse, BUT, there's a Toby Keith's near Gillette Stadium, so that should be fun.
Seriously though, the game is the most important thing. They could play the Final Four at a local high school in Nova Scotia and it would still be an awesome event. Congrats to
Boston Foxborough, Massachusetts. I make jokes because I love. BOSS Belichick is a Hopkins fan and Brady's the G.O.A.T., so you guys are all good with me. I'm sure it'll be a wonderful event.