Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Headed To Long Island For 2020

Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Headed To Long Island For 2020

PRINCETON, N.J. – Consistently ranked as one of the strongest lacrosse conferences in the nation, the Ivy League has announced the 2020 Men's Lacrosse Tournament will be held at Hofstra's James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y.

The Ivy League Tournament consists of the top four teams from the regular season standings with semifinals scheduled for Friday evening, May 1 (6 and 8:30 p.m.) and the championship game on Sunday, May 3 (12 p.m.).

Ticket information and packages will be released in the near future.

"We are incredibly excited to bring one of the nation's top conference tournaments to one of the sport's most passionate locations," Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris said.

"We appreciate Hofstra welcoming the Ivy League and our fans for the weekend and look forward to showcasing our league on Long Island."  

Heading into this season, three Ivy League men's lacrosse squads are nationally-ranked and 14 Ivies were recently named Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans.

Following a successful 2019 regular season, Penn earned the regular season title and followed it up with an Ivy League Tournament victory. The league received multiple bids in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th time in the last 11 years. Yale and Penn faced off in one of the most dramatic NCAA quarterfinal games in NCAA history. The Bulldogs advanced to the Final Four for the second consecutive year and took down No. 1 Penn State in the semifinals before falling to Virginia in the National Championship game.

Since the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship began in 1971, the league has won 10 national champions and 27 Final Four teams, including Yale's run to the 2018 national title.

The 2020 Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournament will be held at the site of the top seed on May 1 and 3.

James M. Shuart Stadium is located on the campus of Hofstra University and has hosted several NCAA lacrosse championships throughout its history.