National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is a men's professional box lacrosse league in North America. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the NLL currently has fourteen teams: nine in the United States and five in Canada. The NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. Unlike other box lacrosse leagues which play in the summer, the NLL plays its games in the winter and spring, from December to June. Each year, the playoff teams battle for the National Lacrosse League Cup. The NLL has averaged between 8,900 and 10,700 spectators per game each year since 2004.
National Lacrosse League Cup
The National Lacrosse League Cup is the trophy awarded each year to the champions of the National Lacrosse League.
The new trophy is both familiar and original. From top to bottom, the NLL Cup epitomizes the League’s vision, putting it on par with some of the best championship hardware in the world. The sleek-looking prize will be decorated with each of past championship winners on the removable base. Just above is a second tier with the NLL logo placed front and center. Adorned on the top of the stylish silver piece, is a star, much like the one on the league’s logo, that represent the league’s original four teams (Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York) as well as pay homage to a Native American morning star.
Unlike the Champion’s Cup, the new NLL Cup evokes similarities to both the NFL’s Lombardi trophy in its style, design, and size, while also having similarities to the Stanley Cup with the league’s previous winners enshrined on it.