ATLANTA – The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association – the preeminent non-varsity collegiate league in the country – is pleased to announce the MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour will be hosted by Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2018 and ’19 seasons.
The championships will be held at the Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex, a state of the art facility featuring 16 irrigated fields, six lighted venues, and a main stadium for the semifinals and finals.
“The MCLA championships have been held at great venues, and moving to Salt Lake City continues that trend,” said MCLA president Ken Lovic. “We received numerous quality bids from across the country, but Salt Lake City was the clear choice at this time. We’re thankful for the time and effort put in by the Visit Salt Lake organization and the Utah Sports Commission to create such a great opportunity.”
Thirty-two teams from two divisions and 10 conferences from across the country will compete at the Regional Athletic Complex (RAC), located just seven miles from the Salt Lake International Airport – rated No. 1 in the country for on-time arrivals and departures by the Department of Transportation – and seven miles from over 7,000 lodging rooms near downtown Salt Lake City.
“We are very excited to have been selected as the host site for the 2018 MCLA National Championships,” said RAC program director Lisa Schmidt. “Our staff at the Regional Athletic Complex is committed to making this a first-class experience for teams, fans, and the sport of lacrosse. We are eager to continue to put Salt Lake City on the map as a world class field sport destination. It was truly a team effort to bring this event to Utah and I could not be more proud of our partners Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Sports Commission. Together, we look forward to working with the MCLA to host an unforgettable event and showcase all that Salt Lake City has to offer as a host city.”