Birmingham, USA | July 7 - 17, 2022


todayMay 26, 2022


LOS ANGELES, CA – The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster has announced a partnership with The World Games as part of ongoing efforts by the PLL to support lacrosse as a full membership sport within the IOC, and its broader efforts for official inclusion in the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

The World Games 2022 will be the eleventh edition, an international multi-sport event meant for sports, or disciplines within a sport, interested in advancing their Olympic’s inclusion. The Games will be played at PNC Field in Birmingham, AL from July 8th to 12th.

“The next few years will be pivotal to lacrosse’s international growth strategy. Critical to its success are partnerships, and we’re proud to build with The World Games to amplify lacrosse in Birmingham this July,” said Co-Founder and President Paul Rabil. “More than a dozen PLL athletes will be representing their nations during our All-Star break.”

Lacrosse at The World Games 2022 will feature Lacrosse Sixes, a faster-paced format of lacrosse. Each team will have six players on the field instead of the traditional 10; Sixes is played on a 70-by-36 meter field with a 30-second shot clock.

National teams scheduled to compete in men’s lacrosse at TWG 2022 represent Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, United States, and Haudenosaunee.

Liam Byrnes (Waterdogs LC), Ryan Conrad (Waterdogs LC), Adam Ghitelman (Archers LC), Zach Goodrich (Cannons LC), Jack Kelly (Redwoods LC), Justin Guterding (Whipsnakes LC), Connor Kirst (Whipsnakes LC), Brad Smith (Whipsnakes LC), Michael Sowers (Waterdogs LC) and Ryan Tierney (Cannons LC) will be representing Team USA.

Wes Berg (Chaos LC), Reid Bowering (Waterdogs LC), Josh Byrne (Chaos LC), Bryan Cole (Whipsnakes LC), Zach Currier (Waterdogs LC), Brett Dobson (Archers LC), Jordan MacIntosh (Chrome LC), Clarke Petterson (Redwoods LC), Challen Rogers (Chaos LC), Dhane Smith (Chaos LC), Jeff Teat (Atlas LC) and Dillon Ward (Waterdogs LC) will be representing Team Canada.

“Under Paul Rabil’s innovative leadership, The Premier Lacrosse League is one of the fastest rising professional sports leagues in the world,” said TWG2022 CEO Nick Sellers. “The World Games 2022 will showcase the best lacrosse players in the world – many of whom are active players in the PLL. This will be a huge platform for lacrosse in front of the International Olympic Committee.”

In July 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Membership voted to grant full recognition to the international federation for lacrosse. This was a major step toward inclusion in the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

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The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 8 teams rostered by the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Chernin Group, Blum Capital, The Kraft Group, Arctos Sports Partners, and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL is distributed through an exclusive media rights agreement with ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+. The PLL was recognized by Front Office Sports’ 2021 Best Employers in Sports. For more information, visit and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague), YouTube ( and TikTok (@pll).


The World Games 2022 Birmingham is the new generation of global sport competition, welcoming elite athletes from all over the world to compete for gold in 34 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in 25+ venues around the greater metropolitan area. The World Games 2022 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from July 7-17, 2022 and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The World Games 2022 is organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee.  For more information visit or find us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.