National Lacrosse League game live-streams are coming to Twitter.
Starting Friday, the social networking platform will host an “NLL Game of the Week” live stream on the web at NLL.twitter.com and on the @NLL account through computers, mobile devices and tablets. The free Twitter streams are in addition to other games available through the NLLTV.com paid subscription service. Announced Wednesday, the NLL’s agreement with Twitter runs through the 2018 season.
The Game of the Week schedule includes two Buffalo Bandits home games, against Saskatchewan on April 1 and Georgia on April 22, and the Rochester Knighthawks’ visit to Colorado April 15. In addition to the Game of the Week, one East Division Final, one West Division Final and all of the best-of-three Champion’s Cup series will be streamed on Twitter.
“This is a historic broadcast relationship that will unlock the great game and we are honored to partner with Twitter,” NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz said in a press release. “The future of the sports viewing experience is digital, and this partnership will not only elevate the fan experience by making the game more accessible to audiences, but enable simultaneous real-time conversations and connections with other fans on the same platform. Another critical step in the League’s transformation, this collaboration is a pivotal opportunity to enhance the NLL’s digital presence in North America.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the NLL as Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in North America,” Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter, added in the press release. “Our collaboration will allow the highly passionate lacrosse community to watch live NLL games and join the conversation all on Twitter.”
The full schedule for NLL Game of the Week free Twitter broadcasts:
Friday, March 17: Colorado at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Saskatchewan at Colorado, 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 1: Saskatchewan at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 8: Vancouver at Saskatchewan, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 15: Rochester at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 22: Georgia at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 29: Saskatchewan at Calgary, 9 p.m.
East Division Final, West Division Final and Champions Cup, times TBA