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Erie to Welcome 2024 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship


The 2024 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship, hosted by International Indoor Junior Lacrosse, will take place at the Erie Insurance Arena August 3-8. This event will feature some of the top junior lacrosse players from Australia, Canada, Poland, Scotland and the U.S. competing for a gold medal.

The six-day tournament will feature two games per day at the Erie Insurance Arena. Games will be played at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. each day culminating in the medal games on August 6.

“We are very excited and honored to bring box (indoor) lacrosse to the beautiful shores of Erie,” said Chris Fox, president of the Canadian Lacrosse League and International Indoor Junior Lacrosse. “Erie Insurance Arena is a world class facility and the players competing are ready to put on a world class performance as they compete for a gold medal.”

Day passes, which includes both games, for preliminary round days are $18 and $20 for the medal round day. An all-session pass is available for $95 and group tickets (minimum 10) are $10 each.

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“This is the first time a world junior lacrosse championship has been played in Erie, PA,” states Gus Pine, executive director of Erie Events. “We’re thrilled to bring this event to the Erie Insurance Arena and excited for the Erie community to see athletes from all over the world compete.”

“I’m a longtime indoor lacrosse fan so I’m looking forward to the World Junior Indoor Lacrosse Championship at the Erie Insurance Arena,” said Mark Jeanneret, executive director of the Erie Sports Commission. “This is a great opportunity to check out a different form of lacrosse as young players from across the world compete for a world championship right here in Erie.”

The independent association of International Junior Indoor Lacrosse was founded in 2016 by member nations Canada (Canadian Lacrosse League) and the U.S. (US Indoor Lacrosse) and stands as the only dedicated international event offering indoor lacrosse championships for players aged 20 years or younger. Since its inception, the championship has grown in stature, bringing together the finest young lacrosse talent to compete on the world stage.

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