Philadelphia is growing a tradition of exciting lacrosse action on the pro level and will now add a chapter in their college section.
On October 14th, the NCAA announced that Philadelphia would play host to the NCAA Lacrosse Championships for Divisions I, II, and III in 2023 and 2024. The city has previously hosted the event in 1973, 1992, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2019. They were scheduled to host in 2020 but thanks to COVID-19 the event was canceled.
Cities and schools join together to play host in these cases. From 1973 to 2006 Penn had been the official host school. In later years Drexel had taken over as the host school. Franklin Field was the center of the lacrosse world in 1973 and 1992. After that Lincoln Financial Field served as the site for awarding the biggest prize in college lacrosse.
A Philadelphia school has never won a Division I lacrosse championship but might have a chance in 2023 or 2024.