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Men's/Women's Lax Championships Share Venue After NCAA Shift Away From N.C.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 17

The women's lacrosse national semifinal and title games were "relocated to Gillette Stadium" after the NCAA announced in September that it was removing seven championship events from orth Carolina, and now the event is "sharing a venue" with the men's lacrosse championship for the first time, accord...

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