When I was growing up, lacrosse was an almost unheard of sport. Over the last 20-ish years, it’s really picked up steam and now there are nine professional teams that play for a Major League Lacrosse here in the US. One of those nine teams are based right here in Boston! The Boston Cannons have been a part of Major League Lacrosse since 2001 and play right at Harvard Stadium in Boston.
I had the chance to go to a Boston Cannons game with my family recently and we thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, my oldest son, who is 12, is considering joining a team after seeing a live game. The thing is, it was more than just a lacrosse game – it was an experience. Here are some of the things that made going to the game more than just a game.
Boston Cannons Fan Zone
Get there early and experience the Boston Cannons Fan Zone. The Fan Zone is open at every Cannons home game two hours prior to the start of the game and remains open through the first quarter. At the Fan Zone you will find things like music, ping-pong tables, RCN Ice Cream Truck, FlingGolf, the Bud Light Build-A-Bar, and more! It has something for fans of all ages.
The Maxi-Cosi and Safety 1st Fastbreak Family Lounge
The Maxi-Cosi and Safety 1st Fastbreak Family Lounge is a field-level area where families can get a field level view of the game, enjoy games and other kid-friendly activities, and check out products from Max-Cosi and Safety 1st. There are also special giveaways and promotions in the lounge. Any family with a young Cannons fan under the age of 10 will be welcome to visit the Maxi-Cosi and Safety 1st Fastbreak Family Lounge.
For the 2017 season ,the Cannons announced their partnership with Dorel Juvenile. As the world’s leading juvenile products company, Dorel Juvenile’s mission is “to Care for Precious Life.” As part of the partnership, the Dorel Juvenile brands, Safety 1 st and Maxi-Cosi, will be highlighted in the Fan Zone prior to Cannons home games, where fans will have the opportunity to test child safety and transportation products.
Cannons midfielder Kevin Buchanan is a Player Ambassador of Dorel Juvenile. He, along with his wife and two little ones can be seen often interacting with fans in the Maxi-Cosi and Safety 1st Fastbreak Family Lounge.
Why a Boston Cannons game is fun
1. The players spend lots of time interacting with their fans. When the team members were announced before the game, they each ran onto the field with a member of a youth lacrosse team from the area.
The team members also stay out after the game to meet the fan, take photos and sign autographs.
2. It’s a high action game. If you have never seen a lacrosse game, you are missing out. It’s non-stop action.
3. The Fans! The fans at a Boston Cannons game are super energetic. From lining up as the players are introduced before the game starts to the loud cheers when they get a goal -it’s super fun!
Interested in going to a game? You can get your tickets right on the Cannons website here. Harvard stadium is in Boston, but it’s really easy to get to and they have free parking!
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My family and I enjoyed going to our first major league lacrosse game and hope to go to a lot more in the near future!
Have you ever seen a major league lacrosse game?