2023 NJCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship Coming To Maryland
Harford Community College is located in Bel Air, MD, roughly in between Baltimore and the Delaware state line. It has been announced that Harford will host the 2023 NJCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship, May 12-14 at Harford Stadium inside of Harford’s Sports Complex.
The tournament has been held in Maryland 15 times since its inception in 1970, most recently in 2015 at Community College of Baltimore County Essex. The past two national championships have been held in Garden City, NY, home of the two-time reigning National Champions, Nassau Community College. The Harford Fighting Owls men’s lacrosse team has made the final four in the last three seasons, but have not won the championship.
According to the NJCAA and Harford Community College Athletics:
"The three-day event is expected to welcome over 1,200 visitors to the Harford Community College campus. The economic impact of the event is estimated at upwards of $125,000 with the potential for multiple teams traveling to Bel Air from outside the state. Harford has made several updates to its facilities in preparation for the championship, including a new stadium press box, scoreboard, and other renovations to the complex.
Day one of the tournament, May 12, includes a banquet honoring the four teams participating, as well as the 2023 USA Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductees.
Day two will showcase the semi-final contests between the #2 and #3 seeds and the #1 and #4 seeds.
Day three is reserved for the National Championship game and awards ceremony to be held immediately after."
Tickets will be $10 per day and can be bought in advance and at the gate.