NLL Playoffs Seeding And One Million Plus Fans During 2024 Season

Marvel Fan Night At Georgia Swarm Game At Gas South Arena

National Lacrosse League Playoffs Begin Saturday; Schedule to Feature Broadcasts on TSN and ESPNU

Get ready for the elite eight playoff bracket of the National Lacrosse League’s (@NLL) 2024 playoffs featuring all four postseason games broadcasting on ESPN+ and TSN+. The new unified standings were implemented to create an end of the regular season scenario where every game counted, and it took until its 135th and final regular season game to set the 2024 NLL Playoffs schedule. Rochester’s landslide victory over Philadelphia, 12-3, after defeating the Georgia Swarm on Friday night, 11-10, in a special Marvel Night fan experience at beautiful Gas South Arena that my family enjoyed attending, enabled the Knighthawks claim to the final No. 8 seed. The NLL also welcomed 1,060,706 game attendees through its turnstiles during the 2023-24 regular season, a 2.0% increase compared to last season. The Medicine Game, was believed to have healing powers, and the Creator’s Game, truly is a gift from the creator, names that show its importance to indigenous people, and to an player, coach, official, and fan, like me.

NLL Fans Know How To Enjoy The Games

Quarterfinal play begins on Saturday, April 27.

Callum Crawford of Panther City in action against San Diego, which will be a QF matchup on Saturday at Pechanga Arena, credit: NLL/Jake Whiting

NLL Playoffs Bracketology

The top-seeded Toronto Rock (15-3) and No. 2 San Diego Seals (13-5) are joined by the No. 3 Albany FireWolves (11-7) and No. 4 Buffalo Bandits (11-7) in hosting single-elimination quarterfinal games this weekend.

Two teams, the No. 7 Panther City Lacrosse Club (9-9) and No. 8 Rochester Knighthawks (8-10), punched their tickets based on the wild final weekend results.

This year’s field includes six teams that advanced to the postseason in 2023, including defending champion Buffalo.

TSN will feature Rochester at Toronto to start quarterfinal weekend on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET. ESPNU’s coverage will include the No. 5 Georgia Swarm at Buffalo Saturday night, 7 p.m. ET, and No. 6 Halifax Thunderbirds (10-8) at Albany on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Every postseason game can be seen on ESPN+ and TSN+.

NLL Playoffs Schedule to Feature Broadcasts on TSN and ESPNU

Here is the complete 2024 NLL Playoffs quarterfinals’ broadcast schedule (all times ET):

  • Saturday, April 27 – #8 Rochester at #1 Toronto, 4:30 p.m., TSN, ESPN+, TSN+
  • Saturday, April 27 – #5 Georgia at #4 Buffalo, 7 p.m., ESPNU, ESPN+, TSN+
  • Saturday, April 27 – #7 Panther City at #2 San Diego, 10 p.m., ESPN+, TSN+
  • Sunday, April 28 – #6 Halifax at #3 Albany, 3 p.m., ESPNU, ESPN+, TSN+

Quarterfinal winners advance to their respective best-of-three semifinal series, which will commence on Thursday, May 2, through Sunday, May 5, and continue Thursday, May 9, through Sunday, May 12.

The best-of-three 2024 NLL Finals are scheduled for Thursday, May 16, through Sunday, May 19, and Thursday, May 23, through Sunday, May 26.

Additionally, should both semifinal series end in two games, the League may move the 2024 NLL Finals up to the preceding week.

Exact dates and broadcast schedules for TSN and ESPN for the semifinals and NLL Finals rounds will be announced after the pairings and dates are set.

NLL’s attendance exceeded 1,000,000 for the second straight year, and was the second highest total in the 37 year history of the league

NLL Ticketing Explosion

In the latest example of the National Lacrosse League’s continued popularity across North America, for the second time the NLL has enjoyed consecutive seasons exceeding one million in attendance in its 37-year history.

The Sports Techie Family Enjoying A Georgia Swarm Goal Fan Celebration Dance

Defending NLL champion Buffalo Bandits led all NLL teams in attendance again this season with 152,767 – up 11.0% from last season. The Bandits’ average crowd of 16,974 is the largest NLL game average since the 2011 Bandits drew 17,095 per game at KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo.

The Vancouver Warriors (+19.2%) joined Buffalo with an annual increase of more than 10%, leading 10 NLL teams with total attendance increases this season.

New York Riptide @ Vancouver Warriors

Sports Techie, the kids, their Mom and me, thoroughly enjoyed the Knighthawks vs. Swarm game which also happened to be Marvel Night, honoring the indigenous nations lacrosse history. Our gratitude goes out to the Swarm for such a fun night.

Georgia Swarm Stinger Lax Mascot At Gas South Arena

The Marvel Legends of Lax comic book was a free promotional giveaway for kids.

Meeting The Avengers And Spider-Man At The Georgia Swarm Marvel Night

The story of lacrosse begins with the telling of the first North American team sport, and the Haudenosaunee, a confederate made up of six different indigenous nations, that played different versions of the sport for nearly a thousand years.

Georgia Swarm And Indigenous Native American Lyle Thompson With Marvel Fan

To view the 2024 NLL Playoffs bracket, visit

Make the 2024 NLL Playoffs so for you by attending riveting live game action, as well as by watching on television or via streaming.

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