Major League Lacrosse announced its regular season schedule for the 2016 season, and the Charlotte Hounds will open up its campaign on Saturday, April 23rd against the Boston Cannons at American Legion Memorial Stadium. This will mark the fifth time in franchise history that the Hounds have opened up at home, even though they haven’t won a home opener in each of its first four seasons in MLL.
Among the highlights on this year’s Charlotte Hounds schedule is that they will play three straight home games, starting with the April 23rd opener, a match-up with Rochester on April 30th, and May 14th against Florida. The Atlanta Blaze, the newest franchise in Major League Lacrosse, will make their first-ever visit to Charlotte on Saturday, June 25th, with the rematch coming the following weekend on July 1st in Atlanta. In addition, Charlotte will face the Denver Outlaws on back-to-back weekends(July 23rd at Charlotte; July 30th in Denver), before wrapping up the season on August 6th at home against the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
This year’s MLL All-Star Game will take place on Saturday, July 9th at a location to be determined, while the MLL Championship Game will happen on Saturday, August 20th at a neutral site to be determined, with the top four teams in the league squaring off on the previous weekend in the semifinals with the fourth seed visiting the top seed, and the third seed taking on the number two seed. Each team in MLL will play seven home and seven away games on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights this season, with each team getting two bye weeks as part of the schedule.
2016 Charlotte Hounds regular season schedule(home games in BOLD)
April 23rd: Boston @ Charlotte(7:30 p.m.)
April 30th: Rochester @ Charlotte(7:30 p.m.)
May 14th: Florida @ Charlotte(7:30 p.m.)
May 21st: Charlotte @ New York(5:00 p.m.)
June 3rd: Charlotte @ Chesapeake(7:30 p.m.)
June 9th: Ohio @ Charlotte(7:30 p.m.)
June 11th: Charlotte @ Boston(7:00 p.m)
June 18th: Charlotte @ Florida(7:00 p.m.)
June 25th: Atlanta @ Charlotte(7:30 p.m.)
July 1st: Charlotte @ Atlanta(8:00 p.m.)
July 9th: MLL All-Star Game
July 16th: Charlotte @ Rochester(4:30 p.m.)
July 23rd: Denver @ Charlotte(7:30 p.m.)
July 30th: Charlotte @ Denver(5:00 p.m.)
August 6th: Chesapeake @ Charlotte(7:30 p.m.)