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A Big Game in the Big House

Monday, April 21, 2014

 

 

Last weekend, we finished up our 2014 regular season for lacrosse in style.

 

Sports Authority field at Mile High is the home to the Denver Broncos (and Peyton Manning), and is the largest stadium in the state of Colorado. A strange thing to think about is that Mile High, despite being a giant building of over 75,000 seats, is only really used for 8-14 days per year.

 

 

 

The Broncos play their 8 home games every year, and the Denver Outlaws, the professional lacrosse team, also play their home games there. But otherwise, Mile High sits empty for 90% of the year.

 

However, we had the pleasure of getting to in it last weekend. This is actually the 2nd time in 3 years that we have gotten to play in Mile High. Every year the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Showdown is one of the biggest games in the MCLA (the club lacrosse league) and we had the pleasure of playing it in Mile High this year.

 

 

 

Going into the game we were ranked #2 in the country and CSU was #4 nationally, making this arguably the biggest game of the club lacrosse season (admittedly I am a bit biased). At any rate, we went out and had a blast, and came out ahead 9-6 over in-state little brother.

 

Coach Galvin on the field

 

My locker

 

Team huddle on the field

 

Me and our goalie Mitch with the golden helmet, which serves as the trophy for the Rocky Mountain Showdown

 

 

So, the regular season has now ended, and we head out to Grand Junction to play our conference tournament in two weeks, followed by a return trip to Southern California for nationals. If you are interested in following how our season finishes up, you can check out culax.org or @cumenslacrosse on Twitter.

 

My family and I outside of the field after the game

 

 

Go Buffs!

Griff

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

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