2023 Men’s World Championships to be Held in San Diego

The 2023 Men's World Lacrosse Championships will be held in San Diego, California.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – World Lacrosse has announced that the 2023 Men’s World Lacrosse Championships will be held in San Diego.  The 14th edition of the preeminent event for the sport follows the 2018 World Championships, which were held in Netanya, Israel.

The 2023 edition is the first world championship in the sport of lacrosse to take place in California.  The event will be capped at 30 countries (reduced from 46 in 2018) and will take place at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego from June 21 to July 1.

Hosted by the San Diego 2023 Organizing Committee with support from World Lacrosse and USA Lacrosse, the tournament will showcase the top men’s teams in the world as the sport vies for inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.

SDSU’s newly constructed 35,000-seat Snapdragon Stadium – slated to open in September 2022 as the home of the school’s football program will be the site of the opening and closing ceremonies, opening game, semifinals, and medal games. An additional three fields will be used for tournament play at SDSU.

Meanwhile, USD’s Torero Stadium will host a majority of featured tournament games with a capacity of 6,000 spectators. The grass stadium is home to the university’s football and soccer programs, the United Soccer League’s San Diego Loyal and Wave FC’s inaugural season (2022). An additional turf field on campus will also host tournament play.

The Israel men’s national team will begin re-building their roster in 2022 through informal evaluations throughout the year, including at the Heritage Cup held in Springfield, MA from May 27-30.  For more information please contact Seth Mahler at seth@lacrosse.co.il.