The boys lacrosse championship games are moving to DU

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The boys lacrosse championship games have found a new home, and will be moving to the University of Denver's Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium starting this spring.

"There are very few lacrosse-only venues in the country, and not many of them stack up to the quality of DU," said CHSAA assistant commissioner Justin Saylor, who administers lacrosse. "They're a national champion Division I program and it just kind of gives a little bit extra into the event to be able to hold it at a world-class facility for lacrosse."

Both the Class 4A and Class 5A game will be held on May 26. Times are still to be announced. There will be separate tickets for the 4A and 5A games, as well as an all-session pass.

"The hope is that we sell out each game and create a great atmosphere for the sport," Saylor said.

The championships will be the only CHSAA event on that day, allowing for the games to have their own spotlight. And, with the girls championship held at DU the very next day, it will make for a great week of lacrosse.

Saylor's hope is that the championships will be at DU for the foreseeable future. In recent years, it has been held at Mile High, and All-City Stadium in Denver.

"The championship has been been moved around a lot recently, so our hope is that we've had a long-term home for the game," Saylor said.

Additionally, the 4A and 5A semifinals will be moved to one location, beginning this year. A site is still to be determined. Legacy Stadium in Aurora is a strong possibility. Semifinals will be played Saturday prior to the championship games.

Both tournaments will be played at higher seed through the quarterfinals — which is a change for 5A, which had played at a neutral site.