PUEBLO, Colo. (September 21, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse will hold the Pack's first outdoor event against international competition when they play the University of Tokyo Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Lacrosse Stadium.
"We are excited to have the opportunity to host the University of Tokyo here on the campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo as this is a unique occasion and one that our student-athletes will remember forever," said CSU-Pueblo head Men's Lacrosse Coach Sean Blair.
The ThunderWolves game against the University of Tokyo will be the first time that any CSU-Pueblo team will compete against a team from Asia in an international contest. This will also be the first international competition held on the CSU-Pueblo campus since the Pack Men's Basketball faced the New Zealand Olympic Basketball team more than 20 years ago.
CSU-Pueblo will be the only D-II stop for the Blue Bullets. They will make stops at the University of Denver, the Air Force Academy, and the University of Colorado.
This historic exhibition contest will be free for all fans who want to come back the Pack. CSU-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse would like to use this opportunity to showcase the sport to the entire Pueblo community. The Pack Women's Lacrosse team will also teach kids how to shoot in a youth area at the game.
There will be also be a barbecue before the game sponsored by Aviand's Catering that will be held during the CSU-Pueblo Men's and Women's Soccer game. The barbecue will serve as a tailgate for the men's lacrosse exhibition and will be held outside the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
With our game following two Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference match-ups for our soccer programs, my hope is that Pack Nation and the Pueblo community finds this as an opportunity to support our student-athletes at the Art & Lorraine Gonzales stadium, and to check out a new spectator sport which many have never seen before," Blair said.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.