World Lacrosse and the Limerick Organizing Committee announced on 5 May the new date and name for the World Championship that will be held in 2021 in Limerick, Ireland.
The championship will be called the:
2021 World Lacrosse Men’s U20 World Championship.
The competition dates will be 17-26 June, 2021 at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland.
In March 2020, in response to the global pandemic brought about by the COVID-19 virus and based upon input from its member-National Governing Bodies and Continental Federations, World Lacrosse made the decision to postpone the 2020 World Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship. The event was originally scheduled for 9-18 July, 2020 in Limerick.
In April 2020, World Lacrosse confirmed the World Championship would be staged in 2021 with the following modifications:
- The event age eligibility will be raised to U20, with certain dispensations still allowed. The lower age for eligibility will remain 16 years old;
- National Teams that had not originally entered the event for 2020, but have an interest in doing so for 2021, will be considered by World Lacrosse.