For years the NLL has be renovating many different aspects of the league but in 2018 there is even more renovations. Beginning back in 1987 with the win by the Baltimore Thunder, the Champion’s Cup has been coveted by many for the past three decades: “The Champion’s Cup is what we play for.” In today’s age of 2018, the Champion’s Cup has served this league with justice and humility and with that goes into retirement after thirty-one years.
The game has changed over the past decades and with the new model of the game/league comes a new badge of honor. With its first ever appearance this playoff season, the National Lacrosse League Cup will be the righteous prize handed to the winners to take back to their proud hometowns (soon to be Philadelphia).
“We are extremely excited to unveil the NLL Cup. In December of 2016, we set out for a new brand identity for the NLL, and today, we unveil the most iconic symbol of any League competition, the championship trophy… A trophy more symbolic and fitting to an NLL Champion.” – Nick Sakiewicz, NLL Commissioner
Bennett Awards has been on the drawing board for the past year to ensure the design met all the requirements of the revamped NLL brand (and we think they hit the nail on its head!). The new NLL Cup takes some inspiration from other successful trophies. The top of the design mimics the beloved Lombardi Trophy and is branded with its successors like the Stanley Cup (Philadelphia Wings featured 6 times…woot woot).
“We wanted to create something unique, yet recognizable and a piece that embodies their new brand decision…After months of planning and production, we are thrilled to finally see the NLL Cup revealed” – Mollee Johnston, Bennett Awards
It is certainly coming down to the end. Within the next few weeks one of the six teams left will make history and be the first to accept this stamp of success and new beginnings with the National Lacrosse League Cup….good luck to all!
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