BOCA RATON, Fla. - Boca Raton hosted the 2012 Major League Lacrosse All Star game Saturday night. The game featured professional lacrosse players from all over the country.
Lacrosse experts say the sport is quickly gaining momentum in South Florida. Teams from Palm Beach County and around the state came out for the event.
"It's fast, its exciting, trick shots.... It's really a lot of fun to watch," said Tom Lynch with Boca Jets Lacrosse.
The MLL game was played at the new football stadium at Florida Atlantic University. Despite not selling out any games its inaugural season, officials say they aren't hosting non-football events like the MLL game to make up for it.
Former head football coach Howard Schnellenberger says, "In fact if we weren't sold out it has nothing to do with the success of the stadium, of this football team, every startup business takes time."
No word yet on how many fans turned out for Saturday's All Star game. The game was televised on ESPN 2.
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