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Hear from superstar Paul Rabil and more at the US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest in Baltimore. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)

Fresh from a successful showing in Baltimore two weeks ago, the US Lacrosse Convention will return to the Baltimore Convention Center on Jan. 19-21, 2018, for the fourth straight year, US Lacrosse announced Friday.

The organization said the 2017 event – also known as "LaxCon" – on Jan. 20-22 attracted 7,130 attendees, exceeding the 7,000 mark for the third time in the last four years. A record 2,810 participants showed up for Saturday's public "Fan Fest."

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"The Visit Baltimore sales and services team, the Baltimore Convention Center and the hotel community are thrilled to welcome LaxCon back in 2018," said Al Hutchinson, president and CEO of Visit Baltimore, which has partnered with the event. "Not only is it exciting to host the premier lacrosse educational event and trade show in Baltimore, where the sport is so fondly celebrated, but LaxCon also makes a significant economic impact on our community. In 2017, the event generated approximately $2.4 million in visitor, meeting planner and exhibitor spending alone, supporting our city's hotels, restaurants and businesses."

"Baltimore remains one of the top destinations for lacrosse, and we're delighted to return our signature event to the city in 2018," said Kim Rogers, director of events at US Lacrosse. "We're appreciative of the tremendous support we've received from the community."

Baltimore will host the convention for the eighth time since 2002. Tickets are expected to become available after Labor Day.

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