One of the original six teams of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the Boston Cannons were founded in 2001 by owner and president Matt Dwyer. MLL was founded by Jake Steinfeld, Dave Morrow, and Tim Robertson. From their inaugural season through 2003, the Cannons played their home games at Cawley Memorial Stadium in Lowell, Massachusetts. In 2004, they moved to Nickerson Field at Boston University where they played through the 2006 season. In 2007, they moved to historic Harvard Stadium. The played the 2015 season at Gillette Stadium while Harvard's field was redone. The team returned to Harvard Stadium in 2016. In 2013, Rob Hale purchased majority ownership of the team after being a part of the ownership group since 2008.