HOUSTON (March 21, 2014)—The Rugby Boys Are Back In Town! The U.S. Men’s National Rugby Team, the Eagles are back in Houston to take on the Scottish Rugby Union at BBVA Compass Stadium, an AEG Facility, on Saturday, June 7 as one of the only international matches being held in the U.S. this year. Tickets start at $20 and are on sale now!
Join Rod Ryanand the morning show crew from 94.5 The Buzz for pre-game festivities in the Bud Light Free Rugby Fan Fest Zone featuring tailgating, games, contests, live music, food, drinks and more!
Rugby Fan Fest is located outside the stadium’s southwest gate behind Lucky’s Pub. Tailgating is available in Lots B & C across from the stadium. To purchase $20 advance parking passes for tailgating and secure your spot for match day, click here. Limited parking passes available.
The USA vs. Scotland match offers rugby fans a great opportunity to witness Scotland – currently ranked ninth in the official IRB World Rankings – face off on American soil against the Eagles, who are currently ranked 18th. The teams have previously met up in the 2003 IRB Rugby World Cup in Australia, where the Eagles fell 15-39. Should the Eagles qualify for the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup in England, they will be placed in Pool B with Scotland.
TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!
The popularity of Rugby in Houston is growing quickly! Don’t miss all the hard-hitting action of the USA vs. Scotland! No pads? No problem! Get your tickets to the match today; a sell-out crowd is anticipated! Individual tickets start at $20 and are on sale now online at www.bbvacompassstadium.com, www.axs.com or by calling 888-929-7849. Tickets are available at the Ticket Office, open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Group tickets are available to groups of 15 or more by calling 713-547-3055.
About USA Rugby
Founded in 1975, USA Rugby is an official member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Rugby Board (IRB). The organization has approximately 90,000 members and is responsible for the development of the boys, girls, high school, collegiate and club rugby programs, and ultimately all of the national teams representing the U.S. in international competitions. The current structure of USA Rugby comprises seven Territorial Unions (TU) and 34 Local Area Unions (LAU) that compete for regional and National Championships. USA Rugby’s national headquarters is located in Boulder, Colo., and is run by full-time staff under the direction of current CEO and President of Rugby Operations Nigel Melville.
About BBVA Compass Stadium
BBVA Compass Stadium, managed by AEG Facilities and part of its global network of the most elite venues worldwide, is a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo matches and Texas Southern University football games as well as additional professional, collegiate and community sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conventions and special events. Opened on May 12, 2012, the 340,000-square foot, 22,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district. With its downtown location, the new stadium is a part of a true ‘Stadium District,’ which includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Warehouse Live and House of Blues.