In cooperation with the St. Louis Rams NFL Football Club, the Missouri Rugby Union will host Rugby Day at Rams Park on October 2, 2011. A block of 500 discounted seats to Rams’ contest against the Washington Redskins at the Edward Jones Dome is available for sale through MRFU.
As a part of the promotional package, the Rams are allowing the MRFU to use the field to play three rugby sevens matches. The three matches played will decide the MRFU divisional 7's champions: Senior Men – Bombers vs. Ramblers; Collegiate Men—Lindenwood University vs. St. Louis University; and High School Boys—DeSmet vs. St. Louis University High. Any interested spectators will have the opportunity to move down to the 50 yard line to watch the matches.
Those tickets, ordinarily priced at $45 are available for $35 through the MRFU. In addition to the excitement of watching rugby on the turf . . . $5 of every ticket sold will be used to benefit youth rugby in the MRFU.
The MRFU anticipates this will be a great event for the rugby community. Rugby is enjoying increasing visibility with Sevens matches televised this summer and Rugby World Cup action underway now. The MRFU believes that bringing the most viewer-friendly variant directly into an NFL stadium has potential to generate interest among spectators and potential players, and at the same time we're providing a unique opportunity for rugby players to use a top-level venue for competition.
For more information about the event visit http://morugby.org/rugby_rams.aspx
For more information about tickets, contact MRFU President Bryce Krug at email@example.com
The Missouri Rugby Football Union is the main organizing body for Rugby in the St. Louis area. Established in 1933, it is the oldest of the 34 territorial unions that comprise USA Rugby and is one of the oldest sports organizations in the St. Louis area. Approximately 950 players are registered with Missouri Rugby, and they compete as part of our 11 Men’s Clubs, 1 Women’s Club, 7 Collegiate Clubs, 12 High School Boy’s Clubs, and 2 High School Girls Club. Our men, women, and collegiate play both fall and spring seasons while our high school clubs play primarily in the spring. Each April the MRFU hosts the Gateway Ruggerfest Tournament, and 2012 will mark the 64th consecutive year for this annual event that brings as many as 80 teams to St. Louis for high-level competition.
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