Major League Rugby (MLR) Vegas Weekend kicked off in Las Vegas’ original home of rugby, Sam Boyd Stadium, on Feb. 9 and continues, Feb. 15-16. The 40,000 seat venue has been homestead to major rugby events over the years including the international USA Sevens Rugby tournament. The New England Free Jacks won… 34 – 14 (vs. Rugby United New York).
The official MLR Vegas Weekend schedule
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020
- Utah Warriors vs New England Free Jacks at 11:30 a.m. PST
- Rugby United New York vs Austin Herd at 3:30 p.m. PST
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
- Toronto Arrows vs Houston SaberCats at 11:30 a.m. PST
- San Diego Legion vs Colorado Raptors at 3:00 p.m. PST
The weekend event will be in partnership with the Vegas Invitational Rugby Tournament, an annual amateur rugby tournament for all ages and all levels with 7’s and 15’s brackets set to take place Feb. 13 – 16. The amateur event also includes a D1A Rugby Collegiate National Title qualifier event.
Tickets for the MLR Vegas Weekend are on sale now and can be purchased online at UNLV Tickets. Single day tickets for MLR Vegas Weekend start at $20 with multi-day packages starting at $35. Tickets for youth ages 4 – 14 are $10 for single day and start at $15 for multi-day packages. Children three and under are free. Group tickets and VIP packages are available by contacting VIP@emersionsports.
Major League Rugby is a professional rugby league that is entering its third season (2020) and represents the highest level of competition in North America. The league evolved from 7 teams in 2018 to 12 teams in 2020, featuring 11 from the United States and one from Canada distributed across an Eastern and Western Conference. The competition follows a league plus knockout format where teams play 16 regular season matches for a chance to advance to the playoffs. Matches are broadcast on CBS Sports Network, Facebook Live (for international viewers) and on different platforms in each local market. MLR prides itself on its incredible athletes, the passionate community behind them, and its strong values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition.