Fans who registered for exclusive pre-sale opportunities on the USAvAllBlacks.com website were able to choose tickets for the game in the 61,500-seat stadium June 13. The high response and demand for tickets means a limited amount of tickets will be available to the general public starting today.
“The opportunity to see the All Blacks’ brand of rugby here in the States cannot be missed,” USA Rugby Chief Executive Officer Nigel Melville said. “We’ve given fans of both teams and rugby in general a reason to make the trip to Chicago with fair-priced tickets and we are expecting a sell-out crowd at Soldier Field.”
The All Blacks will visit the United States for an international match for the first time since 1980. The Eagles have only met the two-time and reigning IRB Rugby World Cup champions three times since their inception over 100 years ago.
Travel packages for fans will be announced soon, as well as accommodation information and ancillary events surrounding the historic test match.
NBC will provide live broadcast coverage of the match in Chicago, which kicks off at 3:00 P.M. CT Nov. 1. The Legacy Agency is the exclusive worldwide commercial agent for the match.
About USA Rugby
Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has more than 95,000 active members, with more than 29,000 playing collegiate rugby and 35,000 playing senior club rugby. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. It also hosts more than 30 national playoff and championship events each year as a service to its members. In October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced Rugby Sevens (the seven-a-side version of the game) will appear in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Visit www.usarugby.org for more information.
About The Legacy Agency/TLA Worldwide
TLA Worldwide plc (TLA:LN) and its subsidiary, The Legacy Agency, Inc., is a leading athlete representation and sports marketing business with a full service offering to its clients in baseball, broadcasting, coaching, endorsement and golf talent. In addition, it also provides a range of services in respect of media and corporate consultancy, sports sponsorship and event production to many sportspeople and corporate clients. The company’s success and growth potential is founded on three key pillars: the competency of the underlying businesses, their complementary practices and the strength and experience of the management team. With over 55 full-time personnel, TLA serves its clients from 10 locations worldwide including its principal offices in London, UK; New York and Newport Beach, USA; and Melbourne, Australia. For more information, please visit www.legacy-agency.com
Contacts: Chad Wise/ USA Rugby firstname.lastname@example.org/ 1.303.539.0300 x133
Natasha Feiger/ nfeiger@chicagosportscommission , 312-945-4216
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