World's Largest Rugby Festival Friday, June 1st through Sunday, June 3 at Talen Energy Stadium
PHILADELPHIA, April 5, 2018 (Newswire.com) - The men’s rugby sevens teams from Villanova, West Chester, Drexel, Rowan, Harvard and Fordham will compete in the Freedom Cup this coming June at the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia.
The six-team competition gives burgeoning men’s college Rugby Sevens programs the opportunity to qualify for the main men’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship field in the following year.
At the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Mount St. Mary’s defeated Fordham, 15-12, to earn a place for the Mountaineers in this year’s 24-team Penn Mutual Collegiate Championship bracket competing for the Pete Dawkins Trophy.
Reserved and Field Level tickets to the World’s Largest Collegiate Rugby Festival are available online at sevensrugby.com. Before May 1st single day reserved tickets are $65, while field level tickets are $41. Full weekend reserved tickets are $109 and field level tickets are $68 for the full weekend. After May 1st single day reserved tickets are $90 and field level tickets are $63, and full weekend reserved tickets are $132 and field level tickets are $79.
The 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship will mark the eighth consecutive year that the event has been held in Philadelphia and at Talen Energy Stadium, bringing national and International attention to the region through the live broadcasts on the networks of ESPN.
The three-day rugby event is one of the largest gatherings of collegiate and high school rugby teams in the world. Penn Mutual is in the fourth year of a title sponsorship for the event, and over 30,000 fans are expected for this year’s championship tournaments.
The annual event features the nation’s top 24 men’s collegiate rugby 7s teams and the top 16 women’s college teams and includes the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) national championship as well as a national high school tournament with both boys’ and girls’ teams.
The interest in Rugby Sevens (also known as Sevens Rugby) continues to grow after the return to the Olympic Games in 2016, following a 92-year hiatus. The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is America’s national sevens championship and serves as the centerpiece of a nationwide effort to build American rugby talent for competition on the International stage. Over the past eight years, the event has produced over 30 players who have gone on to play for the U.S. National teams.
About United World Sports:
United World Sports (UWS) is the largest commercial rugby entity in the United States, and the owner and operator of a growing portfolio of dynamic sports, media and apparel brands including, the USA Sevens Rugby international tournament, the largest professional rugby event in North America and the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the premier college 7s rugby championship. Through its apparel division, UWS owns the exclusive North and South American license for Rhino Rugby, one of the world's leading rugby apparel and equipment brands. UWS also owns and operates RugbyToday.com, the largest and most widely read media destination dedicated to American rugby. Additional information is available at http://www.unitedworldsports.com.
About Penn Mutual:
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Source: Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship