USA 7’s and NBC Sports will formally announce the match-ups and schedules for the 16 competing teams in the 2011 Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) at PPL Park in Chester, PA, on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 during a special selection event at the Union League of Philadelphia on Thursday, April 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Collegiate Rugby Championships feature 16 collegiate clubs competing in 38 games over the two-day tournament.
The invite-only CRC pool launch party is presented by the Philadelphia Sports Congress and top Philadelphia business professionals will be in attendance. The event features Jon Miller, President of Programming for NBC Sports and Versus, Mike Miller, CEO of International Rugby Board and Managing Director for Rugby World Cup Ltd. and former Pennsylvania Governor, Ed Rendell.
Single-day and weekend tickets for USA 7’s CRC are available exclusively through ComcastTIX on line at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 or in person at the PPL Park box office. Group discounts are available by calling 215-389-9543.
USA 7’s Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) at PPL Park in Chester, PA will feature 16 of the top collegiate rugby clubs in the country battling in a two-day tournament for the USA 7’s CRC title and CRC Cup. 38 matches with 14 minutes of play each in round robin format will construct the two-day contest. The CRC event presents a two-day Philly-style Block Party, where sports fans will have the opportunity to participate in rugby clinics, meet international rugby legends, enjoy live entertainment from Dropkick Murphys and local bands and feast on specialty fare from critically acclaimed gourmet portable food establishments on the East coast.
USA 7’s owns and operates America’s premier rugby event, the USA 7’s Rugby Tournament. Held annually, the event is one of the eight international stops in the HSBC 7’s World Series. With an attendance of over 50,000 during the two day event, it is the largest annual rugby event in North America and one of the fastest growing rugby events in the world.