Warriors announce 2018 Season Schedule
***UPDATE*** THE FIRST TWO HOME MATCHED WILL BE PLAYED AT RIO TINTO
March 30th vs Glendale Raptors, Sandy
April 6th vs Ontario Arrows @ Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy
Salt Lake City, Utah – The Utah Warriors in conjunction with Major League Rugby announced its inaugural season schedule today. The Warriors will host 7 home matches at the Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah between March and June of 2018. The home schedule includes matches against two professional Canadian rugby teams, Ontario and Alberta and five home matches against Major League Rugby teams.
“This is it, Major League Rugby is here in the United States and Utah is at the epicenter. We are eager to bring one of the world’s most watched and fastest sports to our backyard,” said Kimball Kjar, General Manager of the Warriors and former USA National Team and BYU rugby player. “This is a family-friendly sport with world-class professional athletes that will be played in Utah’s newest stadium. We are confident that we will be contenders for the title and given the rugby community here in Utah, that the Warriors will be a bright new entertainment destination and team for Utah to support.”
The Utah Warrior’s home schedule is as follows with all games being played at the Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman.
|Friday, March 30th||vs. Glendale Raptors||7:00 pm MST|
|Friday, April 6th||vs. Ontario Arrows||7:00 pm MST|
|Friday, April 20th||vs. Alberta Wolfpack||7:00 pm MST|
|Saturday, May 5th||vs. Glendale Raptors||1:30 pm MST|
|Friday, May 11th||vs. Austin Elite||7:00 pm MST|
|Saturday, June 16th||vs. NOLA Gold||2:00 pm MST|
|Saturday, June 23rd||vs. Houston Sabercats||2:00 pm MST|
Major League Rugby contracts all players within the league. Each team includes players from various national teams including the USA’s famed Eagles. All teams also include players from international professional teams.
The Utah Warriors boast players from both the USA National Team and professional ranks. Countries represented on the Utah Warriors include Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Zimbabwe, South Africa and England. The Warriors are also pleased to have local players from Utah, including collegiate players from BYU and the University of Utah.
Season tickets for the Utah Warriors are now on sale by calling 801-935-4045 or by visiting www.warriorsrugby.com.
ZIONS BANK STADIUM – Herriman, Utah
ABOUT THE UTAH WARRIORS
The Utah Warriors are the first Professional Rugby team based in Utah. Participating in Major League Rugby’s inaugural season, the Warriors aim to bring Elite-level Rugby to the state and represent the Warrior mentality that is within each of us. We stand strong, we stand as one. For more information, reach out to [email protected], follow us on social at @warriorsrugbyofficial or visit our website at www.warriorsrugby.com
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY
MLR is a professional rugby league that will launch in April of 2018. It’s an initiative of the American rugby community, in partnership with private investors, who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels: as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level. MLR will be the pinnacle of the American rugby and provide a rallying point for local communities, a focal point for American rugby fans, and an aspirational destination for young athletes.
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