NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday afternoon, June 19th, New York area sports fans will have the unique chance to see six of the world's best men's national rugby teams play in the finals matches of the Churchill Cup, a world-class championship that is being held on the East Coast of the U.S. for the very first time.
The always-popular England Saxons will battle Canada for the Championship Cup title at 2:45 pm, while the USA Eagles, featuring Brooklyn's own Mike Petri, will finish the day when they take on one of the world's best rugby teams, France A at 5:30 pm. The opening match of the day is at 12 noon, when Russia tangles with Uruguay. All this action takes place during the Churchill Cup Finals which are to be played at the easy-to-get-to Red Bull Arena in nearby Harrison NJ.
Rugby originated in England in the 1800's and the Churchill Cup represents the growing appeal of the sport in Europe and the Americas. According to Terry Burwell, the Tournament and Competition Director, "The championship is named for 20th Century British statesmen, Winston Churchill, whose heritage was both English and American. His mother was originally from New York City. So, it is appropriate that we are bringing the Churchill Cup Finals to the NY metro area."
Attendees will see all 6 world-class teams in 3 exciting matches for just 1 price.
Tickets for the 2010 Churchill Cup Finals at Red Bull Arena are available via www.churchillcuprugby.net or www.redbullarena.us. Packages for groups of 15 or more may request $5 off each ticket (*excludes Club level). These group tickets may be ordered by calling 877-RBSOCCER.
Ticket prices for the Finals start as low as $25 for the tripleheader. Other price levels are $35, $45, $60 and the $150 ticket includes VIP hospitality services. Packages for groups of 15 or more may request $5 off each ticket (*excludes Club level). These group tickets may be ordered by calling 877-RBSOCCER.
The Red Bull Arena is easily reached from New York City, Long Island, Newark and Hoboken via PATH. Exit at Harrison (NJ) Exit. Walk four blocks to the Red Bull Arena. Other Rail Options are AMTRAK and NJ Transit to Newark Penn Station.
Churchill Cup Finals
Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2010
Red Bull Arena – Harrison, New Jersey
Bowl (5th/6th place) final: Russia v Uruguay (12:00pm)
Cup (Championship) final: England Saxons v Canada (2:45pm)
Plate (3rd/4th place) final: USA v France A (5:30pm)
Contact: Joe Schramm 212-983-0219 email@example.com
SOURCE USA Rugby