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Collegiate Rugby Championship Tickets
Rugby Type: Sevens
Venue:: Talen Energy Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Notable Schools: UCLA, Dartmouth, Virginia Tech, Clemson
Collegiate Rugby Championship TicketsCollegiate Rugby has taken off in the US over the past decade. This tournament features rugby sevens, a fast-paced and condensed version of the game that was invented in 1883. Sevens was originally invented in Scotland, but this fast-paced game spread quickly. Sevens moves more quickly and features more scoring than the conventional 15-a-side rugby union match-ups. In the 2000s, sevens began to gain ground as a popular sport globally and in 2009, it was accepted into the Olympics. The first Collegiate Rugby Championship was held the next year, in 2010. Since then, a presence on television, including at the 2016 Olympics, has helped to attract more viewers in the United States. People are more aware of rugby than ever before, and it really draws a crowd. Today, more colleges than ever before are adding rugby Sevens to their athletic slates. Currently, 24 teams compete for the CRC annually. StubHub is your source for tickets to this unique event.
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Where are the Collegiate Rugby Championships held?The Collegiate Rugby Championships are held at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This venue opened for the first time in 2010. It is a multi-purpose stadium. Talen Energy Stadium hosts sports like MLS soccer in addition to rugby and other events. This stadium can accommodate up to 18,500 people depending on the configuration. Talen Energy Stadium is home to a full-service restaurant and 29 luxury suites, so ticket holders can see the games in comfort. It's accessible by public transit via the SEPTA, Conrail and Amtrak. The playing surface on the field is natural grass.
What is the schedule for the Collegiate Rugby Championships?The Collegiate Rugby Championship takes place over three days every year. Only the last two days feature actual game play. Typically, this event is held in the late spring. For example, in 2019, the dates for the tournament were from May 31 to June 2. The tournament features six different pools, each with four teams. The first round sees teams face off against the others in their pool. Then the teams with the most points move on to later quarterfinals and then finals rounds.
What award does the winner of the Collegiate Rugby Championship take home?The Pete Dawkins Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Collegiate Rugby Championship. Pete Dawkins was a standout football player at West Point who won a Heisman Trophy. Later, he became a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. While at Oxford, he found that his American football skills translated very well to the rugby pitch. This trophy is a great symbol of how comfortably sevens rugby and American culture can fit together. Thus far, California has won the most Dawkins trophies, with five. Utah claimed the first-ever Pete Dawkins Trophy in 2010 at the inaugural Collegiate Rugby Championship tournament.
What is the Collegiate Rugby Championship like?The Collegiate Rugby Championship is fast-paced and fun to attend. The sevens rugby on display at this tournament is fast, physical and features plenty of scoring. It's been a big part of rugby's growing popularity in the US. Audiences have really responded to the sevens game and in just ten or fifteen years, rugby has reached more Americans than ever before. Brands like Heineken, Subway and even Coca-Cola have also thrown their weight behind this event as sponsors.
What events are similar to the Collegiate Rugby Championship?The Collegiate Rugby Championship is a lot like the Silicon Valley 7s International Rugby Tournament. It also has a lot in common with annual collegiate hockey tournaments like the Boston Beanpot and the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff.
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