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February 26, 2021 - Major League Rugby (MLR) - NOLA Gold News Release

The excitement is real! Our Home Opener is days away and NOLA Gold has officially made the move to the Gold Mine on Airline!

The 2021 Major League Rugby Season is soon to kick-off! We are proud to announce that NOLA Gold Rugby is back in the Gold Mine on Airline! We start the season with a home game on March 20th against Old Glory DC. We will be providing great family entertainment while keeping everyone safe by following the Office of the Governor and the Louisiana Department of Health Covid-19 guidelines. This means we will start with only 25% capacity in our stadium. We are confident that we will increase that as the season goes on. While we are grateful to have fans in the stadium, we know this means not everyone who wants to be in that number will be able to at season start. Hopefully, this will change and we can open up to additional fans. 

We were blessed to have so many fans attend our first four games before we had to cancel our remaining matches last year. Last season included more fans than we are currently allowed to host. If you want to be cheering for NOLA Gold from the comforts of your seats, please get your tickets now! We need you back and are also looking forward to the new fans we have engaged with over the off-season. 

Our players are all in town, including players from last year and our newest additions. We are very excited about the team we have put together. They will play Coach Nate's open running rugby style. Our defense will be a shutdown and hard-hitting force all season. They are committed to bringing the MLR Championship home to the Gold Mine on Airline!

Exciting additions to the team:

JP du Plessis, 2019 Major League Rugby Back of the Year! Damian Stevens, Standout performer for Namibia during Rugby World Cup 2019 who started against the New Zealand All Blacks! Juan Cappiello, Argentina 15's and Puma 7's Standout Player!

In closing,

We are playing our 2021 season and providing great outdoor entertainment this spring with proper distance and safety protocols.  Your stadium seats MAY be relocated to adhere to Social Distance Guidelines. Once we do not have to social distance, we will revert back to the seats you purchased. Tickets are limited due to social distancing requirements, so get your season tickets now, as we are heading towards a sell-out!  The Season Ticket Holder Party has been postponed to a later date when we can host all of our Season Ticket Holders together with less Covid-19 restrictions. Your gift for being a Season Ticket Holder will be ready to pick-up at the home opener on March 20th. All season tickets will be mailed out two weeks prior to the home opener. Please see NOLA Gold Rugby's 2021 Schedule below. For any questions about your seats, please contact Jarod Cusimano & Alec Miller in our Ticketing Office at 504.507.8429 or

New Orleans is a great sports town and we are way ahead of most of the other larger MLR cities in growing our fan base. Let's be the best! We don't exist without you and hope you bring your friends and family to the Gold Mine on Airline for thrilling professional rugby!

Geaux Gold!!

Tim Falcon


NOLA Gold Rugby

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