Old Glory DC

Old Glory DC Announces The Maryland Soccerplex As Our Home Venue For The 2024 Major League Rugby Sea

September 15, 2023 - Major League Rugby (MLR)
Old Glory DC News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. "" Old Glory DC is excited to announce that all 2024 home regular season and playoff matches will be played at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, MD. Entering its sixth season and following an exceptional Championship Series playoff berth and a first-ever Eastern Conference Championship appearance, Old Glory aims to continue its success with rugby fans, supporters, and sponsors throughout the DMV region.

Old Glory DC matches will be played at Maureen Hendrick's Field at Championship Stadium; sporting a natural, high-use Bermuda grass pitch. The bowl-like stadium design features fixed seating for 3,200 fans and a large, grassy berm for general admission seating. The move to the Maryland SoccerPlex provides easy access for Old Glory fans throughout The District, Maryland, and NOVA.

Old Glory DC fans can also enjoy a new Beer Garden, improved food & beverage concessions, and more expansive concourse areas directly connected with views of the field of play.

"If you happened to catch the Collegiate Rugby Championship this past spring, you know the Soccerplex has really stepped up its ability to present the unique game of rugby in a top quality environment," said Old Glory Chairman Chris Dunlavey. "The venue offers a vibe that really taps into the rugby community's culture and spirit. We look forward to providing Old Glory fans with this engaging environment once again."

"We are excited at the SoccerPlex to be the new home of Old Glory DC. We plan to be the best facility in Major League Rugby," said Matt Libber, Executive Director Maryland Soccer Foundation and Maryland SoccerPlex. "Bringing the highest level of rugby in the US to Maryland raises the profile of professional sports in the State. This is also another step to show the world that we are more than a soccer facility."

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