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Rugby ATL Hosts New Orleans Gold for Inaugural Exhibition Match

January 7, 2020 - Major League Rugby (MLR) - Rugby ATL News Release

ATLANTA, GA - Rugby ATL is putting together the final touches as they prepare to host its inaugural exhibition match on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3 pm against the New Orleans Gold Rugby at the upgraded Rugby ATL Stadium at Lupo Field in Marietta (1494 Barclay Circle). This will be the team's only home exhibition match and provides an exclusive opportunity to watch Rugby ATL in action for the first time as they prepare for their inaugural season.

In addition to introducing the new pro Rugby team, there will be an introduction to the upgraded rugby stadium. In partnership with the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, Rugby ATL will host a ribbon-cutting of the stadium prior to the game at 1:30 pm and the public is invited to see the new facilities unveiled.

"We are excited to showcase Rugby ATL to the city," said President and CEO Bob Taylor. "This is a historic opportunity to see the first live-action in franchise history. Our roster is full of young talented players with the work ethic required to play a high speed, exciting style of rugby."

Atlanta is tackling the league headfirst by building a team from the ground up in a city that has been a big supporter of rugby and is primed to support its first professional rugby team. General Manager and Head Coach Scott Lawrence has built a 36-man roster of experienced domestic and international professional players that will bring plenty of excitement to Atlanta. And the new facilities demonstrate the ongoing commitment to the success and long term viability of this MLR team. The regular season premiers on Sunday, Feb. 9 at Rugby ATL Stadium at Lupo Field.

The team's broadcast partners are ESPN Radio, CBS Sports Network and My ATL. The franchise is proud to announce that its current sponsors include Chicago Title, Stewart, Pure Taqueria, Keegan's Public House - Roswell, Creature Comforts, Ready Refresh, Barbour Orthopedics, Alpharetta Internal Medicine, Revolution Chiropractics and Southern Catered Events.

Single Match and Season Tickets are available now. For more information on Rugby ATL, please visit

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