BIG DAY FOR ROUND 7 VS OLD GLORY
There will be plenty of excitement at Snapdragon Stadium prior to Sunday’s match against Old Glory DC. The Stadium parking lot opens at 11 a.m. for Tailgaters and the Legion representatives will be scanning the parking lot for the best tailgaters and they’ll be rewarded for their loyalty to the team with a VIP Upgrade Experience.
TAILGATE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
A 'Money Can't Buy' Game Day Experience
A group of 6 will experience San Diego Legion's inner sanctum on game day.
The Group will be invited down to the locker room to watch the team's jersey presentation, a unique rugby tradition where a key stakeholder in the community (e.g. Military leader, rugby personality etc) is invited to speak with the players before the game and then present them with their game day jerseys.
The Group will also get to hear Head Coach Danny Lee's pre-game talk to the players, before they head out onto the field to watch the Legion players warm up for the game, including experiencing the Legion's unique team-building ritual.
The Group will then take their place in the stands in premium VIP seating for the game.
After the game and (hopefully) a Legion win, the Group will be invited back into the locker room to hear the Legion's team victory song and hear post-game comments by the coaches and captain.
Let's see who can tailgate the hardest San Diego!
Also starting at 11 a.m., the one-and-only DJ FRESH ONE will spin the freshest sounds at the Official Legion Tailgate Party and Beer Garden outside the stadium underneath the east stands that will also feature the team’s signature Legion Lager. For the latest information on the San Diego Legion, visit www.sdlegion.com or follow the Legion on Twitter and Instagram at @SDLegion, or on Facebook at @SanDiegoLegion using the hashtag #WeAreLegion
Riding a two-match win streak and fresh off a bye, the San Diego Legion (4-1) return to the pitch this weekend when they host Old Glory DC (2-3) at Snapdragon Stadium on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. PDT. The Legion head into Sunday’s match
tied with Seattle for first place in Major League Rugby’s Western Conference with 21 points on the season. Sunday’s match will be televised locally on Fox 5 San Diego and it marks a pivotal stretch of the season as the Legion will play three of their next five at home.
Sunday’s match against Old Glory DC will also be streamed to a global audience on The Rugby Network.
In their last outing prior to the bye on March 18, the Legion picked up an important road win, defeating Rugby Atlanta, 35-10, at Silverbacks Park in Georgia. Tomas Aoake (7’), Richard Judd (27’ and 78’), Dan Pryor (51’) and Nate Sylvia (76’) all scored tries for San Diego, which led Atlanta 18-5 at the half and outscored Rugby Atlanta 17-5 in the second half en route to the win. Nate Augspurger leads the Legion with five tries on the season while Judd is second with three.
Old Glory DC comes in at 2-3. They fell to the NOLA Gold in their last outing on Saturday at Segra Field in Leesburg, Virginia. Last season, the Legion defeated Old Glory DC in their only meeting, 24-12. Those less familiar with professional rugby will appreciate that it combines many elements found in America’s mainstream sports: the big kicks of soccer, the quick passes of basketball, and the hard hits of football. Players don’t wear pads and matches feature 80 minutes of nonstop action. The sport is also recognized for its inclusivity, and respect is a core tenet. Athletes from all walks can find a new home in this amazing game.
This year’s Legion home games at Snapdragon Stadium will feature tailgating, music, and youth clinics run by the Legion’s professional players. San Diegans can enjoy the exciting, family-friendly rugby vibe at the best and newest rugby stadium in America.
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY: Entering its sixth season, Major League Rugby is a professional sports league that represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League has grown from seven teams during its inaugural season in 2018 to 12 teams in 2023 with 11 teams based in the United States and one in Canada. MLR matches are televised nationally on Fox Sports and locally in most markets. Select matches are streamed live in North America on The Rugby Network and all matches are available to international fans on The Rugby Network. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about Major League Rugby, visit, https://www.