2008 Churchill Cup
Apparently the boils and anal cysts on the bottoms of English and Irish rugby players have sufficiently healed that they can once again board an airplane and puddle-jump the Atlantic to play in the Churchill Cup, the international rugby tournament that was ostensibly established to promote and develop the sport in North America. (Last years' version was hosted in the U.K for any number of lameass excuses and essentially wiped rugby off the map on this continent as the sport went underground for the entire year, up-to-and-including last November's World Cup.)
This years' version will take place in June 2008, with matches played in Kingston, Ottawa, Toronto (all Ontario, Canada), and Chicago.
2008 Barclays Churchill Cup ticket information:
It's the new year and the 2008 Barclays Churchill Cup is now only four months off. Pre-sales of the Barclays Churchill Cup have started, with fans able to buy any combination of tickets for the three double header games to be played in Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto and finals day in Chicago.
Ottawa, Ontario - Twin Elm Rugby Park
Saturday June 7th, 2008, Doubleheader
Kick off times 2:05pm and 4:35pm
Game 1: England Saxons vs. USA (2:05pm)
Game 2: Canada vs. Scotland A (4:35pm)
Adult General Admission $35.00
Youth General Admission $15.00 ( Under 18 )
VIP tickets- $ 60 which is reserved seating can be purchased through the stadium at Twin Elm Rugby Park 613 838 2029.
For Tickets online for the Ottawa - Twin Elm date go to http://www.ticketmaster.ca/artist/1192529
Kingston, Ontario - Richardson Stadium
Wednesday June 11th, 2008 Doubleheader
Kick off times 4:35pm and 7:05pm
Game 1: TBD vs. Scotland A (4:35pm)
Game 2: Ireland vs. USA (7:05pm)
East Side- $15 general admission
Under 14- $5 general admission
The following tickets will be available directly through the stadium by contacting Queen's University is 613.533.2500:
West Gold- $30 includes reserved seating, pre/post game party invite, Beer/ food tents, free game mug.
West Other- $20 includes reserved seating, Beer/food tents
For online ticket sales for the Kingston - Richardson Stadium venue go to http://www.ticketmaster.ca/artist/1192528
Markham, Ontario (Toronto) - Fletcher’s Field
Saturday June 14h, 2008 Doubleheader
Kick of times 2:05pm and 4:35pm
Game 1: England Saxons vs. Ireland A (2:05pm)
Game 2: Canada vs. TBD (4:35pm)
VIP $60 - this will include preferred seating, a program and 4 beers
Adult General Admission $35
Youth General Admission $15 (Under 19)
Or visit http://www.ticketmaster.ca/artist/1192530
Chicago - Toyota Park
Tickets will go on-sale to the public on February 8th.
Ticketmaster: (312) 559-1212
Group Ticket discounts (15 or More) available through Toyota Park. Download a form for group ticket sales click here.
Please call (708) 594-7700 to order group tickets.
All three matches for one price! Ticket Prices from $20 - $75
A trio of curiosities:
1. The Ireland team announced for Kingston is surely the same Ireland "A" announced for Markham (Toronto).
2. One team has been announced as "TBD" (To Be Determined). Will this be the NZ Maori?
3. The Chicago leg includes no teams or scheduled dates.
Keep your eye on the official Churchill Cup website for more information and details. There are also contests at that website where you can win free tickets, so give it a look!