National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) opened ticket sales for the 2022 Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) at the Shrine on Airline in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hosted by Major League Rugby’s NOLA Gold, the three-day tournament will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30.
As the largest college rugby tournament in North America, the CRC will include over 100 collegiate teams and 24 High School teams playing across five tournament fields.
The Shrine on Airline complex will feature the Premier men’s and women’s divisions, as well as semi-final and championship matches from other divisions. Nearby LaSalle Park will host Division I Club, Division II, and Small Colleges matches and include a Fan Festival that includes food trucks, a beer tent and fan entertainment.
Jeremy Treece, NCR CEO, commented, “There is already a lot of buzz about May Madness 7s, and this will only increase in the coming weeks as we start to announce our automatic qualifiers and early at-large clubs.”
NCR will introduce free admission to the CRC for all active members. This offer extends to players and coaches who have full 2021-22 membership and book with an NCR partner hotel in New Orleans. Members must submit their ticket requests on the event website by May 20.
The ticket packages include General Admission, a VIP Party Lounge, and Private Suites. Fans can purchase weekend passes or single day tickets, all of which include in-and-out access to the five tournament fields.
The ticket sales support a fundraising campaign for the men's and women's national 7's teams.