MLR’s Rise of Rugby message states that the game of rugby isn’t for just anyone; rather, it’s for everyone. It’s an experience that captivates and forms connections well beyond the final whistle. Old Glory’s home opener will amplify the message that success in the sport is not measured in wins and losses but the growth of the game and our commitment to our communities.
Old Glory DC themes allow fans to partake in a 360° experience on match day and digitally, activating all Old Glory DC platforms, including our website, social media, the Road to Glory podcast, and more. Theme activations will also invite local performers, businesses, and community members to enhance the matchday with their participation. Additionally, fans can expect themed entertainment, game day elements, merch, food and beverage, and fanfare.
Old Glory DC is also excited to expand its game presentation this season by upgrading its fan experience, adding:
- A hype squad
- In-stadium host;
- In-game DJ;
- An all-ages rugby 101 session 45 minutes before each home match; and
- Mobile information desk to all home matches.
This season will also feature the return of the Kid’s Zone, with Old Glory’s drop kick challenge, target pass challenge, face painter, and supporter sign station.
Old Glory DC match days will offer the Northern Virginia, Maryland, DC, and traveling fans a day-long festival environment that cultivates the heart of rugby culture: community.
Light Up Loudoun | Friday, February 18
When the lights are on at Segra Field, rugby is playing. When rugby is playing, the community comes together. And when the community comes together, anything is possible. Join Old Glory DC for its home opener in Loudoun County, to help us celebrate the kickoff of #MLR2022 and our beautiful game. The game of rugby isn’t for just anyone; it’s for everyone. It’s an experience that captivates and forms connections well beyond the final whistle.
Schedule of Events
6:00 PM – Doors open
6:30 PM – Loudoun Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
7:00 PM – Face Painter and Kid’s Zone opens
7:15 PM – Free Rugby 101 session for all-ages at information bike
7:20 PM – Old Glory DC and New England Free Jacks Warmups
7:50 PM – Ball Delivery
8:00 PM – National Anthem and Glory DC and New England Free Jacks Kick-Off
Don’t miss the 2022 home opener at Segra Field. Buy Tickets.
Old Glory DC’s home opener is presented by Loudoun Economic Development
International Day | Saturday, February 26
Come with us “Around the world in 80 minutes” as we celebrate the international community in the DMV with various embassies, performances, and fanfare! Fans are encouraged to bring flags from their favorite rugby or non-rugby nation and wear the cultural attire of their homes.
Schedule of Events
12:00 PM – Doors open
12:00 PM – Curtain raiser: Old Glory Capital Selects Women vs Allegheny Selects
2:00 PM – Curtain raiser: Old Glory Capital Selects Men vs Hartford Harpooners
2:00 PM – Face Painter and Kid’s Zone opens
3:15 PM – Free Rugby 101 session for all-ages at information bike
3:20 PM – Old Glory DC and Toronto Arrows warmups
3:50 PM – Ball delivery
4:00 PM – Anthem and Glory DC and New England Free Jacks kick-off
Women and Girls' Rugby Day | Saturday, March 26
Women’s and Girls’ rugby is a part of the foundation of rugby in North America. Women and Girls’ Rugby Day welcomes the return of the “With Her” Award, which is presented to an individual or group who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to the advancement of girls and women’s rugby in the Washington Metropolitan and Capital Rugby Union area, through achievements in the sport, on the field, and/or at the workplace. Nominations open March 1. Come celebrate Women’s and Girls Rugby during Women’s History Month! Schedule and events TBA. Buy Tickets.
Friday Night Lights | Friday, April 15
When the lights are on, the community comes together. So join us in celebrating the middle of the season and bring a friend to join the community! Schedule and events TBA. Buy Tickets.