Local bars are invited to support the sport of rugby and Old Glory DC, the Mid-Atlantic’s Major League Rugby (MLR) team, by participating in the 2022 Old Glory DC bar promotion, which kicks off February 5th and will run through June 5, with the playoffs taking place throughout the month of June. 

 

MLR has continued to prove that fans are falling in love with rugby because of the duality it offers. For some, it’s the intensity, physicality, and speed of the game that gets them hooked. For others, it’s the communal celebration after every match where players and fans from both teams come together to mingle over food or drinks. And for others, it’s the ability to be coached by a professional rugby player in the afternoon, and then later that same day, cheer on their mentor taking the pitch. The DMV boasts of the third-largest number of rugby fans in the country and now is your chance to get on board and promote professional rugby in the Greater Washington region by serving as an Official Rally for Rugby Bar Partner! 

 

As an Official Rally for Rugby Bar Partner, establishments will promote rugby viewing parties by showing upcoming 2022 Old Glory DC rugby matches on TV screens, to be aired on NBC Sports Washington and national channels (ex. FS1, FS2, CBSSN, etc.) 

 

Bars to provide:

  • Manager contact 
  • Agree to set number of TV for rugby matches 
  • Space to put up event posters and postcard
  • Beer, food, and drink specials 
  • Promote by sharing event details on its social media platforms at least twice a month

 

Old Glory DC to provide:

  • Contact person  
  • Event posters and postcards 
  • Contest activation and fulfillment for promo giveaways and grand prizes 
  • Prizes
  • Graphics for promotion
  • Promote list of participating rally bars by email distribution, social media, and website
  • Each bar will receive two season tickets for internal use

 

Rugby Viewing Parties (Updated times found here, times subject to change with broadcast)

  1. Saturday, February 5, 2022, Old Glory DC @ Rugby ATL
  2.  Saturday, February 12, 2022,  Old Glory DC @ Austin Gilgronis
  3. Friday, February 18, 2022, New England Free Jacks @ Old Glory DC
  4. Saturday, February 26, 2022, Toronto Arrows @ Old Glory DC
  5. Sunday, March 6, 2022, Old Glory DC @ San Diego Legion
  6. Sunday, March 20, 2022, Rugby ATL @ Old Glory DC
  7. Saturday, March 26, 2022, NOLA Gold @ Old Glory DC
  8. Sunday, April 3, 2022, Old Glory DC @ Rugby United New York
  9. Saturday, April 9, 2022, Old Glory DC @ Toronto Arrows
  10. Friday, April 15, 2022, Utah Warriors @ Old Glory DC
  11. Saturday, April 23, 2022, Dallas Jackals @ Old Glory DC
  12. Saturday, May 7, 2022, Old Glory DC @ New England Free Jacks
  13. Saturday, May 14, 2022, Old Glory DC @ NOLA Gold
  14. Saturday, May 21, 2022, Houston SaberCats @ Old Glory DC
  15. Sunday, May 29, 2022, Rugby United New York @ Old Glory DC
  16. Sunday, June 5, 2022, Old Glory DC @ Toronto Arrows

 

Giveaways

Fans can enter to win a pair of VIP Season Finale Tickets to Segra Field or one of three grand prizes – a signed Old Glory DC jersey, a signed Old Glory DC Ball, or a signed Scotland National Team jersey. Enter to win via a QR code on event collateral available in bars.

 

Registration

Please contact Hope Allen at Old Glory Rugby DC (703-626-7023, hopeallen@oldglorydc.com).