Old Glory Announces NBC Sports Washington Partnership Renewal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — (Washington, DC – March 19th, 2021) – Old Glory DC is honored to announce the renewal of its partnership with NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW) as our Regional Sports Network Partner for the 2021 Major League Rugby season.  The partnership will allow for the airing of eleven Old Glory games throughout the mid-Atlantic (with the remainder of Old Glory’s sixteen games being carried nationally on CBS Sports, Fox Sports 1 or Fox Sports 2. The league’s championship game, scheduled for August 1, will air on CBS Network).

“NBC Sports Washington is the right home for Old Glory,” said Old Glory Chairman Chris Dunlavey.  “We need to make our games accessible for viewing to every sports fan and rugby lover of the mid-Atlantic.  To have our games running on the same channel as the Wizards and Capitals and other regional sports is simply where we belong.”

The team’s first two matches, March 27 vs Rugby ATL and April 3 vs the Toronto Arrows, will air live on NBCSW Plus. The team’s remaining nine matches will air on either NBCSW or NBCSW Plus.


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About Old Glory DC

Old Glory is the first and only professional rugby team in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Established in 2018, Old Glory DC competes in Major League Rugby (MLR), a North American league that includes teams in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Toronto, Houston, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Austin, Seattle, and Los Angeles. The team was founded by life-long DC area residents, business leaders, and rugby players Chris Dunlavey and Paul Sheehy.  In 2019, the Scottish Rugby Union joined the partnership, committing both financial investment and operational support to the organization.  The 2021 Major League Rugby season kicks off on March 20th, 2021. For more, visit www.oldglorydc.com.


About NBC Sports Washington

NBC Sports Washington, part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, presents exclusive live-game coverage of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards, along with extensive coverage of the NFL’s Washington Football Team. Serving the D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Delaware, NBC Sports Washington delivers hundreds of live events per year, along with news, analysis and commentary programming and original content. NBC Sports Washington’s digital portfolio, led by NBCSportsWashington.com and the MyTeams app, is the top source for live and on-demand video, including live-game streaming, audio, written content and other features covering the region’s teams, athletes and sporting events.



For Old Glory DC

Hope Allen

hopeallen@oldglorydc.com | 703-626-7023