To be Played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, on June 23, 2018
Tickets on Sale on Monday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. CMT at Ticketmaster and at www.rugbyleaguechallenge.com
For the first time on American soil, two powerhouses of International Rugby League Football, New Zealand and 2017 Rugby League World Cup Finalist England, will clash at the iconic Sports Authority Field at Mile High, home of the three-time Super Bowl champions Denver Broncos of the NFL, on Saturday 23rd June.
“We’re excited that Denver gets to showcase such a marquee event in the sport of Rugby League Football”, says Matthew Payne, executive director of the Denver Sports Commission. “The Mile High City is home to a passionate fan base of all sports, and our city will be looking forward to cheering on the national teams for New Zealand and England.”
Rugby Football League Interim Chief Executive Officer, Ralph Rimmer, said: “The opportunity to take two of Rugby League’s top nations to the United States of America – a sport-mad country – can only strengthen interest in the game. This fixture between England and New Zealand is sure to be a fantastic contest and we hope that the City of Denver come out in force to watch one of the most exciting team sports in the world.”
Alex Hayton, CEO New Zealand Rugby League comments, “NZRL is very pleased to be part of a ground-breaking event to help grow the international game in North America. Holding regular quality Rugby League matches over the next few years is important to build interest towards the 2025 World Cup.”
This major international event between titans of the sport is the first step as interest builds for the Rugby League World Cup, set to be hosted by the United States and Canada in 2025. The six-week tournament – Rugby League’s premier global event – will feature 16 men’s and 8 women’s national teams, including the two host countries.
Added Jason Moore, CEO of Moore Sports International, the promoter of the Rugby League Football International Challenge and the 2025 Rugby League World Cup: “This is a landmark moment for the growth of Rugby League Football internationally and a great opportunity for North American NFL fans to experience Rugby League Football, up close, with its nonstop bone-jarring action. A global sporting event not to be missed.” said Jason Moore, CEO of Moore Sports International.
Tickets to the Rugby League Football International Challenge go on sale on Monday, March 5 at 10 a.m. CMT. To buy tickets and for more information, fans can visit www.rugbyleaguechallenge.com