ATLANTA (April 25, 2022) – The premier domestic event of the rugby season, USA Rugby 7s Collegiate Championships (R7CC), will take place at Kennesaw State University’s (KSU) Fifth Third Bank Stadium from May 14th through 15th, 2022. R7CC is the official national championship tournament for both men’s and women’s collegiate 7s and will be broadcast live on NBC, CNBC, and Peacock.
R7CC will follow the Olympic format of seven players per side and seven minutes per half, showcasing the high scoring and fast-paced nature of the sport. The tournament will also feature an all-day fan festival, offering global food and drink vendors, a beer garden, music, and family entertainment.
The tournament will include over 60 teams across three division tiers. Men’s teams will be broken into Gold (D1A), Red (D1 Club), and Blue (D2) divisions while women’s teams will compete in Gold (D1 Elite and NIRA), Red (D1), and Blue (D2). With the completion of recent qualifier tournaments, event organizers are excited to announce the second group of confirmed teams across the men’s and women’s divisions. Remaining teams will be announced in the coming days as regional and conference qualifications are finalized and at large invites are extended.
Men’s Gold Division Announcements: Air Force, University of Arizona, Cal Poly, Central Washington University, Davenport University, Indiana University, Life University, Lindenwood University, Navy, The Ohio State University, Penn State University, Saint Mary’s College, Texas A&M University, and UCLA.
Women’s Gold Division Team Announcements: American International College, Army, Central Washington University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Life University, Lindenwood University, Penn State University, Queens University of Charlotte, and West Chester University.
Men’s Red Division Team Announcements: University of Florida, Harvard University, Iowa State University, Kennesaw State University, Long Beach State University, Sam Houston State University, University of San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, Stanford University and the University of Tennessee.
Women’s Red Division Team Announcements: Davenport University and UConn.
Men’s Blue Division Team Announcements: Furman University and Trinity College.
Women’s Blue Division Team Announcements: University of Georgia,Kennesaw State University, and San Jose State University.
Tickets for the USA Rugby 7s Collegiate Championships are on sale now. 2-day passes start at $49 for adults and $19 for youth and students (including college students). Single day tickets start at $35 for adults and $12 for youth and students. Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets at a discounted rate and will enjoy exclusive fan experience opportunities.
About USA Rugby
Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Glendale, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has more than 110,000 active members across the Youth, High School, College and Senior club level. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple development sides, and an emerging Olympic pathway for elite athletes. USA Rugby affiliates also hosts more than 30 national playoff and championship events each year. In 2018, USA Rugby welcomed the world for Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, the first-ever Rugby World Cup hosted on American soil. With over 100,000 in attendance, the event broke various American records and has acted as a launching point for the game’s future growth. Visit www.usa.rugby for more information.
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About National Rugby 7s (NR7s)/The Aspire Group
NR7s is an Atlanta-based organization whose mission is to elevate the status of Rugby 7s in America through events like R7CC. NR7s is owned and operated by real estate executives David Branch and Armand Vari as well as Bernie Mullin and The Aspire Group, an award-winning sports and entertainment marketing firm that is globally recognized for innovative ticket and sponsorship sales, consulting, and research services. Aspire created the outsourced ticket sales niche, revolutionizing intercollegiate athletics with the first Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) at Georgia Tech in 2009. Over the past fourteen years, more than 280 collegiate and professional sports properties have trusted Aspire to drive revenue, attendance, and enterprise-value growth through the combination of marketing, strategic consulting, and research services and best-in-industry fan relationship management.