Bidding gave the US Rugby World Cup the green light
The USA has been accepted as a candidate to host one or more Rugby World Cup finals in 2027, 2029 and/or 2031, according to the association.
After completing the internal feasibility study and holding the “Global Rugby Dialogue Phase”, the United States will make a formal bid to host the men’s event in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s event in 2029.
As it stands, Russia and Australia are also vying for events, with Australia currently preferring to host the men’s event in 2027.
Back in September, the US said their study would focus on objective analysis, financial considerations, technical requirements, and stakeholder support across the larger sporting landscape. Similar to previous Rugby World Cup host associations, objective analysis will include the legacy of the tournament and the positive impact of rugby in the United States.”
Plans Stateside will now ramp up ahead of the January 2022 proposal deadline with World Rugby. On the agenda will be financial planning plans, event objectives, competitions, stadiums and host cities, player welfare, rugby development, legacy and more. And the Guardian reports that NFL and College American Football stadiums are being considered as potential locations.
On the official USA Rugby website, Ross Young, CEO of USA Rugby and former General Manager of the Rugby World Cup said: “Laying our hands on hosting the Rugby World Cup is a benchmark for the game in America.
“However, the exciting phases are only just beginning as the group of stakeholders continues to plan the campaign. The incredible work of this group of subject matter experts, led by former director Jim Brown, supersedes what happened earlier at this point, and truly highlights the The possibility of holding the Rugby World Cup on American soil.”
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