Schedule of Events for USA v. Scotland Rugby Teams

Jun 3, 2014


Media are invited to attend a series of events featuring players and coaches of the U.S. Men’s National rugby team, The Eagles and Scotland beginning Tuesday, June 3 through Friday, June 6.  During training sessions, the first 15 minutes of each listed session will be open to the media for video and photos.  For interview requests with U.S. coaches and players, please contact Laura Gill at lgill@usarugby.org
 
Download the USA vs. Scotland promo spot here. 
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 3
10:30 a.m.                Scotland Training
                                    Rice University
                                    6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005                                   
                                    Media Contact: Michael James, Michael.James@edinburghrugby.org
 
12:30 p.m.                Scotland Coach and Player Interviews
                                    Hilton Medical Plaza Hotel
                                    6633 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77030
                                    Media Contact: Michael James, Michael.James@edinburghrugby.org
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4
9:00 a.m.                   Scotland Coach and Player Interviews
                                    Hilton Medical Plaza Hotel
                                    6633 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77030                                                                                 Media Contact: Michael James, Michael.James@edinburghrugby.org

 
THURSDAY, JUNE 5
10:30 a.m.                 USA Eagles Captains Run - First 15 minutes open to media
                                    BBVA Compass Stadium
                                    Admin Entrance: 2301 Walker Street, Houston, TX 77003
                                    Media Contact: Laura Gilllgill@usarugby.org, 612-850-5619 cell
                                    OR Gina Rotolo, grotolo@bbvacompassstadium.com, 832-368-6233 cell.
 
12:45 p.m.                 USA vs. Scotland Press Conference
                                    BBVA Compass Stadium
                                    Admin Entrance: 2301 Walker Street, Houston, TX 77003
                                    Media Contact: Laura Gill, lgill@usarugby.org, 612-850-5619 cell
 
2:30 p.m.                   Scotland Training - First 15 minutes open to media
                                    BBVA Compass Stadium
                                    Admin Entrance: 2301 Walker Street, Houston, TX 77003
                                    Media Contact: Michael JamesMichael.James@edinburghrugby.org
 
3:00 p.m.                   Scotland Captains Run - First 15 minutes open to media
                                    BBVA Compass Stadium
                                    Admin Entrance: 2301 Walker Street, Houston, TX 77003
                                    Media Contact: Laura Gill, lgill@usarugby.org, 612-850-5619 cell
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 6
10:00 a.m.                 Scotland Training and Interviews
                                    Houston Sports Park
                                    12131 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77045
                                    Media Contact: Michael James, Michael.James@edinburghrugby.org
 
4:00 p.m.                   USA Wheelchair Rugby National Team – Demo Game
                                    George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall E
                                    1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
                                    Media Contact: Laura Gilllgill@usarugby.org, 612-850-5619 cell
 
6:00 p.m.                  Elite City 7s
                                    Houston Sports Park
                                    12131 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77045
                                    Media Contact: Laura Gilllgill@usarugby.org, 612-850-5619 cell
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 7
10:00 a.m.                Elite City 7s
                                    Houston Sports Park
                                    12131 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77045
                                    Media Contact: Laura Gill, lgill@usarugby.org, 612-850-5619 cell
 
12:30 p.m.                USA Rugby College Fair
                                    Houston Sports Park
                                    12131 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77045
                                    Media Contact: Laura Gill, lgill@usarugby.org, 612-850-5619 cell
 
3:00 p.m.                   Rugby Fan Fest
                                    Budweiser Fan Fest Zone (between Lucky’s Pub & BBVA Compass Stadium’s Southwest Gate)                                                                    

                                     FanFest Contact: Jason Price, jpricebooking@yahoo.com, 832-443-4239 cell

 
7:30 p.m.                   USA vs. Scotland Kick Off
                                    BBVA Compass Stadium
                                    2200 Texas Street, Houston, TX 77003
                                    Media Contact: Gina Rotologrotolo@bbvacompassstadium.com,

                                    832-368-6233 cell
 
Post-Game               USA vs. Scotland Press Conference
                                    BBVA Compass Stadium Press Conference Room
                                    2200 Texas Street, Houston, TX 77003
                                    Media Contact: Gina Rotolo, grotolo@bbvacompassstadium.com,

                                    832-368-6233 cell
 
Match Details
The USA vs. Scotland World Cup Preview Match offers rugby fans a great opportunity to witness Scotland – currently ranked ninth in the official IRB World Rankings – face off on American soil against the Eagles, who are currently ranked 18th.  The teams have previously met up in the 2003 IRB Rugby World Cup in Australia, where the Eagles fell 15-39. The Eagles qualified for the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup in England, and have been placed in Pool B with Scotland.   For more information and tickets to the USA v. Scotland match, please visit www.bbvacompassstadium.com.
 
Budweiser Free Rugby Fan Fest + Tailgating
Join Rod Ryan and the morning show crew from 94.5 The Buzz for pre-game festivities in the Budweiser Free Rugby Fan Fest Zone featuring tailgating, games, contests, food, drinks and more!  Don’t miss live music from alternative rock band Bad Boyfriend, Celtic rock act the Dead Rabbits as well as a special performance from local bagpipers, the Houston Highlanders.
 
Rugby Fan Fest is located outside the stadium’s southwest gate behind Lucky’s Pub. Tailgating is available in Lots B & C across from the stadium.  To purchase $20 advance parking passes for tailgating and secure your spot for match day, click here. Limited parking passes available.
 
Fan Fest and Tailgating events open at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 7th.
 

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