Austin Gilgronis Matches Suspended 30 Days
AUSTIN, TX (March 12, 2020) – Major League Rugby (MLR) has suspended all matches for 30 days, effective immediately, to assess the impact of COVID-19. Tickets already purchased for matches during this time will be honored, should they be rescheduled. Ticket holders for these matches will also have the option to receive a refund.
The suspension affects the following 3 AG’s home matches, which were scheduled to be held at Bold Stadium at Circuit of the Americas (COTA):
- Sunday, March 15 against San Diego
- Sunday, March 29 against Atlanta
- Saturday, April 4 against Seattle
“The health and well-being of our fans, players and their families, and everyone involved in daily match day operations are our top priority. We support the MLR’s decision to suspend competition for 30 days. This will not stop us working hard behind the scenes, when safe to do so, to continue our season’s momentum. As more information becomes available about COVID-19 and how the League will handle matches moving forward, clear communication to our fans will be a top priority” commented Austin Gilgronis CEO, Matt Burgess.
Courtney Knittel, [email protected], –Giant Noise
Stephanie Brown, [email protected], – Giant Noise
Katy Fordyce, [email protected], – Giant Noise
ABOUT AUSTIN GILGRONIS
Austin Gilgronis are the only major league professional sports team in Austin, Texas, and one of the founding teams in the Major League Rugby competition. A “Gilgroni” is a premium cocktail soon to be released, representing the demographic the team’s brand intends to represent. The team plays home matches at Bold Stadium, located at the Circuit of the Americas, and prides itself on premium corporate hospitality along with family entertainment at home matches, and it’s significant contribution to local youth rugby programs and development.
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY
Major League Rugby is a professional rugby league that is entering its third season (2020) and represents the highest level of competition in North America. The league evolved from 7 teams in 2018 to 12 teams in 2020, featuring 11 from the United States and one from Canada distributed across an Eastern and Western Conference. The competition follows a league plus knockout format where teams play 16 regular season matches for a chance to advance to the playoffs. Matches are broadcast on CBS Sports Network, Facebook Live (for international viewers) and on different platforms in each local market. MLR prides itself on its incredible athletes, the passionate community behind them, and its strong values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition.
ABOUT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS:
Experience the unfiltered thrill of being alive at Circuit of The Americas, in Austin, TX. Feel the rush of the world’s greatest drivers competing in motorsport’s biggest events. Get lost in the music of the hottest musical acts as they perform live at Austin’s largest outdoor music venue. Take charge of your own 602 horsepower race car as part of our exciting driving experiences. Experience the thrill of racing others at the COTA Karting track. Inspire your most valuable stakeholders in our expansive meeting and hospitality spaces designed for large groups and private or corporate events. At Circuit of The Americas there is fun at every turn.
For more information and to download videos and photos, visit www.thecircuit.com. For an experience as unique as Austin and a rush you’ll never forget, visit Circuit of The Americas, where exhilaration happens!
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