'Rugby Weekend' Set to Bring Sport's Biggest Stars to Soldier Field - NBC Chicago

'Rugby Weekend' Set to Bring Sport's Biggest Stars to Soldier Field

Ireland, Italy, and New Zealand will send teams to the event



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    Scott Barrett of the New Zealand All Blacks heads for a try during the international match between Ireland and New Zealand at Soldier Field on November 5, 2016 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

    A triple-header of rugby action featuring several of the world’s best teams will be coming to Soldier Field this fall.

    The event, dubbed “The Rugby Weekend,” will take place on Nov. 3 and will feature both the U.S. men’s and women’s rugby teams as they do battle on the Lakefront.

    The US women’s squad will take on the New Zealand Black Ferns. That game will kick off the afternoon, and will be followed by matchup of the men’s teams from Ireland and Italy.

    Finally, the legendary Maori All Blacks from New Zealand will take on the USA Eagles men’s squad in the final contest of the day.

    Here is the full schedule:

    12 p.m.: USA Eagles (Women’s team) vs. Black Ferns

    3 p.m.: Ireland vs. Italy

    5:15 p.m.: USA Eagles (Men’s team) vs. Maori All Blacks

    Tickets start at $40, and will cover all three games for the afternoon. They will go on sale May 21, and a special presale is being held for Chicago Bears season ticket holders and Citibank members, according to Round Robin Sports. 

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