Chicago Stadium Looks to be Set Sooner than Later

MLR’s newest ‘contraction team’ is getting closer to taking the field, and we’re getting closer to knowing where the field will be. The Chicago team (which we continue to believe will be called the Chicago Bison) have yet to announce… anything. However, the league clearly has faith that a stadium solution is on the way. … Continue reading Chicago Stadium Looks to be Set Sooner than Later

Major Decisions Coming for MLR this Weekend

Major League Rugby continues to improve the product on the field. In terms of off-field drama, its already a top tier competition. Americas Rugby News dropped extensive reporting on the state of affairs in MLR. According to ARN, league owners are meeting this weekend to resolve which teams will participate in 2023. Both LA and … Continue reading Major Decisions Coming for MLR this Weekend

MLR’s Window for Expansion is Shrinking

July is nearly over. Any chance for MLR expansion in 2023 appears to be facing the same reality. When MLR Commissioner George Killebrew acknowledged that potential expansion bids in Chicago and St. Louis might not be able be accepted in time for 2023, it should've made bigger waves. (There was a little skirmish involving two … Continue reading MLR’s Window for Expansion is Shrinking

How Many Teams Will Join MLR 2023?

Update: RFT is actively tracking a bid by the Saint Louis Knights to join Major League Rugby. The 2022 MLR season will see Dallas field the league's 13th team. 2023 could see even more growth. Somewhat overlooked in the mess around schedule dropping was a piece in the Sports Business Journal concerning the MLR's growth. … Continue reading How Many Teams Will Join MLR 2023?