USA National Rugby team takes on Romania at Seat Geek Stadium in Bridgeview, Friday July 5. Tickets for this historic event can be purchased online at

Bridgeview, IL (May 29, 2024) – The 2024 National Rugby Team American Series will take place Friday July 5th, 2024 at Seat Geek Stadium at Seat Geek Stadium in the Chicagoland suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois. The middle-of-summer bash will feature the USA National Team, the “Eagles,” competing against Romania in a historic battle that will sign off with a postgame fireworks display. 

Tickets for this exciting match can be purchased by visiting: 

In 1919, US Army General John J. Pershing organized the Inter-Allied Games, a multi-sport event which took place in Paris. One of the matches was USA vs Romania. Five years later during the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, the USA matched up again with Romania.  

In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Paris Olympic Games, USA Rugby and AEG Rugby are bringing a revival of “The Pershing Cup” to Chicagoland as the USA teams takes on Romania once again. 

“We’re thrilled to be back in Chicagoland, where USA Rugby has been fortunate to host some major events in years past, with a great community of fans and supporters,” said USA Rugby CEO, Bill Goren. 

“Chicagoland rugby has been growing year after year with the Chicago Hounds of MLR venturing into their second season and a very strong club participation scene that has us excited for July. The July 4th holiday brings a whole new level of life to this national event, with some patriotic celebrations fans can expect to see at Seat Geek Stadium.”

The 2024 American Series is presented by USA Rugby and AEG Rugby and will feature four action-packed international test matches featuring the USA.  

Matches will be held across the country, and the series kicked off April 28th as the USA Women’s National Team took on Canada in Los Angeles at Dignity Health Sports Park (home of the annual LA Sevens event).  

 The next installment will feature the USA Men’s Eagles taking on Romania in Chicagoland on July 5th; the USA battling #6 ranked Scotland in Washington, D.C. on July 12th; and the series finale will take place August 31st back in Los Angeles as the USA Men’s Eagles match up with their northern rivals, Canada.  

“We are very excited to be hosting this historic competition between the USA team and the Romania rugby team at SeatGeek Stadium,” said Bridgeview Mayor Steven Landek. 

“This rematch of two teams that competed 100 years ago reminds us of how important sporting competition is to our citizens and our nation. Seat Geek is an international destination that brings competitive sports to America’s heartland.” 

Tickets to all matches in Chicagoland, Washington, D.C, and Los Angeles can be purchased by visiting:


About AEG Rugby 

AEG Rugby is spearheading the LA Sevens event for AEG. A whole owned subsidiary of AEG Worldwide, AEG Rugby’s mission is to work with Unions, Leagues, Teams, Brands, Broadcasters and other commercial & development partners to meaningfully grow the relevance and commercial viability of the sport of rugby. AEG believes that the core values of the game; respect, integrity and teamwork will guide efforts for both immediate and long-term strategic planning & execution to deliver sustainable success for rugby in the USA and our partners around the world. 


About USA Rugby 

Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Glendale, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has more than 100,000 active members across the Youth, High School, College and Senior club level. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple age-grade programs, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. In 2031 and 2033, USA Rugby will welcome the world for the Men’s and Women’s Rugby World Cup, the pinnacle event in the sport and third largest in the world. Visit for more information. 


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Media interested in pre-event press, please contact: 

Steve Webster 

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Media interested in on-site event press, please contact: 

Calder Cahill 

USA Rugby 


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Brynn Wheeler

CMPR on behalf of AEG Rugby 


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