The game also acts as a final warm-up for the Eagles before they set off for the World Cup and it is the first of three games Munster will play before their competitive season begins on September 22nd (v Llanelli Scarlets, Musgrave Park).
This is the first match USA Rugby has hosted in the Chicago area in several years and event administrators are expecting a large turnout at one of the nationâ00s premier outdoor soccer stadiums.
We are very excited about this opportunity to play in Chicago,â0 Menâ00s National Team Coach Peter Thorburn said. â00Not only does it allow us essential competition against a high level opponent, but we get to play at a great stadium and showcase the progress of our team one last time in front of a home crowd before we leave for France.â0
Former England international scrum-half and coach at Gloucester when Munster produced their gfamous 'miracle match', Nigel Melville, now CEO and President of Rugby Operations for USA Rugby said. â00Itâ00s a modern game in a modern stadium, featuring two top-level teams. Leading up to one of the Worldsâ00 largest sporting events, this send-off match is just what we need to show Americans what the sport is all about and get fans acquainted with the National Team we are sending over to France for the Rugby World Cup.â0
Tickets to this event start at $25, but are being offered to all Illinois police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians and their families (up to 4) for just $15, with a valid badge or ID. To reserve seats to this event, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/ or call (312) 559-1212. Tickets are also available through the Toyota Park box office at (708) 594-7700.
For more information on the Setanta Challenge Cup and all it's bringing to the Chicago area, please visit www.usarugby.org/goto/usa_vs_munster or contact Sara John, USA Rugbyâ00s Communications Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-310-2606.
Tickets also available on http://www.munsterrugby.ie/