Sunday, April 6, 2014
Report: All Blacks-Eagles Test In Chicago Confirmed
According to the New Zealand Herald, U.S.A. Rugby and the New Zealand Rugby Union have reached an agreement for the All Blacks and Eagles to play a fixture on November 1st at Soldier Field in Chicago (Note: the article says November 2nd but remember that New Zealand is usually a day ahead). The expectation is that a minimum of $40,000 tickets will be sold and that the NZRU will be guaranteed to receive at least one million dollars to cover their costs. Also, according to the article, the U.S. is still working on securing release for their players in the Premiership.
The match has long been rumored to be in Chicago at Solider Field but this is the first indication that an agreement has been reached.
What do you make of the news?