USA launches official bid to host 2027 or 2031 Rugby World Cup – SportsPro – SportsPro Media

  • Matches could be held at NFL stadia
  • USA Rugby also wants to host women’s equivalent in 2029

USA Rugby has officially launched its bid to host the 2027 or 2031 Rugby World Cup and become the first country in North or South America to stage the tournament.

Cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago and New York have expressed an interested in holding games, some of which would be played in National Football League (NFL) stadiums.

The national governing body is also bidding for the 2029 women’s Rugby World Cup, with January the deadline for submissions for the events.

USA Rugby World Cup bid chairman Jim Brown said: “This is a proud moment as we introduce our vision for a World Cup on American soil.

“We are confident in the strength of this bid, the support around us, the cities and stadiums interested in hosting, our country’s top-level infrastructure for large-scale sports events and the opportunity the US population of sports fans presents for rugby’s growth, both domestically and globally.”