If you haven’t heard already, the New Zealand All-Blacks and USA Rugby confirmed today, the date for the two teams to play each other on USA soil. On November 1, 2014 in Chicago, IL, the USA Eagles and New Zealand All-Blacks will compete against each other for the first time in the USA, and the third time in the history of either teams. This will mark a huge campaign effort for both teams, as the USA Eagles will be trying to continue to increase their competition to afford greater relevance on the Rugby world stage. For the New Zealand All-Blacks, the chance to increase their market brand to the richest sports market in the world will help provide the motivation for this.
If you are unaware of the significance of the All-Blacks, check out this 60 Minutes piece that aired earlier this month
The match will be broadcast live from Chicago on NBC Saturday, Nov. 1, with kickoff scheduled for 2:30 P.M. CT. Tickets will be released to the general public June 16. Register for special pre-sale and preferred seating opportunities by June 1 on www.usavallblacks.com.