Ireland Confirm Soldier Field Return This November

Chicago.

Ireland will feature in a triple header of international rugby at Soldier Field as part of The Rugby Weekend on Saturday 3rd November 2018.

The iconic NFL stadium will play host to three captivating international rugby matches over the course of one day, featuring Ireland’s clash with Six Nations rivals Italy and the USA Men’s and Women’s Eagles taking on the Maori All Blacks and Women’s Rugby World Cup Champions the Black Ferns respectively.

The game will mark Ireland’s first return to the stadium since their historic win over the All Blacks back in 2016.

“Irish Rugby is delighted to be returning to Chicago.  In 2016 the Ireland team experienced tremendous support and made history in a week that also witnessed the Cubs celebrating their own piece of history on the streets of Chicago.” said IRFU Director of Commercial & Marketing, Padraig Power

“We are looking forward to an exciting match against Italy who are a well-coached and dangerous team,” 

The game against Italy will act as a springboard for Ireland’s November series, that will see them take on New Zealand, Argentina and a yet to be named Tier 2 nation.