Houston SaberCats & AVEVA
(HOUSTON) April 2, 2018 – The Houston SaberCats announced today in a release, a one-year deal naming AVEVA, a leading engineering and industrial software company, as an official sponsor for the 2018 MLR Season. The name AVEVA will be proudly displayed on all the SaberCats player jerseys. The Houston SaberCats will unveil the new 2018 jersey at their next away game in San Diego, as they play the San Diego Legion at Torero Stadium on Saturday, April 7.
‘We are incredibly proud to be partnering with AVEVA and to have the Houston SaberCats wearing the AVEVA name front and center on our kit for the upcoming Major League Rugby season. I personally see great synergy between the SaberCats and AVEVA and am excited to develop this partnership in the coming years. AVEVA are leaders in their field with strong links to the City of Houston. The SaberCats are Houston through-and-through and together our two organizations are committed to bringing the global game of Rugby Union to our City as we look to compete at the highest level and share the defining principals of Rugby – integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline, and respect – with our fans everywhere.”- SaberCats Head Coach- Justin Fitzpatrick
The Partnership between the Houston SaberCats and AVEVA will also include a host of key activations with the team including prominent pitch signage, television branding, social media and an end-of-year networking mixer.
“AVEVA is delighted to be part of the Houston SaberCats family and to support them in their inaugural season of the MLR. Houston has a thriving sports scene and the rugby community is growing year on year. Rugby in Houston and throughout the MLR is about getting involved and being accessible to the greater community. An unprecedented involvement program is already paving the way for sustainable growth in the MLR as top national and international players inspire the next generation. We would love to see people giving rugby a try and see firsthand the values and principles that drew AVEVA to aligning with Rugby. AVEVA is excited about this partnership and we look forward to an amazing season. Go SaberCats!” – AVEVA VP of Digital Business Solutions – Lee Tedstone
AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software driving digital transformation across the entire asset and operational life cycle of capital-intensive industries. The company’s engineering, planning and operations, asset performance, and monitoring and control solutions deliver proven results to over 16,000 customers across the globe. Its customers are supported by the largest industrial software ecosystem, including 4,200 partners and 5,700 certified developers. AVEVA is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 4,400 employees at 80 locations in over 40 countries.
About Houston SaberCats
The Houston SaberCats are a Major League Rugby team based in Houston, Texas, founded in 2017 for the purpose of competing in the United States’ new national professional league. The Houston SaberCats are a part of the original 7 Teams to join the Major League Rugby organization in 2017. The official MLR season commences on Saturday, April 21st at Dyer Stadium in Houston. More information about the SaberCats please visit www.HoustonSaberCats.com.