Swope Soccer Village was first dedicated as an MLS training facility in 2007. Renovations have further enhanced the grounds that play host to both community competition and elite events. Club 7s participants will look forward to natural grass competition surfaces with friends and fans having access to matches played in the facility’s 1,500 seat stadium.
Chris George, President with host club Kansas City Blues added, “The Blues are very excited to be hosting sevens Nationals here in Kansas City. Sevens has long been a big part of our club’s history and we always place a lot of emphasis on our program, so we are eager for this opportunity.
“During this important time for rugby sevens in the United States, it’s fitting that we focus on the foundational pillar that is Club 7s,” says James Wilber, Senior Events Manager with USA Rugby. “Sevens is synonymous with summer and what better backdrop than Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City. We hope the tournament shines a light on new talent bound for the Olympic stage.” Indeed, 11 of the 24 members of Team USA in 2016 had participated in Club 7s. This Championship event has become an important opportunity for upcoming talent and a core element of the scouting circuit for USA Rugby High Performance. Fans can expect competitive rugby and a clash of future and former Olympians this August in Kansas City.
The Club 7s National Championship features 32 of the best men’s and women’s sevens teams from across the country in two days of competition. This year’s event will be hosted on August 10th and 11th. FloRugby will continue to provide end-to-end streaming coverage of this National Championship event.