It was today announced that the tickets for the November 4-5 ‘Rugby Weekend Presented By AIG’ matches in Chicago will go on pre-sale starting on Friday, April 1 at 10am CDT (4pm Irish time).
Ireland will play New Zealand on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in a one-off Test match at the 61,500-seater stadium which is home to NFL outfit, the Chicago Bears.
The match is part of ‘The Rugby Weekend’ which will also see the USA Eagles take on the New Zealand Maori on Friday, November 4 at Toyota Park.
Citi® card members will have first access to purchase tickets from 10am CT on April 1 through 11.59pm CT on April 3, with the general on sale to follow on April 7.
Citi® card members should visit www.therugbyweekend.com and click on the Citi® Cardholder Pre-sale button to purchase tickets. For additional event and ticketing information visit www.therugbyweekend.com.
Ireland’s Tommy Bowe and Ryan Crotty of New Zealand were in Chicago earlier this year to promote the match:
The last time the All Blacks took to the pitch in the United States, a record crowd of over 61,500 filled Soldier Field on November 1, 2014, in what was unquestionably the biggest single rugby event in the history of the United States.
Ireland then return to the Aviva Stadium for the GUINNESS Series which kicks off against Canada on November 12, followed by a second clash with New Zealand on November 19 and finishing with Rugby World Cup finalists Australia on November 26.
Tickets for the GUINNESS Series will go on sale later in the year. Sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date on this and other Irish Rugby news.