How to Watch the Major League Rugby Championship – Rugby New York vs Seattle Seawolves live stream , TV Channels . The 2022 Major League Rugby Final will be the fourth Major League Rugby (MLR) championship match, held at the conclusion of the 5th season of the rugby union club competition in North America.
It will be played on June 25, 2022, at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. This is the first MLR Final to be held in New Jersey, and the first not to be held in California
What: Major League Rugby Championship
Who: Rugby New York vs. Seattle Seawolves
When: Saturday, June 25
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Where: Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)
Major League Rugby have confirmed the venue for Saturday’s Championship Final. Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, will host Rugby New York’s first attempted to life the MLR Shield against the two-time winning Seattle Seawolves at noon eastern, 9am Pacific.
New York won hosting rights after defeating the New England Free Jacks in the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday. All three Eastern playoff teams had regular season points totals higher than their Western Conference counterparts.
It’s the first time the Championship Final will be held outside of California. Both the 2018 and 2019 Finals were held at San Diego’s Torero Stadium, while the 2021 Final took place at the LA Memorial Coliseum. There was no Final in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
|Date||June 25, 2022|
|Venue||Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey|
|Referee||Federico Anselmi (Argentina)|
Twice previously the Red Bull Arena has hosted significant rugby union events. In March of 2016 nearly 15,000 fans watched Saracens defeat London Irish in the first regular season English Premiership match played abroad. Over 22,000 were in attendance for the July 2017 test between Ireland and the USA.
The @rugbynewyork backs combine with the forwards for a beautiful maul that gives them a 7 point penalty try! They take back the lead at 24 minutes, and @seawolvesrugby loses a player.#QuestForTheShield #MLR2022 pic.twitter.com/Ytl82vjcpG
— Major League Rugby (@usmlr) June 25, 2022
The 25,000-seat Red Bull Arena is a dramatic step up from New York’s regular season home of JFK Stadium in Hoboken, which has a capacity of just 2,000. Opening in 2010, the Arena features a Kentucky Bluegrass surface and is currently home to the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer and Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League.