Q2 Stadium was announced on Thursday as the host venue for Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) new 2022 Championship Weekend. North America’s best male and female rugby athletes, including many Olympians, will compete in Austin on Saturday, July 30 in what will be Q2 Stadium’s first-ever non-soccer sporting event.
As the first league of its kind with men’s and women’s teams competing under one umbrella, the PR7 Championship event in Austin will feature bands, DJs, games, contests, partner integration, and special appearances. Tickets to PR7s Championship Weekend at Q2 Stadium are available on SeatGeek and at www.PRSevens.com/tickets.
PR7s unveiled a revolutionary new prize that unites the men’s and women’s competitions, with combined points throughout the season determining the winner of the United Championship. Eight teams compete within four brands: Experts, Headliners, Loggerheads, and Loonies. A men’s team and a women’s team represent each franchise.
“We’re thrilled to bring Premier Rugby Sevens to Austin and crown our Champions inside the state-of-the-art Q2 Stadium,” said Owen Scannell, CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “Along with incredibly passionate sports fans, Austin brings entertainment options that will complement the festival and party environment that is synonymous with the sport of sevens around the world.”
Known as the first professional rugby league for women in North America, PR7s is organizing its first multi-city schedule. The league debuted in October 2021 on national television for a cumulative audience of 472,000 viewers.
In 2022, the eight teams will compete in three tournaments consisting of a series of fast 14-minute games – first in San Jose and Washington D.C., and culminating in the 2022 Championship Weekend in Austin. Each stop on tour will crown a men’s and women’s winner. Points will accumulate throughout the season to determine seeding for the Championship Weekend at Q2 Stadium.