20 August 2019
LONDON IRISH CONFIRMS FIRST EVER AVIVA PREMIERSHIP FIXTURE IN USA
London Irish will be the first Club to play an Aviva Premiership fixture overseas when the Club's Round 16 home match against Saracens is taken to the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey on Saturday 12 th March 2016 .
This ground-breaking announcement is a milestone in the development of London Irish and will see rugby showcased in the biggest and fastest growing sports market in the world. Taking place amidst the build-up to the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the “Big Apple”, this London Irish home game will also be a celebration of Irish culture.
COME AND JOIN US IN THE USA
We hope that many London Irish supporters will be able to join us for this exciting journey.
Match tickets are on general sale via Ticketmaster. Click here to buy your match tickets. Please note, you will need to ensure you change your 'location' on ticketmaster to United States to purchase match tickets for this game.
Season Ticket holders should now have received their special 10% discount promotional code. If you have not yet received this, please contact the London Irish ticket office on 0118 968 1016 .
Please note, supporters will be unable to purchase match tickets via the London Irish ticket hotline.
London Irish Supporter Travel Packages
Bookings for the Appointment Group London Irish Supporter Travel Packages have now closed.
For general enquiries please contact [email protected] or call 0161 817 2363.
STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NEWS FOR TRAVELLING SUPPORTERS
If you have booked your London Irish supporter travel package, made your own arrangements, or have plans to join us in USA, CLICK HERE and register your details to keep up to date with all the latest news on the USA game including events, player appearances and offers.
CAN'T MAKE THE TRIP TO USA? ENJOY THE GAME AT OUR BIG SCREENING EVENTS IN UK
London Irish are delighted to announce that the Aviva Premiership fixture against Saracens on the 12thMarch will be shown on big screens at the Grosvenor Casino Reading South.
There will be a dedicated room available for London Irish supporters to watch the enjoy the atmosphere and watch the USA game together. Supported by Guinness, supporters will also have the opportunity to enjoy a pint of Guinness for only £3 and there will be a London Irish player Q&A with one of our non-travelling players.
This event is free to attend but we ask all supporters to register their interest by clicking here. This game is being shown live on BT Sport with kick-off at 8pm (UK time), with Six Nations matcehs Ireland v Italy (1.30pm) and England v Wales (4pm) also being shown beforehand making it the ulitmate rugby feast! The event is expected to finish at 10pm.
If you are unable to make the trip to New York, this is the perfect opportunity to be part of this historic milestone in the Club’s history as we play the first ever official Aviva Premiership fixture overseas at the Red Bull Arena.
A big screen event will also take place at our official training ground Hazelwood. Click here to find out more.
ABOUT REDBULL ARENA AND THE LOCAL AREA
The Red Bull Arena is a 25,000 capacity stadium that is home to Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls. Opened in March 2010, the Arena has a natural grass pitch and is located at 600 Cape May Street in Harrison, New Jersey; on the waterfront across the Passaic River from Newark. Click here for more information on the Arena's location.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I purchase match tickets? - Match tickets for this fixture will be sold via Ticketmaster. Click here t o purchase your match tickets. Please note, supporters will be unable to purchase match tickets via the London Irish Ticket Office.
Is there a group booking service? Yes, groups of 15 or more will have to call the RBA Box Office / Group Sales team directly. For group sales they should contact 877.727.6223 or email [email protected]
What if I purchase a match ticket ahead of when the London Irish supporter travel packages are confirmed? - Supporters who purchase match tickets before any London Irish travel packages are announced, will still be able to take advantage of our travel packages. Please contact The Appointment Group directly on 0161 817 2363 if you have already purchased a ticket. For a copy of our brochure please click here .
Do I get a discount as a season ticket holder? - This fixture is not included in the 2015/16 season ticket but we are pleased to offer all season ticket holders a 10% discount on match tickets for this fixture. Season Ticket holders will have had their special promotional code to access this discount emailed to them already. Please contact the London Irish ticket office on 0118 968 1016 if you have not received yours.
How far in advance should I book my tickets? - We hope that this game will be very popular and advise all supporters to purchase tickets at their earliest convenience to guarantee the best seats at the Red Bull Arena. Ticket availability will be communicated regularly on the London Irish website.
How much are match tickets? - There is a full range of seating areas within the Red Bull Arena and match ticket prices range from $50 to $250.
What ticketing options are available for disabled/ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) supporters and their carers? - There is an allocation of suitable seating areas within the ground and disabled supporters who require a carer will be able to apply for a complimentary ticket for their carer. Please note these complimentary tickets will only be available in the ticket categories ranging in price between $50-$85 and are subject to availability. To book, please contact the Red Bull Arena box office direct. Contact details are available here .
What will be included in the London Irish supporter travel packages? - We are delighted to confirm that we have selected our official travel partner, The Appointment Group, an award-winning global independent travel management company. The Club has now communicated the London Irish supporter travel packages to all those who registered their interest. If you did not register your interest but would still like to join us please click here to download our travel brochure. All travel packages include flights, accommodation, return airport transfers, return stadium transfers, premium midfield ticket as well as a player meet and greet event.
How do I book my London Irish supporter travel package? You can book online by clicking here or alternatively you can call The Appointment Group direct on 0161 817 2363 . You can also email at [email protected] Please note that bookings cannot be made via the London Irish ticket office.
I have already bought my ticket. Can i still purchase a travel package? Yes, London Irish supporter travel packages are available both with and without tickets. If you have already bought yours already please contact our travel partner, The Appointment Group directly on 0161 817 2363 or email [email protected]
As a season ticket holder, do i still get 10% off my match ticket? Yes, you should now have received your 10% off code for match ticket ONLY. Please enter your promo when booking to receive your 10% match ticket only discount. If you are booking for multiple people, please enter the same code for each person to ensure that they also receive the 10% discount. If you have not received your code please contact the ticket office on 0118 968 1016. Please note that the 10% off code applies to the cost of the match ticket only and does not apply to the package cost ie flights and accomodation.
Will this game be televised? - The game will be televised live on BT Sport from the UK as well as coast to coast in the US. The Club are planning to host a big screening event for supporters who are unable to travel with us to USA. Further details will be announced on the Club website in due course.
What about the annual St. Patrick's Day Game? - This season's St. Patrick's Day Game at the Madejski Stadium will be bigger and better than ever before and will take place on Sunday 20th March when the Exiles take on Gloucester Rugby. Match tickets are already on sale. Click here to get yours now.
What are the immigration and entry requirements for USA? - To find out more, click here .
Will there be any hospitality packages available? - For more information on hospitality options please viit www.londonirishusa.com or click here . You will still be able to combine our supporter travel packages with hospitality options. Please contact The Appointment Group on [email protected] or call 0161 817 2363 .
What can I bring into the Redbull Arena? -
- Bringing bags into the Arena is strongly discouraged, however, small bags, backpacks, suitcases, briefcases, beach bags smaller than 12" x 12" x 12" are permitted into the Red Bull Arena. All bags will be inspected and tagged. If a guest refuses inspection of their bag, briefcase, etc., they will not be permitted into the Arena.
- A modest amount of food, one sealed bottle of water (seal will be broken and cap taken upon entering Red Bull Arena).
- Guests are now permitted to enter through the gates with a one-gallon clear freeze bag with food, where all food can be visible.
- Guests are now permitted one (1) 20oz or less sealed non-alcoholic plastic bottle through the gates. The seal of the bottle will be broken at the gate and the caps will be taken at entry.
- Umbrellas are allowed in the Redbull Arena, but may not be opened while inside the Arena.
- Supporters are advised that they can bring their hand drums to the game!
Flags are not generally confiscated for Rugby matches at Red Bull Arena. However the obstruction of portals, access routes, exits and entrances, security, safety or sponsorship signage and stairways is strictly forbidden.
- In the event of an emergency we must have all access and exit points clear of flags and fan banners.
- Red Bull Arena reserves the right to confiscate flags if they are very large or may compromise public safety, obscure someone’s view, a camera position or if a flag carries offensive, discriminatory or inflammatory messaging.
- Flags more than 250cm in size at their widest or longest section will not be allowed and flagpoles greater than 1m in length will not allowed. Hollow flexi-sticks will be the only stick permitted entry. Solid sticks are prohibited.
- Any flag stick that security determined could potentially be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated.
If you and your company are interested in being part of our USA game, please contact [email protected] to find out more.