The DC area’s professional rugby team is coming to Segra Field near Leesburg for 2021.
Old Glory DC will play that season at the stadium at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park, just outside Leesburg, joining men’s pro soccer team Loudoun United and women’s pro soccer team Washington Spirit. It will be the team’s second season, following an inaugural campaign at Catholic University’s Cardinal Stadium.
“As we introduce new fans in our area to rugby, it is so important that we present the game in its pure form and in a truly professional venue that allows for our family-friendly, fan-first match day style,” stated Old Glory Chairman Chris Dunlavey. “Segra Field is simply beautiful. Our players and coaches are already in love with the field and support facilities, and it is only a matter of time until our supporters feel the same way about the venue and its surroundings.”
Segra Fiel, according to the organization, will provide “the best possible presentation of the sport of rugby,” with the right size field, quality turf, and good views from comfortable seating, along with tailgating, a beer garden, and kids’ play area.
“It is great to have Segra Field confirmed as our home venue for the 2021 season,” stated Head Coach Andrew Douglas. “It is a beautiful turf pitch, and having 5,000 fans right alongside the touchline will create a great atmosphere. To have a pitch that allows us to play a wide, expansive game is exciting for players and fans and not having football markings