Dallas Jackals Inaugural Opening Day Highest Attended 2022 MLR Match
History was made Saturday, February 19, 2022 as the first ever professional rugby match was played in the DFW Metroplex. The Dallas Jackals took on the Houston SaberCats at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, TX in front of the highest attendance of any 2022 MLR match thus far, 3,152.
Even with temperatures dropping after sunset, the fans, known as the Pack, came out strong and proud to watch the Jackals first home turf battle. The stands were lively and buzzing with the excitement of this history making moment.
The action on the pitch was non-stop, fast paced, and beyond memorable with the Pack scoring five Tries and leading most of the match. Houston came back with two late runs to take the win in post-full time.
Despite the outcome, the Jackals showed true heart and the exciting play that the fans and league can expect this year and into the future.
The Dallas Jackals stay at Choctaw Stadium to face off against Rugby New York this Saturday, February 26th at 7pm CT. Join in and get your tickets today at dallasjackals.com/tickets! All fans through the gate will receive a 2022 Magnetic Schedule.
About Dallas Jackals —
The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team of Major League Rugby (MLR), the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The Jackals were named as an expansion team in 2020 and will play their inaugural season in 2022. The team’s central mission is to develop domestic talent to a world-class level of play and professionalism while strengthening the high- performance pathway in DFW by supporting the local clubs. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch.
About MLR —
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fifth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 13 teams in 2022, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, and ESPN+, among other national and local market platforms. All matches are available on Facebook Live for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit MajorLeague.Rugby.
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