May 17, 2017
Saracens to return Stateside to face Newcastle Falcons
Saracens will face Newcastle Falcons in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) next season after Newcastle Falcons and Premiership Rugby confirmed that the fixture will take place on Saturday 16 September, at the home of Major League Soccer (MLS) side Philadelphia Union: the Talen Energy Stadium.
The fixture, which will be classed as a Newcastle Falcons ‘home’ league game, will be the second time Saracens have headed Stateside for an Premiership Rugby fixture following the success of the inaugural Premiership Rugby regular season match played in the United States between London Irish and Saracens last March at New York’s Red Bull Arena.
Saracens CEO Heath Harvey said: “Our recent experiences in the USA show that there's a strong appetite for our game across the Atlantic and Saracens are very keen to do what we can to continue to grow the game of rugby in the United States. The fixture at the Talen Energy Stadium also presents an opportunity for Saracens to continue to build strong links in the USA, with the Club having already played Stateside in 2016 and having a presence in the country with Seattle Saracens as one of our nine Global Network sides."
Harvey added: “We’re very excited that Saracens will be at the forefront of yet another innovation to help grow our wonderful game.”
Ticket Information: Tickets for the match will go on sale on 20 June. Fans can now register for exclusive news and ticket updates at premiershiprugbyusa.com