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BYU rugby: Varsity Cup releases championship ticket and broadcast details

By BYU Rugby Rugby

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, April 16 2013 8:29 a.m. MDT

Seating map for the Varsity Cup National Collegiate Championship at BYU's South Field Stadium.

BYU Rugby, BYUTickets.com

Provo, Utah —The Varsity Cup released ticketing information for the Varsity Cup National Collegiate Rugby Championship game on Monday that's set to be hosted at Brigham Young University’s South Field Stadium on May 4.

Reserved tickets for the Varsity Cup National Collegiate Rugby Championship can be purchased in advance by visiting BYUTickets.com.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 for Prime Reserved, $22 for Chair Reserved, $20 for Bleacher Reserved, $15 for General Admission and $10 for Standing Room.

Fans are advised to purchase their tickets to the Varsity Cup National Collegiate Rugby Championship now due to limited availability and high demand.

The Varsity Cup also announced that it has launched an official YouTube channel to provide live and catch-up content for this year’s Varsity Cup National Collegiate Rugby Championship.

The Varsity Cup YouTube channel can be viewed globally on computers, mobile devices (both Android and iOS mobile operating systems) and internet connected TV consoles, such as Google TV and AppleTV.

With unlimited viewing access through YouTube, the Varsity Cup’s channel will bring the country’s top collegiate rugby championship to rugby fans anywhere in the world.

“This was an important relationship for the Varsity Cup to foster,” BYU head coach David Smyth said. “YouTube’s leadership in video delivery is something the Varsity Cup felt was a perfect fit to give our fans access to this exciting championship series.”

Google’s William Mao, who oversees YouTube’s Sports Content Partnerships, echoed Smyth’s sentiments.

“We are excited that Varsity Cup is starting an official channel on YouTube,” Mao said. "Rugby is a growing sport in America, particularly in the collegiate ranks, and the Varsity Cup’s goals of bringing the game to a wider audience and growing the sport syncs well with YouTube’s goals for the sport on the platform. We look forward to working with them.”

All April 20 Varsity Cup Super-Regional matches will be broadcast live utilizing both the Varsity Cup YouTube channel and Navy Athletic Department’s online video streaming platform in partnership with CBS Sports.

For details on the Eastern Super-Regional streaming go to NavySports.com All-Access video portal. There is a one month subscription fee of $9.95 associated with this service.

Both April 27 Varsity Cup semifinal matches will be streamed live for viewing, but the specific platform will vary based on the possible locations of the semifinal venues. Details will be released next week following the results of the Eastern and Western Super-Regionals.

The Varsity Cup National Collegiate Rugby Championship will be broadcast live using the Varsity Cup YouTube channel on May 4.

The Varsity Cup YouTube Channel will also offer complete and highlighted versions of all Varsity Cup matches.

For more information and insider news on the Varsity Cup and the teams vying for the Varsity Cup follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

The BYU Rugby program is one of the school's most winning sports teams with just 19 losses in more than 20 years. BYU Rugby won the 2009 and 2012 Collegiate National Championship & has promoted 40 All-Americans. For more go to byurugby.com.

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