The City of Glendale, Colo. and the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to hold the 2012 and 2013 NSCRO Men's Collegiate Division 3 National Rugby Championship at Infinity Park. The 2012 event will be held on April 28 and 29.
The City of Glendale built Infinity Park in 2007 for rugby use and declared rugby to be the official sport of the town. Infinity Park has since hosted many major national championships as well as national and international tournaments.
"The City is pleased to support NSCRO and their small college national championship event as a further extension of the City's goal to bring national caliber events into Glendale and Infinity Park," said Patrick Guthrie, Director of Sports Development and Broadcast for Infinity Park. Additional information about Infinity Park can be found at http://www.infinityparkatglendale.com/ .
NSCRO was co-founded by Steve Cohen and Chip Auscavitch in 2007 in order to establish an official organization to create and oversee a National Division 3 Collegiate playoff system. NSCRO does this for Men's and Women's Division 3 and and Women's Division 4. Starting this Fall season, about 170 teams are expected to be competing in Division 3 and be eligible for qualifying for the NSCRO playoffs. This is a growth of nearly 70% from 2009. Information about NSCRO can be found at www.nscro.org and by contacting NSCRO President, Steve Cohen, at
NSCRO has been continually working to raise the profile of small college rugby by hosting the Division 3 Championships at quality venues. Prior to 2009, the Championships (both NSCRO and its predecessor, the East Coast Championship) were hosted by a local rugby club, including collegiate venues at Furman University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wake Forest University and Hamilton College. In 2010 and again in 2011, the City of Virginia Beach's Sportsplex Stadium became the venue for the Championship event.
The Sportsplex Stadium is recognized as one of the finest facilities in the country and the experience was a great one for the teams and the fans in attendance. With Infinity Park becoming the venue for its Championship, NSCRO has again raised the profile for these deserving student-athletes.