Vancouver Rugby Sevens is one of the most fun sporting events in the city. And, if you’re a die-hard rugby fan, we got some great news coming your way. Vancouver might be the host to the Rugby World Cup.
It’s a bit of a strange situation, but we’ll simplify it for you. On Wednesday, the United States announced its bid to host both the Men’s and Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2027 and 2031 respectively. So, in a few years to say the least.
We are proud to support the United States’ bid to host the Men’s Rugby World Cup in 2027 or 2031 and the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2029.
— Events DC (@TheEventsDC) October 20, 2021
Where does Vancouver fit into this? Well, we are on the list of potential host cities for the Cup. We know, it’s a bit weird a Canadian city is on the US’s host city list. But, Vancouver’s inclusion is due to a cross-border partnership spurred by the popularity of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. We’re just excited that Vancouver could become an even bigger destination for rugby.
On the new bid for a Vancouver-based World Cup, a Rugby Canada Spokesperson said in a statement to the Globe and Mail that “Rugby Canada is co-ordinating with the U.S.A. bid committee on information collection for Vancouver around BC Place. The bid is still in its early stages, and further details regarding the bid and Vancouver’s involvement will be released as they come available.”
Other cities being considered are Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, and nearly every other major US city. It’s definitely a wide net.
If the US bid wins out, this would also mark the first time that the Men’s Rugby World Cup would be held in North or South America. So, it would be supremely cool if that history was made in our city.
While we won’t know about the final decision on this for a while still, it’s still a really exciting prospect. Because who doesn’t love watching a game of rugby?