Seattle Seawolves

  • Canterbury And Crusaders Invest In MLR Team Seattle Seawolves

    The American MLR competition will be taken more seriously outside the US after New Zealand provincial organisation, Canterbury Rugby Union and their pro-team the Crusaders announced they had taken minority ownership in the Seattle Seawolves. Stuff.co.nz reported that Canterbury and the Crusaders say they will do what they can to help develop players for the Seawolves. The Seattle-based team was formed last year and will kick off its inaugural season in the new North American professional competi...

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  • Seattle Becomes Latest Club In Saracens' Global Network

    Saracens have expanded their global network even further with the addition of an eighth club, Seattle OPSB Rugby Club, which will now be known as Seattle Saracens. Running Rugby revealed back in December that the Barnet-based outfit was looking for a club in the USA to join a list that already includes clubs in Moscow, Sao Paulo, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Nairobi, Tonga and Romania and the side formerly known as Seattle Old Puget Sound Beach RFC has now been confirmed as the latest addition. As w...

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  • Face-To-Face With...Bart Wiley

    Vice president of business operations at Seattle Sounders Bart Wiley talks to Running Rugby about his role in attempting to make the Sounders the most efficient and successful club in the MLS. He discusses the challenge of maintaining and increasing attendance levels, how the club uses CRM systems and what he has learnt from experience and at the Beyond CRM event at Lord's Cricket Ground.

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  • MLR Forms A New Plan For Pro Rugby In The US

    Professional rugby union in the United States will rise again in 2018 in the form of Major League Rugby (MLR) which claimed in a press release late last week that it will become the premier rugby competition in the United States. Formed and owned mostly by a group of pre-existing domestic clubs the inaugural league will feature nine teams in a competition to run in the spring of 2018 and to climax before the June international test window. MLR will launch with members in: Glendale, CO; Kansas Ci...

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  • Rugby Seeks Loyalty Link To Boost Revenue

    It is one thing to get them through the door…making them come back is another issue. Returning customers are the lifeblood of any business, but particularly for professional sports organisations who only `trade` on average once a fortnight when the fixture list delivers a home game. For time immemorial sports clubs appeared to take it for granted that fans would turn up and made little effort to attract both the hard core and fair weather fans. Times have most definitely changed with advanced...

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  • Cashless Grounds Could Lead To Card Times

    The smart card society is growing with each passing year, with a `swipe` replacing the jingle of cash when it comes to payment. The concept has reached rugby with Top 14 Orange club Montpellier being the first oval ball side to adopt a cashless system of payment at their home ground.Visitors to the 15,000-capacity Stade Yves-du-Manoir (pictured) can purchase food, drinks and rugby paraphernalia via a card.“The card is read as you go into the stadium; it has your ID on it,” explains Peter Oli...

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  • The Yanks are coming!

    GARTH DAWSON, of marketing company korero, on lessons rugby can learn from American sports marketing   June 28, 2005 - Malcolm Glazer takes full ownership of Manchester United FC September 5, 2006 - Randy Lerner buys majority share of Aston Villa FC February 6, 2007 - George Gillett and Tom Hicks buy Liverpool FC September 29/30 2007 – NHL’s Anaheim Ducks v Los Angeles Kings (O2 Arena) October 10, 2007 – NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics, (O2 Arena) October 28, 2007 – NFL...

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