Delta Air Lines to Serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the Free Jacks Lantern Suite Pods, Exclusive Sideline Hospitality Suites at Free Jacks Home Matches

BOSTON — February 18, 2021 —The New England Free Jacks announced today a renewed partnership with Delta Air Lines for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. Delta becomes the Official Air Line of the New England Free Jacks and the announcement builds on the marketing and business partnership established with Delta Air Lines during the shortened 2020 Major League Rugby season.

Delta will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Free Jacks Lantern Suite Pods, the exclusive sideline hospitality suites at Union Point Stadium, where the Free Jacks will host their eight regular season home matches. Delta will also extend their partnership of the franchise’s rugby academy, aimed at developing the sport of rugby and increasing access to the sport across New England.

“Delta’s mission to unite people, with who and what they love, while providing a best-in-class experience aligns with our values and reaffirms our commitment to creating world-class entertainment and hospitality-focused events for fans,” said Free Jacks Co-Founder and CEO, Alex Magleby. “Delta has managed the unprecedented hardships in the airline industry through 2020 by showing their commitment to the health and safety and the experiences of travelers and staff. We are excited about this collaborative partnership with Delta to bring top-flight experiences to our fans both on and off the ground.”

Delta has put in place more than 100 protective measures to ensure a safe travel experience for customers and employees through the Delta CareStandard, including regularly sanitizing high-touch surfaces and changing high-grade HEPA air filters on aircraft twice as often as recommended. Delta is also the only U.S. airline blocking middle seats and limiting capacity through April 30, 2021, to provide more space and extra peace of mind when flying.

In 2019, Delta was Boston’s fastest-growing carrier by daily departures and the airline remains committed to its newest hub as it rebuilds its global network and welcomes more customers back on board. This spring, Delta will resume nonstop service from Logan International Airport to Miami on March 2, and Las Vegas on April 1. Currently, Delta operates 44 peak-day daily departures to 22 destinations, including service to Amsterdam.

“Boston is a key trans-Atlantic gateway to Europe and as demand increases, we’re looking forward to restoring more service to places like Dublin, where rugby is a major part of life,” said Charlie Schewe, Director of New England Sales at Delta. “While we’ll continue to prioritize the health and safety of everyone on board, customers can trust in Delta’s award-winning hospitality and industry-leading reliability that continues to set us apart.”

The Free Jacks begin their 2021 Major League Rugby campaign on March 20th in Los Angeles. The New England-based professional rugby team will play its home opener at Union Point Stadium in Weymouth, Mass., on April 3rd against the Utah Warriors.

The Delta Air Lines Lantern Suite Pods at Union Point Stadium offers the principal hospitality experience at Free Jacks matches. The exclusive sideline suites are located along the western touchline and provide fans the ultimate game day experience with seats closest to the match-day action. Suite owners receive exclusive access and amenities for 12 guests. For ticket information and pricing, contact Tickets, gameday information, and additional details are available at

About Delta Air Lines: Delta is the U.S. global airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability and customer experience. Powered by our employees around the world, Delta has for a decade led the airline industry in operational excellence while maintaining our reputation for award-winning customer service. Today, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our customers and employees. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta has moved quickly to transform the industry standard of clean while offering customers more space across the travel journey. These and numerous other layers of protection ensure a safe and comfortable travel experience for our customers and employees.

About New England Free Jacks:  The Free Jacks are an aspiring and innovative live events, media, and consumer products organization. The core brand in the portfolio is The New England Free Jacks, the humble hard-working free-spirited professional rugby team competing in the emergent and exhilarating Major League Rugby (MLR), the premier North American professional rugby competition. For more information, please visit

Major League Rugby:  Major League Rugby (MLR) is a professional rugby league, launched in April 2018. It is an initiative of the American rugby community, in partnership with private investors, who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels—as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level. MLR is the pinnacle of American rugby, and provides a rallying point for local communities, a focal point for American rugby fans, and an aspirational destination for young athletes. For more information, please visit

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