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NEW ENGLAND FREE JACKS TO PARTNER WITH DELTA AIR LINES FOR INAUGURAL 2020 SEASON

BOSTON — February 26, 2020 —The New England Free Jacks today announced a marketing and business partnership with Delta Air Lines. Delta will serve as a title sponsor of the Lantern Suite, a 200-person hospitality space at Union Point Stadium, where the Free Jacks will play their home games for the 2020 inaugural season of Major League Rugby. Delta will also partner with the franchise’s future rugby foundation aimed at increasing access to the sport in New England.

“This partnership with Delta reaffirms our commitment to creating world-class entertainment and hospitality-focused sporting events for fans,” said Free Jacks Director of Operations Owen Scannell. “Like the Free Jacks, Delta has a steadfast commitment to a best-in-class customer experience. We are excited about this collaborative partnership with Delta that will bring the Lantern Suite to the forefront of our fans’ hospitality experiences at home games in 2020.”

Delta is Boston’s fastest-growing carrier by daily departures and has more than doubled domestic daily departures in the last five years. Together with its SkyTeam and joint venture airline partners, Delta offers more than 150 daily departures to more than 50 destinations from Logan International Airport. In 2020, Delta will launch four new trans-Atlantic flights from Boston, including new seasonal service to Rome, the carrier’s second daily flight to Paris and new service to London-Gatwick and Manchester. The carrier will also extend seasonal service between Boston and Edinburgh and Lisbon, two popular destinations added in 2019, and non-stop seasonal service to Dublin resumes on March 12.

“Delta continues to deepen our footprint in Boston, and we appreciate this opportunity to partner with New England’s premier rugby team to take our world-class customer experience from the air to the field for Free Jacks fans this season,” said Charlie Schewe, Director of New England Sales at Delta.

The Free Jacks began their Inaugural Season in Major League Rugby on February 8 in Las Vegas as part of Major League Rugby’s Vegas Weekend. The New England-based rugby team will play its home opener at Union Point Stadium in Weymouth, Mass., on March 14, St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, against the Houston SaberCats.

The Delta Air Lines Lantern Suite at Union Point Stadium offers the principal hospitality experience at Free Jacks matches. Located on the berm viewing platform at the north side of the field, the suite delivers a comfortable reception-style environment with indoor and outdoor viewing areas. For ticket information and pricing, contact ticketing@freejacks.com. Tickets, gameday information, and additional details are available at freejacks.com.

About Delta Air Lines: Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is the U.S. global airline leader in products, services, innovation, reliability and customer experience. Powered by its 90,000 people around the world, Delta continues to invest billions in its people, delivering a world-class travel experience and generating industry-leading shareholder returns. With its constant drive to invest, innovate and expand, Delta today is the No. 1 U.S. global airline by total revenue.

About New England Free Jacks:  The New England Free Jacks are greater Boston’s 1st professional rugby team representing all the greatness of the six New England states on and off the field. The Free Jacks were named the 9th member of Major League Rugby in September 2019 and will compete in the 2020 MLR regular season. For more information, please visit www.freejacks.com.

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 https://www.majorleague.rugby/.

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