Statement from Free Jacks officials on Massachusetts’ transition to Phase IV
BOSTON, MA — Feb 25, 2021 — Following Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement Thursday regarding a transition to Phase IV beginning March 22, enabling large capacity venues throughout the state to host guests in 2021, the New England Free Jacks look forward to finally welcoming fans to Free Jacks Stadium at Union Point as we host our Inaugural 2.0 Major League Rugby season.
Under Step 1 of Phase IV of the state’s reopening plan, large capacity venues within the state may host fans at 12% capacity. After five weeks of away games in 2020, the Free Jacks season was cut short before the team could host their inaugural home opener. The 2021 New England Free Jacks home schedule is slated to begin April 3rd and will be the first ever MLR match played on home soil in the team’s history.
Regular season kicks off for Major League Rugby on March 20th with the Free Jacks heading to Los Angeles to take on the Giltinis. The Free Jacks athletes have already reported for preseason after undergoing mandatory quarantine and are currently operating in a bubble environment where Tier 1 staff and players are tested twice a week.
The Free Jacks team will be in contact with Founding Members and ticket holders in the coming days to communicate updated information regarding the upcoming season. Founding Membership are still available at very limited capacity. Click the link in our bio to learn more about Founding Membership opportunities.