2017 Media Credential Procedure – Collegiate Rugby Championship

2017 Media Credential Procedure

2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Credential Pickup Locations & Tournament Media Procedures

Media Credential Pickup

Media credentials for the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship will be available at the locations below during the listed dates and times:

Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Tournament Office inside Sheraton Hotel on the second floor 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Thursday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT

Talen Energy Stadium: Table located in front festival entrance

  • Friday, June 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. ET; 2 to 3 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, June 3 from 7:30 to 8 a.m. ET; 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, June 4 from 9 to 10 a.m. ET

Press Box Info & Procedures

  • The press box will open when general admission gates open for each day of competition.
  • Free WiFi will be provided and log-in information will be available at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship media center located inside the press box.
  • Photo vests will be available for pick up and return at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship media center located inside the press box.
  • Media who applied for a workstation will be assigned a number for their designated workstation for the week.
  • Media without a workstation assignment are welcome to sit in open seating in the designated areas of the press box. Open seating is based on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Food will be provided in the media center throughout the tournament during designated time windows. Please do not leave your trash lying around the press box. This is a working environment.
  • If any media is found with alcoholic beverages or not working as designated in their assignment letter, the result will be an immediate revoking of their credential and dismissal from all press areas.

Interview Procedures for Print/Online

  1. No media will be allowed in the player locker room areas to conduct interviews.
  2. Interviews will be available with players and coaches immediately following matches. If you wish to conduct an interview, it is recommended that you inform the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship media center of any specific interview requests for assistance in coordinating interviews following matches.
  3. Media must be at the designated “mix zone” prior to the end of that team’s match. Team managers will provide available players, and the duration of interviews is at each player’s and/or coach’s allowance.

Photography Procedures & Restrictions

  1. No photography is allowed in the player locker room areas.
  2. Photographers must have a valid photo credential and photo vest to shoot from the designated photography areas on the field. Credentials must be worn outside of the vests.
  3. There will be a photo marshal directing all activity in the photography pits. Failure to adhere to the marshal’s direction will result in an immediate revoking of your credential and dismissal from all press areas.
  4. Absolutely no filming (video) of tournament play is allowed during the tournament. Failure to adhere to the filming regulations will result in an immediate revoking of your credential and dismissal from all press areas.

COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP NOTICE

Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship LLC owns and retains all proprietary rights in and to all copyright materials created of its events.

All persons that attend a Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship LLC event agree that any photos or videos created by them of a Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship LLC event, and any derivative, compilations, sequel or series, is owned solely and exclusively Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship LLC, and that they shall not exhibit, copy, sell or distribute the photos and/or videos in any way.

Any and all rights shall inure to the sole benefit of Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship LLC.

ANY AND ALL RIGHTS SHALL INURE TO THE SOLE BENEFIT OF Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship LLC.

Tournament Location

  • Talen Energy Stadium
  • 1 Stadium Dr,
  • Chester, PA 19013

Parking

All media will have free access to Talen Energy Stadium parking area with their media credential and assigned parking pass. Again – early credential pickup is recommended to obtain parking passes. The parking area and credential pickup location are highlighted in the map below.

Tournament Schedule

Saturday, June 3 – Day One of Tournament

  • Gates Open: 7:30 a.m.
  • First Match: 8:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 4 – Day Two of Tournament

  • Gates Open: 7:30 a.m.
  • First Match: 8:00 a.m.

About United World Sports:

United World Sports (UWS) LLC hosts a dynamic line up of emerging sports properties and has quickly become the leader at delivering premier international sports properties to U.S. audiences. UWS’ flagship property is the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship held annually in Las Vegas. This exciting 16-nation, three-day tournament has become the largest attended rugby event in North America with more than 80,000 fans coming to Sam Boyd Stadium. Broadcast live on NBC Sports the tournament serves as the only U.S. stop on a nine-city world tour and reaches more than 400 million television households worldwide. Additional UWS properties include the Las Vegas Invitational, which occurs alongside the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship and is the largest participatory rugby tournament in the western hemisphere; the America’s Rugby Seven’s Cup; the Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship (CRC); and the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup  Rugby Championship.

About Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Rugby:

Held annually at Talen Energy Stadium during the first weekend in June, the two-day Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is the largest gathering of men’s and women’s collegiate and high school rugby teams in the world, and with over 30,000 fans anticipated to be in attendance, the Collegiate Rugby Championship is the largest rugby event on the east coast.

Founded in partnership with NBC Sports and United World Sports, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship features over 70 matches of men’s and women’s competition, a massive sport, music and food festival, and a week full of college rugby events throughout the city. Entering its 7th season, the CRC and has become a celebration of collegiate rugby in the United States and serves as the national championship of rugby sevens at the college level. For more information, visit usasevenscrc.com.

Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, rugby sevens is played with just seven players per team.  Matches have seven-minute halves with two-minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators.

About NBC Sports Group

When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January of 2011, the broad reach and storied history of NBC Sports united with Comcast’s 24/7 ability to super-serve fans to create the NBC Sports Group. The new sports media company consists of an array of broadcast television, cable television and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports & Olympics, Golf Channel, NBCSN, 11 SportNets (regional sports networks) and their respective websites. Together, the new combined assets of the NBC Sports Group possess an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, IndyCar, French Open, Tour de France, and many more.

Media Contacts

Jim DeLorenzo, jim@jhdenterprises.com, (215) 266-5943
Joe Favorito, fatherknickerbocker1@yahoo.com, (201) 746-0005
Clara Lefton, clara.lefton@gmail.com