Langford’s Starlight Stadium to host MLR match in 2022
Toronto Arrows will face LA Giltinis on February 11 on Vancouver Island
Major League Rugby is coming to Vancouver Island in 2022!
Langford’s Startlight Stadium will play host to the Toronto Arrows and LA Giltinis for their Round 2 regular season MLR match on Friday, February 11, 2022. The match will kick off at 7:00pm PT.
The cross-conference clash, which is a designated home match for the Arrows, will mark the first time a regular season MLR match has been played in a Canadian province outside of Ontario.
Starlight Stadium is a premium-grade artificial turf field that can host upwards of 6,000 guests. Located in Langford, the field is home to Rugby Canada, the Westshore Rebels (Canadian Junior Football League), and Pacific FC (Canadian Premier League). The stadium has hosted a multitude of high-profile sporting, entertainment and community events since opening its doors in 2009.
Mark Winokur, Toronto Arrows Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, said: “British Columbia has a long and storied tradition of rugby across the province, and we know our match with Los Angeles will have an incredible atmosphere in a stadium of passionate fans.”
“As Canada’s representative team in Major League Rugby, our ties to British Columbia are strong. Our roster features several players who were born and raised in the province, along with many players who have played at Premier League and Coastal Cup clubs, which will make this match feel like a homecoming for many of our guys.”
“We’re looking forward to having the opportunity to test ourselves against the reigning MLR champions early in our 2022 schedule. In preparing for what should be a great match and a fantastic event, we’ll be continuing to work closely with the City of Langford, Rugby Canada, and BC Rugby to help make this fixture a day to remember for players and fans alike.”
For more information on the Toronto Arrows, visit their website.