Gates Open at 4.45pm. Curtain Raiser game between the New Zealand Blue Thunder and the Presidents Barbarians starts at 5.30pm. National Championship starts at 7.00pm. with Joy Dennis singing the National Anthem and the New Zealand team performing a HAKA.
This venue is CASH only and the nearest ATM is in the UNF Arena. (5 min walk)
Venue: Soccer Field at UNF (Jacksonville) that is adjacent to Hodges Stadium. The venue has been upgrade with bleacher seating, new scoreboard and sound system.
Entry: Is through the gate that runs directly off parking Lot 18 (North Side of UNF)
Parking: Is in LOT 18. Easiest entry is off CENTRAL PARKWAY (North Entrance to UNF) and park near the road facing the field. Or enter from I-295 and turn LEFT at ECO DRIVE. (See her for map)
Cost: Walk up tickets are $12 CASH and kids 15 and under are FREE (Thanks to Republic Services)
Food and Beverage: There are full Concessions on sale at the venue. (No outside food/beverages/coolers can be bought into the venue)
Merchandise: Event T-shirts and other items from USA Rugby League teams will be on sale during the event
What to Wear: Casual Clothes and comfortable foot ware. (Heels not advised) You can bring in a small personal umbrella (only to be used in case of rain)
What else will be happening at the event: LOTS!! The Jacksonville Jaguars will be onsite offering great deals on Jaguars tickets / JaxArrest.com Axe Maidens will perform during the event / Great prizes to be won in the $1 Halftime Raffle / Various Give-Aways from a variety of vendors
Sponsors and VIP’s: Will be hosted in the SMARTER REMODELING and IDEAL CONDITIONS HEATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING Tent with food and beverages provided by Carrolls Meat Shoppe.
What to do you cannot make the game, but live in Jacksonville: The National Championship will be Televised LIVE on CW17, thanks for our partnership with IKNOWJAX.com. (Please visit their site for great things to see and do in Jacksonville) Of course you are missing 90% of the “feeling” of Rugby League by not seeing it live!!
What to do if you don’t live in Jacksonville: Both the New Zealand vs. Barbarians game and the National Championship games will be streamed LIVE.
For more info on the particular details for both games, visit IKNOWJAX.com on Saturday, OR check the Axemen Facebook page (facebook.com/Jaxaxemen)
5.30pm USA = 10.30pm UK = 7.30am Australia (EST) = 9.30am New Zealand
What to I do after the game is over: You join all four teams and all the fans at the BOLD CITY GRILL at the Sheraton Hotel (Deerwood Park Blvd) for the official post game party and awards.
What to do if I need a Hotel Room: Call the Sheraton Jacksonville on Deerwood Park Blvd and ask for the special AXEMEN Rugby Rate.
Who do we need to say thank you too: Republic Services for the KIDS IN FREE initiative / YAU LAW for adding the Sideline Reporter to the TV Broadcast / KILL CLIFF Sports Recovery Drink for the replay during the broadcast / Smarter Remodeling and Ideal Conditions Heating and Air for the VIP Tent / JAXArrest.com for the lovely Axe Maidens / St. Vincents Health Care / Visit Jacksonville for their PR efforts / City of Jacksonville / Jax Sports Council / Sheraton Hotel / Days Inn Neptune Beach (visiting team hotel) / CW17 / IKNOWJAX.com / University of North Florida / Jacksonville Jaguars / Jacksonville Suns / Joy Dennis / Philadelphia Fight / USA Rugby League / WEB.com, all the local Media for helping promote the event, our incredible fans, and all our amazing volunteer staff and the “AXE-bassadors”.