LANSING, Mich.— The Greater Lansing Sports Authority is pleased to partner with the Capital Area Rugby Foundation and the Michigan Rugby Union to bring the 2019 Michigan Rugby Cup to the Capital Region. The event, sanctioned by USA Rugby, will consist of 12 adult men’s teams from across the Midwest and will be held at Hope Sports Complex Saturday August 10, 2019.

Rugby teams, family and fans from locations like Detroit, Toledo, Flint, Kalamazoo and Traverse City, will be arriving in Greater Lansing for the event starting Friday, August 9. This is the third time the annual event will be held in Greater Lansing.

“This event is a great fit for Greater Lansing and the Capital Area Rugby Foundation has been a great partner,” said Mike Price, Executive Director for the GLSA. “Between the support from our local club and our great venue partner, Hope Sports Complex, we’re looking forward to a really fun event.”

Waylon Sanford, Head Coach of the Capital Area Crisis Rugby Football Club, is also glad to see the event returning to mid-Michigan. “It’s a point of pride to host this event in Lansing,” said Sanford. “The event rotates around the state but teams have liked it here, I like it here, and we’re glad to work with the GLSA to play host.”

Rugby matches begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and go until 4 p.m. Admission for the Michigan Rugby Cup is free with a small charge for parking. For more information about the tournament visit For more information about the GLSA visit


The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is a division of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. The GLSA’s mission is to be the leading voice of sports tourism in the Greater Lansing area and to promote economic growth by attracting a diverse range of sporting events to the region. The GLSA will strive to enhance the quality of life for area residents through the development of local sports and fitness programs 
for all ages, and to support the continued development and maintenance of safe, high-quality athletic facilities.