The SaberCats Experience
Houston's Rugby Team
The Houston SaberCats, one of seven teams in the Major League Rugby (MLR) league, made its home in Houston in 2018. The team began its inaugural home season January 2018 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, where the team remained until AVEVA Stadium opened in 2019. The team began in 2017 as the Houston Strikers, but rebranded themselves when they joined the Major League Rugby as one of the founding teams.
The SaberCats play against teams from Houston, New Orleans, Austin, Glendale (Denver), Salt Lake, Seattle and San Diego.
In Central Southwest Houston, AVEVA Stadium opened in 2019 as the first rugby stadium in Houston and the second to open in the United States. The goal was to bring an affinity for Rugby in the United States. The stadium seats more than 3,000 people and has a total capacity of more than 4,000. Rugby fans have the option to purchase one of the stadiums 600 VIP seats right in the middle of the stadium for a perfect vantage point. Seating is reserved only with no general admission. The AVEVA Stadium parking lot hosts parking for 1,200 vehicles.