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The Baker Athletics Complex at Columbia University in New York City has been selected as the venue for the 2018 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship, to be held August 11-12.

Located in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan, the Baker Athletics Complex features both the 3,500-seat Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium and the 17,000-seat Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium will be the primary venue for the Club 7s championship event, and is located next to the Campbell Sports Center, named for Columbia University and Old Blue of New York icon, Bill Campbell.

The 2018 Emirates Airline Club 7s event will feature 32 teams from across the United States, competing in one of the newest Olympic sports for the right to put their name on the Emil Signes Cup. Both the men's and women's divisions annually share the spotlight in equal access to all portions of the event - including equal time in front of the many passionate rugby fans occupying the main field.

"New York is an incredibly exciting location to host Club 7s," noted USA Rugby Club Department Manager Erik Geib. "Old Blue, the Empire GU, and the many clubs in the region are thrilled to see this event return to the East Coast, and USA Rugby is confident that all of our local partners are going to do an excellent job in helping put on a world-class event.