The Moose Rugby Grounds assures teams a great facility, but also a well-run event, by offering a 12 flat acres in a park like setting with the best playing fields in the Midwest. The private facility is managed by Bottorff and an all-volunteer staff who host 150+ rugby games annually in a partnership agreement with the Moose 599 Lodge of Elkhart, Indiana.
4 championship sized rugby fields
12 acres of flat, grassy land
2 entrance gates on to the Grounds
Paved parking for nearly 500 cars and busses, additional grass parking.
12+ acre playing surfaces are all well maintained with irrigated 4 days a week, mowed twice weekly and fertilized 4 times a year to provide what many say is of the best playing surfaces in the country.
250 seat pavilion with concessions and restrooms
sports PA sound system that can be head on all corners of the Grounds and under the pavilion.
newly constructed press box which allows 2 coaches from each team to watch out of a window from an elevated point.
5’ tall X 8’ wide digital scoreboard
professionally lined game fiels with 4” stripes.
large restraint ropes on fields
permanent steel 30’ goal posts on fields
Events Hosted: Rugby Indiana Semi-State Championship (annual) Rugby Indiana State Championship (every other year) Midwest Boys Championship (annual) Midwest Girls Championship (annual) Midwest All-star Challenge (annual) Boys High School National Championship Big Ten Mens Championship (3 years) NSCRO –Small College regional championship (3 years)
Teams Home Facility:
Penn Boys and Girls Rugby teams Marian Boys Rugby Junior Kingsmen Middle School Rugby Bethel University Mens Rugby Michiana Moose Mens Rugby