Moose Rugby Grounds



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

Facilities Layout


  • 21 and Under Welcome:
  • 21 Must be 21 + to Taste:
  • Air Conditioning:
  • Breakfast Pre-Packaged/Grab and Go Included:
  • Budget Friendly:
  • Cancellation Policy:
  • Coffee Maker In Room:
  • Comp Policy (Groups 10+ rooms):
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
  • Family Friendly:
  • Gift/Sundry Shop on Site:
  • Girlfriend Getaways:
  • Group Friendly (10+ rooms):
  • Group Friendly with Reservations:
  • King/Queen Select Comfort Number Beds:
  • Locally owned:
  • Loyalty Points Offered:
  • Online Reservations:
  • Open 24 Hour:
  • Sanitation of Rooms:
  • Seasonal Winter Rates Offered:
  • Senior Discounts:
  • Smoke Free:
  • Baggage Handling Fees:

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