The British American Football Association have shared details of the BUCS Finals for the 2018/19 season!
The Finals will be held at Loughborough University’s state-of-the-art Rugby Rubber Crumb on Sunday 31st March, with the goal of making the finals a much more interactive experience inside a more intimate venue.
It will see both the Premiership and Division One finals take place on the same day and both BUCS and BAFA are looking towards a more festival/carnival ambience with the emphasis on American-style excitement and entertainment both on and off the pitch.
Furthermore, BAFA’s event manager for this University American Football showpiece is Guy Kersey, who has organised and run highly successful Britbowls before and is an experienced events professional with his own specialist company in this field.
Both raised standing for 2,000 extra people and a temporary stand for another 400 spectators will be added, as will a 9.5m LED screen to show replays and highlights. The two finals will also be live streamed on the BUCS YouTube channel and Facebook page.
The music, food and drink offering will be bigger and better, including an outdoor bar, pizza, hotdog and burger outlets, as well as Leicester’s legendary Plukd Chicken, plus there will be a first floor indoor retail and exhibition area for the purchase of merchandise and memorabilia, overlooking the pitch.
Jenny Morris, Head of Sport Delivery & Performance for BUCS, says:
“We’re absolutely thrilled at the prospect of heading to Loughborough for the BUCS American Football Championship and Trophy Finals 2019, because it’s a town synonymous with sporting prowess and a venue that will undoubtedly provide a thrilling spectacle for players, coaches, and fans alike. The stage is once again set for a showcase event highlighting the very best within University Football, but we’re confident this one in Loughborough will be the best yet!”
BAFA Operations Director, Steve Rains, adds:
“We are delighted to be organising the hosting of the American Football Finals day on behalf of BUCS – at a renowned and revered sporting facility which will provide all in attendance with an amazing and rewarding experience. The smaller, arena-style venue should provide the finals with the adrenaline buzz and atmosphere they deserve and perhaps what has been missing somewhat from recent, less-than-full big stadium events”
For event and ticketing info, visit www.bucs.org.uk/americanfootball