Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex
After decades of dreaming and fundraising, the Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex (WRSC) broke ground on its Clubhouse in May, 2021. The WRSC is a Championship level facility, offering locker rooms, training facilities, referee rooms, a banquet hall, and balcony viewing overlooking two full sized pitches.
The Clubhouse 2020 Campaign
Nearly 13 years old, the Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex is the thriving home to our MUR member rugby clubs – Youth Flag through Senior Club. It’s also one of the country’s best competitive athletic grounds, welcoming other community athletic events such as hurling, soccer, and bicycling.
Since its inception, MUR have striven to make the WRSC the premier rugby location in the midwest. The current 8,000 sq ft, two-story Clubhouse is the result of a decade of careful planning from rugby community leaders. The Clubhouse 2020 capital campaign was a truly grassroots community effort on the part of the members, supporters, and friends of the Madison United Rugby family of teams.
The WRSC facility now proudly offers:
Two full sized match-day rugby fields with a lush carpet of grass, including the John Sanders Championship pitch
7,000 square foot Clubhouse with 2,600 square foot event center and viewing decks overlooking each pitch
A bar, 210 square foot kitchen, four locker rooms with showers, training facilities, and both indoor & outdoor restrooms
Outdoor pavilion with seating
Bleacher seating for 1,000+ spectators
Marc Kennedy, WRC Old Boy, Donor
“We have the opportunity to give back and continue to be part of the best sport ever, one that has provided so many memories, friendships and for many has expanded horizons."
Madison United Rugby founded
Madison United Rugby (a 501c3 non-profit) was founded to develop the sport of Rugby in Dane County, WI. MUR owns and operates the Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex in Cottage Grove, WI which was home to two beautiful rugby pitches, with dreams of a future Clubhouse and championship match day facilities.
Clubhouse 2020 Capital Campaign
After years of planning and fundraising, a final capital campaign was kicked off with the goal to raise $1.6m to cover the construction costs for the WRSC and to seed a sustainable budget for the operations of the facility. The campaign was generously supported by members of the MUR community.
Clubhouse breaks ground
After over a decade of fundraising and development the Clubhouse broke ground in Spring on the 8,000 sq. ft., two-story clubhouse with the goal of completion by Fall of 2022.
Sept. 24th 2021
A very special rugby day in Wisconsin rugby community as the Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex has its official Opening Day for the new clubhouse in Cottage Grove.