This Saturday, July 23rd, the Varsity Stadium will host the AUDL East Division playoffs. The New York Empire (7-8) traveled to Washington on Saturday to face the DC Breeze (11-4) to determine which team will make it to the division finals. Since the Rush earned themselves a first round playoff bye into the finals a few weeks ago, we’ve been patiently waiting to see which one of these teams will face the Rush. After a close match last Saturday, the DC Breeze came out on top wining the East semi final game 24-20, advancing them to the East finals. This will be the first time that the RUSH face a team other than the New York Empire in the East division finals. The Rush are 2-1 against the Breeze, beating them 25-24 in a thrilling double OT season opener then 24-23 the following week at the exciting home opener in April.
The Rush have been on high, with a 4 game win streak and an overall season record of 12-2. Earning a first round playoff bye has given the Rush a chance to work on their playoff strategy. This extra time was used to develop their offensive and defensive game putting them in good shape to face DC. This will be the Rush’s 4th consecutive time in the East Division finals, they hold an impressive 52-3 regular season record since they started in the AUDL 3 years ago. No other professional team in Toronto has ever been able to achieve such a record. The team is also in the running for their 4th straight AUDL East Division Championship, which will also lead to their 4th time in Championship Weekend.
The Rush staff have a very thrilling halftime show paired with this very exciting game. Jennifer’s Jazz It Up dance troop will be performing! The troop has performed for the Raptors, Argos and even the Harlem Globe Trotters; One of their biggest crowds being as large as 20, 800 people. We will also like to welcome Master Kang’s Black Belt Martial Arts Academy to the concourse for a special halftime performance! You won’t want to miss the Duke of York post-game after party. Be sure to get wild for a chance to be the Duke of York Fan of The Game! Saturday is going to be humid, so be sure to come inside and cool off in the Layout Lounge where you can enjoy a 4 Degrees Brew. Decide if you prefer the northern lifestyle or the urban experience with the True North of 7 or the new True South of 7 brew. We would also like to welcome Goodlife Fitness to our new family of sponsors! The game is just 5 days away! Be sure to order your tickets online ASAP!
Feel the RUSH July 23rd in the Varsity Stadium at 5PM, gates open at 4.
For more information please visit: http://torontorush.com/
Contact: Evan O'Connor, Ticketing and Event Manager
905 564-4660 x228