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MSOC | Carleton named host of 2021 U SPORTS Men’s Soccer National Championships

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TORONTO, Ontario – Six new U SPORTS championship hosts were announced on Friday in women’s rugby as well as men’s and women’s soccer.

The selected institutions will each host one year later than their original bid proposal – welcoming the top eight teams in the nation for the Fall 2022 and 2023 tournaments –  in order to accommodate recent cancellations for the upcoming fall season caused by the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

“U SPORTS would like to thank the members who originally bid on the Fall 2021 and 2022 championships for accepting to delay hosting until 2022 and 2023,” said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, Chief Sport Officer at U SPORTS. “This allows the hosts of the cancelled Fall 2020 national championships to present the 2021 editions. We’re excited to unveil our fall championship lineup for the next three years and look forward to a safe return to play in university sport across Canada.”

In 2022, the Victoria Vikes will host the Women’s Rugby Championship, while the Thompson Rivers WolfPack and Laval Rouge et Or are scheduled to host the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships, respectively. In 2023, new hosts include Laval (women’s rugby), the Cape Breton Capers (men’s soccer) and Queen’s Gaels (women’s soccer).

Several of the athletic programs with winning bids are also scheduled to host other fall sports in 2021, thanks to the one-year deferment. The U SPORTS Fall Championship schedule from 2021-23 is as follows:

Sport Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023
Women’s Field Hockey TBD TBD TBD
Women’s Rugby Queen’s Victoria Laval
Men’s Soccer Carleton Thompson Rivers Cape Breton
Women’s Soccer Cape Breton Laval Queen’s
Cross Country Laval TBD TBD
Football – Uteck Bowl CW @ RSEQ CW @ AUS OUA @ RSEQ
Football – Mitchell Bowl AUS @ OUA RSEQ @ OUA AUS @ CW
Football – Vanier Cup TBD TBD TBD


U SPORTS Fall Championship Host Key Facts 

Sport Host Venue Previous Host Championships
Fall 2021
Women’s Rugby Queen’s Nixon Field 2015 None
Men’s Soccer Carleton MNP Park 1984, 2002, 2008 None
Women’s Soccer Cape Breton Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex 2007 2007
Cross Country Laval Plains of Abraham 1988, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2016 2016 Men

2018 Women

Fall 2022
Women’s Rugby Victoria Wallace Field 2005, 2016 None
Men’s Soccer Thompson Rivers Hillside Stadium 2017 None
Women’s Soccer Laval TELUS-UL Stadium 1997, 2014 2014, 2016
Fall 2023
Women’s Rugby Laval TELUS-UL Stadium 2013 2019
Men’s Soccer Cape Breton Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex Never 2017
Women’s Soccer Queen’s Richardson Stadium Never 1988, 2010, 2011

For the full U SPORTS championship hosting schedule, click here.