Randalls Island Policy / Procedures

Empire GU utilizes Randall's Island in Manhattan to provide member clubs in the NYC Metro area with practice and match facilities. Fields 74 and 75 at Randall's Island are earmarked for Rugby-specific use, and a number of clubs use these as their home or main fields. In addition, EGU utilizes Randall's to host playoffs, crossover, friendlies, youth and international events.

EGU works in conjunction with the NYC Parks Department to secure official permits for use of fields at Randall's. Per NYC Parks policy, as the league organizer, EGU must submit the application for and hold all permits. NYC Parks bills EGU directly for the field time based on the permits secured. At the conclusion of each season (Fall or Spring/Summer), clubs are billed by EGU (at the current NYC Parks rate) for their field allocations (practice and matches).

Club Field Requests
Clubs must submit a complete list of requested dates for practice and game needs to the EGU Administrator. Requests will be evaluated and scheduled based on the allocations received from NYC Parks.

Deadlines for Randall's requests are as follows:
Fall Season: August 1
Winter Season: October 15
Spring / Summer Seasons: February 1

 ** Club needs that arise in-season will be evaluated and scheduled based on field availability.

Fall and Spring Allocations
* Practice time is typically secured for Tuesdays and Thursdays, with windows allocated for clubs at 6-7:30p and 7:30-9
* Match time is typically secured on Saturdays from 12-6p, with clubs being allocated two-hour blocks for competition

Summer Allocations
* Practice time is typically secured for Tuesdays and Thursdays, with windows allocated for clubs at 6-7:30p and 7:30-9 

Randall's Map & Directions: http://randallsisland.org/navigating-randalls-island