Before applying for media credentials, be sure you qualify by checking the criteria below. To be considered for credentials, you must be…
- From working media
- On specific assignment for a recognized news source
Freelance journalists or photographers will not be considered unless they have been specifically requested by a recognized media organization.
Fill out and submit our application here:
Credentials Request Form
MLR Media Protocol
Some things to be aware of:
- Credentials are issued for the express purpose of media coverage. They should not be used for autographs, personal photos, or commercial requests.
- The Houston SaberCats and the MLR reserve the right to revoke media credentials at any time. Additionally, credential requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Interviews must be scheduled through the SaberCats media manager. Media may not contact players or coaching staff directly.
Additional rules apply. For more information, please download the MLR media guide, found in the MLR Resources section below.
In 2017 the Houston Strikers, a local rugby team, decided to re-brand themselves and become one of the founding members of Major League Rugby. The team’s management was excited to choose a new name, saying that the change would reflect a positive and stronger image for their organization.
Soon after, the Houston City Council agreed to the construction of a $3.2 million rugby stadium, to be finished in 2019. The SaberCats then played an exhibition season at a local stadium owned by the Sugarland Skeeters, a professional baseball team.
For the 2018 MLR season, home games for the SaberCats will be played at Dyer Stadium in Houston.
Many of the players come from diverse backgrounds, reflecting the values of the sport, the team, and of the MLR. For more information about our players, go to the team page.
Major League Rugby
In 2018, rugby teams from around the country began competing at the professional level.
Rugby has been a growing area of interest in the US, as it has been in the rest of the world. The time is ripe for professional-level rugby competition. There are already thousands of American clubs and organizations which promote the sport. The MLR began with seven teams which play at the highest levels of American rugby. The league wishes to promote the core values of the game: teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline, and sportsmanship.
More information can be found on the MLR website.
Branding Assets Guide
Houston SaberCats Primary Logo
- Primary brand representation
Houston SaberCats Secondary Logo
- Preferred for use on documents and letterhead
Houston SaberCats Icon
- For use on light pages and backgrounds
- EXO BLACK (Caps)
- Lato Regular
- Lato Black – For headings within body text
Colors and Typography
- Hex: #FCE300
- Pantone: 102
- Hex: #FFF
- Hex: #333
- Pantone: 444
- Hex: #000
Using SaberCats Branding
How to use our Brand
- When using our logo to represent the SaberCats brand, we prefer that businesses and individuals use our “primary” (sabercat icon with identifying text) logo, as seen here.
- Any logo, icon, or header with a solid black background can be used on standard web pages with light backgrounds.
How not to use our Brand
- Do not use any transparent colored logos (primary, secondary, or icon) on white backgrounds. The SaberCats yellow color must never be in contact with a white, or light color.
- Do not recreate the SaberCats primary logo by manipulating our icon, and adding custom text within the black circle.
- Do not change the color or gradient of any of our logos our branding material.
- Do not rotate any of our branding material.