Minneapolis has been chosen as the site for the 2010 Bingham Cup, the biennial gay-rugby tournament that honors United 93 hero Mark Bingham and has become the equivalent of the gay rugby world cup. The host team is the Minneapolis Mayhem RFC.
The choice of Minneapolis marks a sign of strength and growth for gay rugby. The first four cities to host the tournament either had a direct tie to Mark Bingham himself (San Francisco and New York) or have been places where rugby is incredibly popular (London and Dublin). But the choice of Minneapolis, where rugby isn't exactly at the top of most people's minds, demonstrates that gay rugby has a firm foothold in our culture and that it's here to stay.
To see more information on what to expect in Minneapolis, check out their 33-page bid document.