Montreal Royal (AUDL)

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Montreal Royal
Founded2013
DivisionEastern
Based inMontreal, Quebec
StadiumClaude-Robillard Sports Complex
ColoursBlue, orange, and white
OwnerJean-Levy Champagne, Patrick Gratton, Christian Mathieu, Jean-Phillippe Riopel, Manuel Herreras, Éric Desrosiers, Marie-France Denoncourt, Audrey Ayotte[1]
Head coachMikael Lacombe[2]
Websitewww.royalultimate.com

The Montreal Royal is a professional ultimate franchise based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[3] They are members of the Eastern Division of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). The team was the second Canadian franchise to join the AUDL, after the Toronto Rush.[4] The Royal play their home games at Claude-Robillard Sports Complex in Montreal, Quebec. They played their inaugural game on April 19, 2014, where they hosted the Toronto Rush and lost by a score of 22-14.[5] In this game, the Royal broke the AUDL attendance record previously held by the Rush with more than 3,000 fans.[6][7] The team name has several references: a spring Association de Ultimate de Montréal league team called Royal that the co-owners play on, the Montreal hill Mount Royal, and a nod to the former minor league professional baseball team Montreal Royals.[8]

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  1. ^ "The Owners « Royal de Montréal". Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Coaches « Royal de Montréal". Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Royal de Montréal". Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "The AUDL « Royal de Montréal". Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "AUDL 2014 Full Schedule". Archived from the original on August 10, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "FINAL RUSH HOME GAME – Let's Beat Our Own Record". Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  7. ^ Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen; Adam Ruffner (September 18, 2014). "Catching up with Commissioner Gordon". Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Logo « Royal de Montréal". Retrieved October 6, 2014.