MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - September 20, 2016) - Metropolis Rugby Football Club (RFC) has officially signed Atomic Data® as one of the club's elite sponsors for the next three years. The Minneapolis based IT solutions leader's logo will be featured prominently on Metropolis RFC's jerseys starting the 2016/2017 season.

The jerseys and associated player gear can be seen during Metropolis RFC's home matches in Northeast Minneapolis and away matches throughout the Midwest at locales like Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH and Kansas City, MO.

"Atomic Data has really done a great job stabilizing our short term and long term future and goals as a club. By being one of our elite level sponsors Atomic Data has provided the needed backing to move closer to professionalizing our club environment for everyone, from our players to the experience our supporters receive," Metropolis president Adam Dilley said. "It's great to have a partner that sees the growth potential with rugby not only in our community, but across the country." Atomic Data will be featured on Metropolis' newest set of jerseys which will be worn for every match.

The three year deal will afford Metropolis RFC the ability to create a richer atmosphere for players and rugby-lovers alike. "We're excited to sponsor a consistent contender in Metropolis RFC. Atomic Data sees the potential in the club and appreciates the club's devotion to community giving," Atomic Data CEO and co-founder Jim Wolford said. "We can't wait to grow with Metropolis RFC."

Privately held Atomic Data, founded in 2001, is Minnesota's premier IT services and private cloud provider. Offering data center colocation, private cloud solutions, private enterprise networks, 24 x 7 live support and monitoring, voice solutions, and Microsoft software development and hosting solutions for customers large and small throughout the globe. Safe. Simple. Smart. That's Atomic Data. To find out more, please visit atomicdata.com or follow Atomic Data on Facebook (facebook.com/atomicdatacenters) and Twitter (@atomicdata). For all other inquiries please contact the Atomic Data Marketing team at Marketing@AtomicData.com or 612.466.2000.

Metropolis RFC is the metamorphosis of two rich rugby traditions via the consolidation in 1992 of Minneapolis RFC, founded in 1960, and Metro RFC, founded in 1980. Metropolis has their eye on professionalization of rugby within their Union by providing top level athletes the best playing environment, and the greater Minnesota community a team they can get behind year in and year out.

Metropolis RFC has played in all of divisions of the USA Rugby game. They are currently one of the only clubs in the Midwest that is home to 5 playing sides from Middle School to Senior side rugby, with both 15's and 7's style rugby. Their top side, Division I, has been a National contender since promotion from Division II in 2004 after winning the Midwest DII Championship. They currently find both of their competitive DI and DII sides making successful and deep runs into the National Playoffs each year, making it to the DI semifinals in both 2012 and 2014. Their second side, while in Division III, displayed its determination to improve its rankings by winning the Division III National Championship in the spring of 2011, earning promotion to Division II.

You can see Metropolis take the pitch regularly at their home in Northeast Minneapolis, 800 Columbia Parkway NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MetropolisRugby or by visiting them online at www.metropolisrugby.com.

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