World Rugby has announced that Glendale in Colorado will host the opening round of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series next season.
The introduction of the round, which will be hosted by USA Rugby, will bring the total number of events on the calendar to six.
The event will take place on October 20-21, with existing rounds in Dubai, Sydney, Kitakyushu, Langford and Paris set to follow on the schedule.
The Glendale event will take place at Infinity Park.
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: “We are delighted to be expanding the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series next season, creating and delivering more high-performance quality competitions for participating teams, which is a key strand of the wider Women’s Plan 2017-25.”
USA Rugby's general manager of women’s high performance, Emilie Bydwell, added: “We are thrilled to have a World Rugby Women's Sevens Series stop return to the United States next season. Glendale is an incredible venue and the opportunity to kick off an Olympic qualification season at home in front of our athletes' family, friends and fans is amazing.”