Posted @ 9/4/2015 By ARU Media UnitPosted in [ ARU Media ] | 0 Comments
The best Rugby Sevens players from around the World will be coming to Sydney in February 2016, with fans encouraged to celebrate the international nature of Sevens by dressing up in their best international costumes as they watch global superstars Sonny Bill Williams and Henry Speight strutting their stuff on the pitch.
Tickets for the carnival of Rugby that is the HSBC Sydney 7s go on sale today from 9am (Friday 4 September) coinciding with the announcement that the theme for the international extravaganza in 2016 will be ‘Go Global’, so get your international outfits ready for two days of action packed entertainment.
The inaugural HSBC Sydney 7s takes place on the weekend of 6-7 February at Allianz Stadium with adult tickets available from as little as $30 for a single-day ticket or just $50 for a two-day pass. Family passes can be purchased from $60 (single-day) or $100 (two-day) via Ticketek.
The HSBC Sydney 7s will have an international flavour like no other event in the Harbour City with a huge influx of visitors expected from Rugby-mad countries such as New Zealand, Fiji, England and Samoa joining Australians at the 45,500-seat stadium for two days of free-flowing, fast-paced Rugby action.
NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the Sydney 7s will be a highlight of the Summer Major Events Calendar, and is expected to contribute up to $7 million to the NSW economy in visitor spend.
“The inaugural Sydney 7s promises to be a fantastic event, and I’m pleased it has been secured for Sydney through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. I’d encourage rugby fans from around Australia and the world to book their tickets today and be a part of the summer festival of Sevens in Sydney,” Mr Ayres said.
Bill Pulver, Australian Rugby Union CEO, said: “The HSBC Sydney 7s will be a sporting and social event not to be missed. Early indications suggest there is a huge excitement among the Rugby community in Sydney, across Australia and overseas for what will be a memorable weekend.
“The event will give Australians the opportunity to watch the finest global athletes on the planet play on our turf, while overseas visitors will be able to not only sample the action on the pitch but experience the sheer beauty of Sydney.”
Fans looking for the ultimate party zone should head to the South Stand (+18 only) for the full carnival experience with additional activities and music. You must be in ‘Go Global’ fancy dress in this section. No additional cost, but space is limited (18+ area. ID check on entry).
Taking place only six months before Rugby Sevens makes its eagerly-anticipated debut in the biggest event of them all, the Summer Olympics, every country will be looking to put on a spectacular show of free-flowing action to a global audience before Rio.
In the coming months, event organisers will announce additional entertainment outside of the action on the main pitch that will add to the week-long Festival of Sevens activity.
International and inter-state visitors will also have the opportunity to experience one of the most stunning cities in the world. Whether it be taking in a show at the Sydney Opera House, experiencing the golden sands of Bondi Beach or walking over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney's tourist hot-spots are not to be missed.
So what is Rugby Sevens?
• 7 players on each team
• 7 minutes a half on a full-sized Rugby pitch
• Stats say that a try is scored every two and a half minutes!
• Rugby Sevens is to be played at the 2016 Olympic Games for the first time in the history of the sport
• 16 international teams play 45 matches across two days
Ticket Prices for the Sydney 7s:
Day Pass (One-Day) – General Admission - $30
Day Pass (One-Day) - Reserved - $40
Event Pass (Two-Day) – General Admission - $50
Event Pass (Two-Day) - Reserved - $70
Ticket Agent: Ticketek 132 849, www.ticketek.com.au
Full Series Dates for the 2015-16 Sevens World Series:
• 5-6 December 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
• 12-13 December 2015 – Cape Town, South Africa
• 29-30 January 2016 – Wellington, New Zealand
• 6-7 February 2016 – Sydney, Australia
• 4-6 March 2016 – Las Vegas, USA
• 12-13 March 2016 – Vancouver, Canada
• 8-10 April 2016 – Hong Kong
• 16-17 April 2016 – Singapore
• 14-15 May 2016 – Paris, France
• 21-22 May 2016 – London, England
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