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By ARU Media Unit
Australian Rugby Union, the Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council today encouraged people to be on their toes as tickets to the inaugural Gold Coast Sevens – Fever Pitch tournament go on sale today.
From 9:00 this morning fans have been able to secure their tickets to two days of fast, fun and exciting International Rugby Sevens from the ticketek website – www.ticketek.com.au.
ARU General Manager of Sevens, Peter Friend and Minister for Sport, Phil Reeves reminded people to get in quick to ensure they don’t miss out on the two day event.
Tickets are expected to be snapped up quickly for the inaugural two day event, which is set to light up the Gold Coast on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November and kick-off the first of nine legs on the HSBC Sevens World Series 2011/12.
Queensland Sports Minister Phil Reeves said the excitement is continuing to build around the event, supported by the Queensland Government through Events Queensland, as tickets went on sale this morning.
“Queenslanders love their Rugby and we’re well and truly cementing our status as Australia’s true Rugby heartland and reinforcing our reputation as the events state and the champions state,” Minister Reeves said.
“Hosting an international event of this calibre supports our bid effort for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and will deliver a major boost to the Gold Coast tourism industry by drawing crowds from interstate and overseas.
“I encourage Rugby fans heading to the Gold Coast for the event to make the most of it and join in the Festival of Rugby, an eight-day celebration turning the Gold Coast into ‘Rugby Central’, in the lead up to Gold Coast Sevens – Fever Pitch.”
ARU General Manager of Sevens, Peter Friend said the excitement for the opening leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series 2011/12 was impressive.
“There is a real buzz of excitement around Gold Coast Sevens – Fever Pitch and I have no doubt that tickets will be snapped up quite quickly,” Mr Friend said.
“There is still plenty of work to do before we reach kick-off and the team at ARU are continuing to work closely with Events Queensland to ensure the inaugural two-day tournament excites both on and off the field.
“We have already announced a number of non-Rugby related entertainment for the tournament including, DJs, un-fashionables on the field, live music and a range of food and drink stalls and there is plenty more still to come.
Gold Coast City Mayor Ron Clarke said Gold Coasters were passionate about their sport and the Sevens tournament was a not-to-be-missed event.
"Securing the Sevens was a real coup for the Gold Coast which already has a well-earned reputation as a major events city,” Mr Clarke said.
“With the outstanding performance of the Queensland Reds last season, and the current World Cup campaign by the Wallabies, the community's passion for Rugby is riding high and the Sevens will no doubt be an extremely popular ongoing event here on the Gold Coast.
"It is essential the city continues to attract world-class sporting events, both for the economy and enjoyment of our residents, so I urge all rugby fans to get along to Gold Coast Sevens - Fever Pitch."
Tickets to the inaugural Gold Coast Sevens – Fever Pitch event go on sale today, Tuesday 18 October at 9am via the Ticketek website – www.ticketek.com.au, a full list of ticket prices for the two-day event is below.
Gold Coast Sevens - Fever Pitch 2011 - Ticket Prices
Two Day Packages:
Reserved – Adult $119
Reserved – Concession $79
Reserved – Family* $238
General Admission – Adult $79
General Admission – Concession $49
General Admission – Family* $158
Day 1 Only:
Reserved – Adult $59
Reserved – Concession $39
Reserved – Family* $118
General Admission – Adult $39
General Admission – Concession $25
General Admission – Family* $78
Day 2 Only:
Reserved – Adult $69
Reserved – Concession $45
Reserved – Family* $138
General Admission – Adult $49
General Admission – Concession $30
General Admission – Family* $98
*A family is considered to be either 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children.
The inaugural Gold Coast Sevens – Fever Pitch tournament is proudly brought to the Gold Coast through a partnership between ARU, the Queensland Government through Events Queensland and Gold Coast City Council.
Qantas Australian Rugby Sevens stars Emilee Cherry and Cameron Clark have been rewarded for their stellar performances throughout their respective 2013/14 seasons after picking up three awards between them at the 2014 John Eales Medal in Sydney.