Sevens returns to Singapore

SINGAPORE, 2 November 2015: Tickets for the 2016 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens went on sale last Friday, with organisers expecting a strong turn-out from both local fans and overseas visitors for the family-friendly rugby spectacle mid-April 2016.

Singapore is the only Southeast Asian city on the global circuit and the eighth of 10 legs on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

It joins Hong Kong on the global circuit, a destination that has been linked with the game since it was launched in the 1980s.

The Sevens returns to Singapore after a 10 year gap. It was held at the old national stadium, 2004 to 2006.

inside no 9Singapore’s iconic National Stadium with the world’s biggest freestanding dome will play host to the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens over the weekend 16 and 17 April 2016.

With Rugby Sevens making its historic debut as an Olympic sport in next year’s Summer Games, fans can expect to see the world’s top rugby players in Singapore as they build momentum on their Road to Rio campaigns.

“Ticket prices have been kept affordable to enable all overseas visitors to enjoy the spectacle that is Sevens rugby,” said Rugby Singapore’s general manager Stephanie Wong. “Rain or shine, spectators can watch world-class rugby action in comfort under the world’s largest dome and party in the stands with the global rugby family. We encourage spectators to join in the rugby festival by coming in fancy dress and revel to our in-stadium entertainment and fun-filled activities in the Fanzone.”

Fans can expect face painting, balloon sculpting, performances from roving buskers, percussion bands, magicians and other lifestyle entertainers at the Rugby Fanzone. With provisions made for families such as Kids Drop Off area, the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens promises to be an awesome family day out and the sporting entertainment event of the year, the organisers promise.

Two-day passes start (excluding booking fees) as low as SGD100 for adults and SGD2 for children.

During the Early Bird period up to 31 December, Category One two-day passes (fixed seating) are SGD120 for adults, SGD 60 for youths 12 to 18 years old and children under 12; while Category Two (free seating) passes are SGD100 (adults), SGD50 (youth) and SGD2 (children). A family package for two adults and two children under 12 for Category One (fixed seating) is only SGD324.

inside no 9.1To buy tickets online, log onto http://www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix.

For avid rugby fans seeking an unrivalled hospitality experience for themselves and their corporate guests or friends, be sure to consider the Members’ Club package that allows for exclusive entry via the National Stadium Club Lobby and direct access to a comfortable private, air-conditioned hospitality lounge with live TV feed, multi course meals and free flow of beer, wine and beverages.

“Singapore is a great host city for the Sevens for regional rugby fans as it has so much to offer in terms of local attractions and the National Stadium is truly a world-class venue for sports,” said Singapore-based former England international and Sevens star James Forrester.

He added: “For those who never experienced a Sevens tournament, it’s full contact, high collision and expect plenty of pace, skill and excitement packed into a 14-minute game.”

The 15 core teams are reigning World Rugby Seven Series champion Fiji, Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Kenya, Portugal, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, United States, Wales, Russia and 12-time Seven Series champion New Zealand.

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