More than half of the tournament passes for the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens has been sold. Ticket categories such as Platinum ($300) and Category Two ($40) are sold out. The two day tournament will be taking place on the Easter Sunday weekend of 15 and 16 April this year.
2016 edition broke attendance records
One of 10 stops on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens circuit, the 2016 edition for the Singapore tournament broke attendance records for a rugby event in Singapore with more than 25,000 two day season passes sold out.
This year, Rugby Singapore has a target of 29,500 tickets and with less than three months to kick off, the Platinum $300 seats – with exclusive food and beverage privileges, as well as the Category Two $40 passes are sold out.
Said Low Teo Ping, 72, Chairman of Rugby Singaporean and the President of the Singapore Rugby Union, “This suggests that the Singapore Sevens is steadily creating a niche for itself in the local sporting calendar and it is slowly but surely winning the hearts of Singaporean fans.”
He added, “The wholehearted participation of fans is helping to put Singapore on the world map as a must visit destination for rugby fans from around the globe. This is the second year that Rugby Singapore is organising this event, and we promise our visitors a weekend of world class sporting action and family friendly entertainment at our iconic National Stadium.”
87 per cent of attendees were satisfied with their experience
More than 8,000 fans who had turned up for the 2016 event were from overseas and 87 per cent of the total attendees went home satisfied with their experience. According to the organisers, there is a strong demand for tickets from Malaysia and Thailand as well as Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Theme of Show Your Colours
Taking on the theme of Show Your Colours this year, the 2017 event will give audiences the chance to experience two days of edge of the seat action from the comfort of air conditioned seats. The unique concourse area will also give spectators the chance to mingle freely and not be restrained to their seats. The Fun Zone and merchandise booths are also easily accessible from the spectator stands.
Said Low, “Like last year, we hope to see entire families or groups of friends attending in fancy dress. We want to attract more Singaporeans and expat families to join in the fun.”
He added, “We are just days away from confirming a Kids Drop Off zone where parents can leave their children for three hours at a time, and the youngsters will stay engaged with fun and enriching activities amidst a safe environment and professional child minders.”
Matches kick off from 11am – 9pm
Matches will kick off from 11am onwards and continue till about 9pm. In between hard hitting and lightning quick tries, spectators can also expect live entertainment and top notch food and beverages.
Hopes to attract young people
The organisers are also hoping to attract more young people, through the local ITEs, polytechnics and universities, by offering discounts on ticket categories using valid student ID cards.
A pre tournament social media campaign for fans to vote on their favourite songs to be played and sung at the Stadium is also being planned, and the organisers are also likely to be making use of the stadium’s LED screens and jumbotron for the live entertainment.
Tickets are still available.
Two day adult season passes in Category 1 are priced at $150 each and these are still available. As well, there are family packages for two adults and two children (under 18) at $320. Premium seats are also available for $200 and the Sevens VIP Package is priced at $1,600.
To buy your tickets and for more information, head to www.singapore7s.sg.