The 2020 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens tickets are now on sale! Great news for families as children under the age of 4 years receive free entry, while prices start at S$35 for adults, S$17 for youths and S$88 for a family of four.
Stadium configuration remains unchanged from 2019, with Category 1 ticket holders having access to the lower bowl, in-stadium giveaways, best-dressed contests, interactive fan entertainment and a host of other exciting activities in and around the Stadium. The 2020 edition will build on the success of this year’s event which saw some 57,000 fans enjoy the electric atmosphere at the National Stadium where South Africa ultimately triumphed over Fiji in a 20-19 thriller.
Dubbed the Family Sevens for its family-centric format, in addition to all the on-pitch action, ticket holders will be able to enjoy an extensive line-up of off-pitch entertainment at the two-day Sevens carnival. Highlights include a Family Fun Zone, Splash Party, rugby-themed games and live music.
Full details of the 2020 entertainment line-up will be announced in the new year. And for revellers looking to enjoy the sights and sounds of Singapore after play, Music After 7s returns to Clarke Quay, ensuring that the Sevens party continues long after the final whistle.
Tony Cripps, CEO of HSBC Singapore said: “As a long-term global partner of rugby, we are excited to extend our title sponsorship of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for another four years in Singapore. We are continuing our commitment to the growth of rugby sevens both locally and globally, bringing fans closer to the action and supporting the development of grassroots rugby for our Singapore community. Rugby provides us with the opportunity to connect with customers and the local community, and we look forward to another exciting and enjoyable tournament in April next year.”
Lim Teck Yin, Chief Executive Officer, Sport Singapore, said: “The Singapore Sevens has evolved into a wonderful fiesta for family, friends, corporate partners and partners. It promises to be a fun-filled weekend of world-class Rugby and activities for all. The extension of hosting rights till 2023 allows us to improve on the event year-on-year, growing interest in the sport and making it more attractive to fans.”
SINGAPORE – APRIL 14: Tavite Veredamu of France celebrates winning the Challenge Trophy with fans on day two of the HSBC Rugby Sevens Singapore at the National Stadium on April 14, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Paul Miller/Getty Images for Singapore Sports Hub)
World Rugby chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, commented: “We are incredibly excited for another fantastic HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament in Singapore in what is going to be a huge season for rugby sevens. The National Stadium always attracts a vibrant crowd, but we are particularly looking forward to seeing the impact that Rugby World Cup 2019 and the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics has on attracting even more fans to this great venue for an inspiring weekend of rugby sevens.”
Daniel Marc Chow, General Manager, Singapore Rugby Union said: “The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens has been a marquee event for Rugby in Singapore. In addition to top international rugby being played, there are various youth and age group fringe tournaments that have their matches played in the stadium in front of the large crowd, bringing the rugby community closer together.”
SINGAPORE – APRIL 14: France supporters cheer on day two of the HSBC Rugby Sevens Singapore at the National Stadium on April 14, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Paul Miller/Getty Images for Singapore Sports Hub)
In a message to rugby fans around the world, Bryn Jones, Chairman of Singapore Sports Hub, added: “We’re truly excited to welcome the international rugby community back this Easter to the National Stadium for one of the biggest sporting events in Singapore. The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens has built a reputation in delivering thrilling rugby action combined with non-stop entertainment. That is set to continue in 2020. With the combination of the speed and agility on the pitch and off-pitch carnivalesque entertainment with fancy dress for all ages, we encourage rugby fans and families from around the world to spend a meaningful Easter holiday in Singapore for the Sevens in 2020.”
The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens is part of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Played on a full-size pitch by teams of seven players, Sevens is a shorter and faster format of rugby. With each half lasting just seven minutes, match-days will run from 9:30 am to 8 pm on Saturday and 11:30 am to 8 pm on Sunday with between-game entertainment including sing-alongs, giant screen games and live music keeping the party atmosphere going all day.
The 16 teams competing in the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens are Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, USA and Wales with the final place awarded by invitation.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.singapore7s.sg
Images: Singapore Sports Hub