Rugby: Singapore Sevens tickets on sale from Friday; organisers target 26,000 fans each day

New Zealand players tackling England players at the Singapore Rugby Sevens tournament on April 17, 2005.
New Zealand players tackling England players at the Singapore Rugby Sevens tournament on April 17, 2005. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Tickets for the 2016 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens will go on sale from Friday (Oct 30), with organisers targeting a daily crowd of 26,000 at the National Stadium.

Two-day adult passes for the April 16-17 showpiece are priced at $100 (free seating) and $120 (assigned seating). For youngsters aged between 12 and 18, tickets cost up to $60, while children below the age of 12 will be charged $2 each.

Rugby Singapore general manager Stephanie Wong said: "Ticket prices have been kept affordable to enable all Singaporeans and overseas visitors to enjoy the spectacle that is sevens rugby.

"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."

The World Rugby Sevens Series is making its first appearance in Singapore after a decade. The old National Stadium had hosted a leg of the series from 2004 to 2006.

The eight-month competition features the world's top national teams such as New Zealand and Australia vying in cities such as Cape Town, Las Vegas and Hong Kong.

For more information on the Singapore leg, head to http://www.singapore7s.sg