Rugby: Ticket prices for 2017 Singapore Sevens announced, starting from $2 for children

Kenya celebrates at the final whistle after beating Fiji 30-7 in the final of the Singapore Rugby Sevens at the National Stadium on April 17, 2016.
Kenya celebrates at the final whistle after beating Fiji 30-7 in the final of the Singapore Rugby Sevens at the National Stadium on April 17, 2016. ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

SINGAPORE - For as little as $2, young rugby fans in Singapore will be able to watch next year's HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens tournament.

Organisers Rugby Singapore announced on Thursday (Oct 13) ticket prices for the April 15-16 competition at the National Stadium.

Early bird tickets go on sale from 10am, Oct 15 and a Category 1 (free-seating at level 3) two-day pass will cost $120 while Category 2 (level 4) tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for youths (aged 12-18) and $2 for children under the age of 12.

There is also a family package (two adults and two youths, all Category 1) priced at $260. With reserved seating, this package cost $405 for the 2016 Singapore Sevens.

Organisers have introduced Platinum ($300) and Premium ($200) passes, which have reserved seating, complimentary food and beverage and access to the Exclusive Platinum Seating Bar nearby. More than half of these 1,001 passes have already been sold.

Rugby Singapore chairman Low Teo Ping said: "Sevens Rugby is one of the most colourful sporting spectacles on the planet as you host 16 teams from all five continents and fans from many different countries.

"Besides spectacular plays and unpredictable try finishes coupled with dramatic try-scoring celebrations, spectators with their painted faces, fancy costumes and unique chants are what adds colour to the tournament. Given the success of this year's tournament, I strongly encourage fans to buy their tickets early to avoid disappointment."

A crowd of 27,370 watched as Kenya defeated eventual series champions Fiji 30-7 in the 2016 Singapore Sevens final.

The Singapore Sevens made a much-anticipated return to the sporting calendar after 10 years. The 2016 edition was the first of a four-year deal with World Rugby to host a leg of the prestigious HSBC Sevens World Series.

A total of 16 world-class teams, led by Sevens powerhouses Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa had competed in Singapore. Among the stars included the All Blacks' Sonny Bill Williams and American Nate Ebner, who had won the Super Bowl with National Football League side New England Patriots.

During the pre-sale period from Oct 15-Dec 31, there will be a 20 per cent discount for both Cat 1 and 2 adult tickets. All prices include GST and exclude booking fees and can be purchased at singapore7s.sg