Rugby: HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens tickets on sale

Fiji and Australia battle it out on the final day of the Singapore leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at National Stadium on April 29, 2018.  Fiji won the gold medal against Australia 28-22.
Fiji and Australia battle it out on the final day of the Singapore leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at National Stadium on April 29, 2018. Fiji won the gold medal against Australia 28-22.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - In a bid to attract families to this year's HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, organisers rolled out early bird discounts for family packages and youth as tickets went on sale on Thursday (Jan 17).

With the early bird discounts available until Feb 28, a family package of four tickets - two adults and two youths (aged 4 to 18 years) - is priced at $248 (Category 1) and $88 (Category 2) for the April 13 and 14 tournament, which will take place at the National Stadium.

Weekend passes for youth are priced at $39 (Category 1) and $19 (Category 2).

A premium weekend pass with reserved seating at level 3 - for both adults and youth - is priced at $199, while weekend passes for adults are priced at $119 (Category 1) and $29 (Category 2).

Adam Firth, Singapore Sports Hub's chief commercial officer, said: "This is the fourth year that the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens will be hosted at the National Stadium and the event has grown year-on-year to become one of Singapore's special annual events, delivering great value-for-money by packing a full weekend of top class entertainment into the ticket price.

"There is something for everyone, a party for the whole family, and this year we will continue to support the on-field rugby action with off-field activities and entertainment that I am sure will captivate people of all ages."

Sport Singapore's head of event and fan development Galastein Tan added: "Rugby Sevens is one of the most entertaining, fast-paced sports around and three years on, it is no surprise that it is now an event that both rugby and non-rugby fans look forward to each year. The National Stadium is going to be an exciting carnival and I encourage families to join us and enjoy a weekend of sporting spectacle together.

World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: "This year, there is added incentive for teams with Olympic qualification on the line and we anticipate a scintillating display of fast-paced sevens action as teams look to secure their ticket to Tokyo 2020."

The Singapore Sevens has attracted 140,000 fans over the last three years, although this will be the last edition under the current contract.

However, the Republic has submitted a bid to continue to host a leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series. Tickets are available at www.singapore7s.sg.