Hong Kong Sevens Tickets
Hong Kong Sevens
The game of rugby has finally made it to the United States and more particularly the variety of rugby sevens! While a rugby match is exciting in and on its own, games at the innovative Hong Kong Sevens tournament are like the Super Bowl of HK! It’s a fast-paced, exciting tournament with a bit of a carnival on the side! It is an annual three-day tournament organized by the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) and usually held at the end of March or the beginning of April. The stadium, Hong Kong Stadium, seats 40,000 and usually fills up with excited spectators. On the South Side you can find 18&ups dressed in creative costumes, dancing and partying the tournament away. Not to mention the opening and closing ceremonies which are a quite the sight to see! The experience as a whole is exhilarating as there’s most likely no tournament quite as exciting as this one. If you happen to purchase Hong Kong Sevens tickets on the South Side of the stadium, you’d better start looking for what costume you’re going to wear!
What is Rugby Sevens?
Rugby Sevens came to be in 1883 in Scotland when a local club called Melrose made a few changes due to financial problems. Instead of playing with 15 players on each side, they lowered the number to seven (hence the name, Rugby Sevens). Since the field remains the same size despite having half the of players, they also decided to shorten the match time. In 7s, they usually play ten-minute halves with a short break in between. The idea grew in popularity throughout all of Scotland and eventually other countries began to pick up on it too. Countries, such as Fiji and New Zealand, have really excelled in Rugby Sevens and are considered to have some of the best players in the world. The Hong Kong Sevens tournament started in 1976. Only 12 teams participated and 3,000 people attended the event. Flash forward the 21st century, and there are around 40 international teams each year with about 40,000 fans from all over the world attending the event. The tournament has been a huge influence on the popularity of the game in all of Asia and throughout the world. The competition is higher every year as new teams show up with bigger and better talent. The real question every year is, will Fiji or New Zealand pull off another champion win? Get your Hong Kong Sevens tickets to support the USA Sevens Rugby or who every your favorite may be!
Other rugby events
If you’re a fan of rugby sevens, you’re surely a fan of any exciting rugby tournament. Here at StubHub we’ve got rugby tickets to all your favourite events! Check out the Rugby World Cup to witness the best of the best battle it out to determine the best country in the world. Or you could attend the HSBC World Sevens Series, the Pacific Nations Cup or even the Junior World Championships! The opportunities are endless! Find a rugby match near you and get ready for an adrenaline-charged time!