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Tickets selling fast for Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

A packed Hong Kong Stadium in 2019.

Tickets are selling fast for Hong Kong’s biggest sporting event, Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, but there's still time to reserve your seat in the stands for the sporting weekend.

The hugely popular tournament kicks off on April 7 and this year the event will be celebrating its 30th anniversary, as well as its final year at the infamous Hong Kong Stadium. Next year, the tournament moves to a brand new stadium at Kai Tak Sports Park, which is currently under construction.

According to organisers, around 34,000 general admission three-day passes have been sold, which accounts for 85% of total stadium capacity. But if you're still toying with buying tickets, bear in mind that, according to organisers, the event is heading to be the first sold out tournament since the pandemic.

“With a month to go and only a few thousand tickets left, we believe that the tournament is on track to return to its pre-pandemic sell-out status and are confident to bid the Stadium a good farewell with another weekend of Hong Kong Sevens magic,” said Hong Kong China Rugby chief executive officer, Robbie McRobbie. “A return to a full house also highlights Hong Kong’s return as one of Asia’s top tourism and events destinations, a position that the Sevens has contributed to throughout the decades,” he said.

As well as plenty of rugby action, there will be live entertainment from reggae band The Wailers, Journey lead singer Arnel Pineda, ex-England international star DJ James Haskell, Hong Kong singer Celine Tam and Cantopop group Lolly Talk.

As always, the event will be supported by a plethora of lunches, brunches, drinks and dinner events around the city, hosted by consulates, societies, charities and local rugby clubs, and continued sponsorship from HSBC and Cathay Pacific.

The pools for the men's games have been drawn, placing France at the top of Pool A, along with Fiji, Australia and Canada. Great Britain leads Pool B, with Argentina, USA and New Zealand. Pool C is headed up by Ireland, with Spain, Samoa and South Africa.

Of the 12 women's teams, New Zealand, France, Brazil and Great Britain find themselves in Pool A, Australia, South Africa, Ireland and Fiji in Pool B and USA, Canada, Japan and Spain in Pool C.

Hong Kong, meanwhile, will be competing for the Melrose Claymores cup showcasing the top teams in Asia.

Gates at Hong Kong Stadium open at 7.30am on Friday April 5. An adult three-day ticket includes 74 matches from 30 teams plus live music and costs HK$1,950. Children’s tickets for fans aged 12 years and under cost HK$950. Visit the official website for more information.

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