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Hong Kong Rugby Sevens Tickets Sell Out in 2 Hours

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The 5,000 Cathay Pacific / Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens tickets allocated for public sale sold out in just over two hours. Over 120,000 visitors are expected at the Sevens over the three thrilling days from March 27 - 29, 2009.

Saturday's sale was the first time that Sevens tickets were sold via Hong Kong Ticketing, after the system was successfully trialled for the Bledisloe Cup in November 2008. To cater for the expected high demand and ensure the maximum convenience for members of the public, the HKRFU requested increased bandwidth to be dedicated for the online sale and a dedicated Hong Kong Sevens ticket hotline to be added to the standard sales hotline. The system worked well after initial start of sale delays as is customary for events of this scale.

Similarly to years past, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union made 5,000 tickets available to the members of the public who are not directly involved in local rugby. Combined with ticket sales to members of local rugby clubs and other rugby stakeholders, which began in November 2008, fully 75% of the 40,000 event tickets were sold to Hong Kong residents.

Mr Allan Payne, Executive Director of the Hong Kong commented on Saturday's ticket sale saying, "The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is satisfied that the sale was a smooth one and that the event is on track to be another sell out. The continued strong demand for tickets from the Hong Kong community and international rugby fans is especially gratifying considering the challenging economic climate, and proves that the Hong Kong Sevens is the jewel in the crown of world sevens."

"With the economy as it is the Sevens will help people put their cares and concerns aside for a weekend and enjoy world-class sport in a festival environment. We look forward to hosting another sold out event this March and to welcoming rugby fans from Hong Kong and around the world," Mr. Payne added.

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