Tickets for the Cathay Pacific/Credit
Suisse Hong Kong Sevens 2009 extravaganza will go on public sale on 17
January 2009. (added: see
Pictures from the Hong Kong Sevens and all the coverage and
Results from the 2009 Event here.)
ge The 12 core teams participating
in the IRB Sevens World Series in 2008/2009 are Argentina,
Australia, England, Fiji, France, Kenya, defending Hong Kong
champions New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, USA and
Eleven other teams will join
the core teams along with the hosts in Hong Kong. These teams are
Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Sri Lanka,
Tonga, Uruguay, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
The Hong Kong Sevens' key role
as a development tool for Asian rugby has been reconfirmed - with
six Asian teams confirmed to line up against the heavyweights of
The first two events on the
2008/09 IRB Sevens World Series have already produced results that
indicate that this season's Series will be more competitive than
ever. South Africa made team history by winning two consecutive
tournaments, including their home event in George. It was the
first time that South Africa has won its host IRB Sevens event
since the inception of the IRB World Sevens Series ten years ago
England are also off to a flyer
after reaching the Cup final in Dubai and winning the Plate in
George. They lie tied-third on the IRB Sevens table with Fiji on
24 points, behind South Africa with a perfect 40 points from two
events and New Zealand who are in second place with 28.
The exciting line-up and Hong
Kong's unique role as the only IRB Sevens World Series event to
host 24 teams, ensures that tickets will again be in great demand
worldwide. After another strong take up of tickets by Hong Kong's
thriving domestic rugby scene and the appointed official travel
agents, the 2009 Sevens is expected to again be a sell-out,
attracting upwards of 120,000 spectators through the gates during
the 3-day event.
Following the successful
precedent of the Bledisloe Cup match held in Hong Kong in November,
tickets for the Hong Kong Sevens will be sold locally through Hong
Kong Ticketing. Public tickets will go on sale to Hong Kong and
Macau residents starting at 10.00am on Saturday, 17 January 2009.
To ensure the greatest possible
distribution of tickets to the local public, the HKRFU has
restricted individual purchases to a maximum of two per person
in any combination of adult or child tickets.
Ticket prices remain the same as
for the exciting 2008 event. Adult tickets for the three-day
spectacle remain at HK$1,080. A
limited number of children's tickets will be available for
children aged 12 and below at HK$300 per three-day Child's ticket.
The method of purchase for fans
from outside of Hong Kong will be via 11 appointed Official Travel
Agents or Cathay Pacific, the co-title sponsor and official
airline of the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens.
Cathay Pacific and the Official
Travel Agents will offer a variety of packages including event
tickets, travel and accommodation.
Suisse Hong Kong Sevens 2009 will be held from Friday March 27 -
Sunday March 29 at the Hong Kong Stadium.
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