The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) has
made changes to the way it sells the public seats for the
Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.
Under the new plan, 4,000 tickets will be
made available for sale via public ballot. After a seven-week
registration period, the ballot will be held on Thursday, 7
Mr Trevor Gregory, Chairman of the HKRFU said,
“The HKRFU is pleased to confirm that tickets for next year’s Hong
Kong Sevens will be held via public ballot. The change in
retailing method is in keeping with our commitment to ensure that
tickets are distributed as conveniently and equitably as possible.
With a seven week registration period we believe that all
interested spectators will be able to register at their
convenience and that the ‘luck of the draw’ will ensure the
fairest spread of tickets to the public.”
The registration window for the public ballot
started today (13 December 2012) at 09:00, and concludes at 17:00
on Monday, 4 February 2013. Applicants can register for the public
ballot via the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union website as well as
via the official Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens website.
To ensure the widest possible
distribution of tickets in the local community, each patron will
be limited to purchase a maximum of two tickets. Each applicant
must be aged 18 or above and can apply for a maximum of two
tickets in any combination of adult and children’s tickets. Children’s tickets (age 12 or under) are available in
limited quantities and will only be sold while supplies last.
Each applicant will also be required to verify their local
residency with valid Hong Kong ID card details and postal address for registered mail or courier services.
The ticket ballot
draw will be held on Thursday, 7 February 2013. Successful
applicants will then have two weeks to pay for their tickets
(8-22 February). In the case of
tickets allocated through the draw remaining unpurchased after the
expiry of the payment period, a re-draw will be held on Monday, 25
Ticket distribution will start on Friday, 1 March 2013
via collection from the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union offices or
by registered mail.
Ticket prices remain fixed at the 2012
tournament levels with an adult, 3-day ticket priced at HK$1,500
while children’s tickets are retailed at HK$150 for youth aged 12
and under on or before March 22, 2013. A HK$100 administration fee
(one per each successful ballot application) will be levied.
enhance ticket security, a new international supplier with
experience in printing secure bank notes is producing the tickets
for the 2013 tournament. Increased security features will be
incorporated into the ticket itself with handheld scanners being
used at the Hong Kong Stadium gates for the first time for the
Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens in 2013.
With the hosting of 28 international teams for the first time
in the event’s 38-year history, the 2013 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong
Kong Sevens promises to be the biggest Hong Kong Sevens ever.
The 2013 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens will be held from
March 22 – 24 at the Hong Kong Stadium.
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