The Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) today opened
the public ballot system for tickets to the Cathay Pacific/HSBC
Hong Kong Sevens 2016.
The registration period for the ballot will
run for nine weeks until Sunday, 31 January 2016.
After a positive public response to the public
ballot, first implemented in 2013, the initiative is being
repeated in 2016, including offering 9,000 individual daily
tickets for the three-day event – spreading opportunities for
success in the ballot and attendance at the event.
Prices will remain at existing levels of
HK$1,800 for a full three-day tournament pass for adults, however
children’s tickets will be sold this year.
will be a nine-week registration period for entry into the public
ballot, from now until 31 January. Once the registration period is
complete, a distinct and separate draw will be held for each day
of the tournament. Those draws will be held on Friday 5 February
In keeping with previous years, 92%
of event tickets are expected to be retailed in Hong Kong
following a pre-sales period to local rugby clubs, stakeholders
and the public ballot. A further 6% of tickets are
retailed through overseas ticketing agents with 2% allocated to the participating teams.
Mr Vern Reid,
Chief Executive Officer of the HKRU, said, “The Hong Kong Rugby
Union is pleased to confirm that the public sale of tickets for
the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2016 will be held via
public ballot, which continues to be the most equitable means of
distributing tickets and has been well received in the community.”
Cathay Pacific / HSBC
Hong Kong Sevens 2016 Ballot Details
Applicants can register for the public ballot
via the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens
The ballot will be held on Friday, 5 February 2015, with
winners notified electronically on the same day.
Once again, ballot
applicants can apply to attend all three days of the event and may
be successful across multiple entries for access on multiple days.
Each applicant is allowed only one entry per event day. Each
successful applicant can then apply for a maximum of two tickets
Entrants to the ballot must be holders of
a Hong Kong Identity Card and be 18 years or older on the day of
Adult ticket prices for the
individual day categories are set at HK$300 for Friday and HK$750
for each of Saturday and Sunday. An administration fee of HK$50
will be levied on each successful ticket application.
For those members of the public who are not successful in the
ballot, the HKRU has confirmed that it will again partner with
leading international ticket re-seller viagogo as its official
secondary market ticket supplier.
spectators are reminded that only tickets sold through the
official international ticketing agencies and viagogo or through
the Hong Kong Rugby Union member clubs or the public ballot are
sure to be genuine. Anyone purchasing tickets from non-official
channels should be aware that doing so leaves them at risk.
Next year’s Hong Kong Sevens will be held on 8-10
April 2016 at the Hong Kong Stadium.
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