Rugby Canada recently announced the return of Rugby Sevens as it plays host to two HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series events in September; at BC Place in Vancouver September 18-19 and Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton September 25-26.
Edmonton tickets are on sale now, and Rugby Canada has announced tickets for HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver, will go on-sale to the public at 10am Thursday, August 12th. Tournament subscription holders will have a 48-hour pre-sale opportunity starting on August 10th.
In accordance with British Columbia’s provincial health restrictions, BC Place will operate at approximately 50 per cent capacity in the lower bowl and suite sections. Ticket availability will be at a premium and fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early. Fans will be updated, if restrictions change in advance of the event when BC moves to stage 4 of the provincial restart plan.
Organizers are keeping the health and safety of players, spectators, and all involved in the event the top priority and continue to closely monitor global developments.
Some of the changes to expect at this year’s event at BC Place include:
- lower bowl reserved seating only – no general admission seating.
- only digital tickets will be issued.
- maximum ticket purchase of 10 tickets per transaction
- no cash transactions in stadium – debit and credit payments only.
- select entry/exit gates will be open due to reduced capacity.
“Events aren’t able to move forward in today’s pandemic-influenced environment without a number of stakeholders working together,” said Jamie Levchuk, Managing Director of Business Operations. “sincere thanks to the Government of BC and Sport Hosting Vancouver for their support of this world-renowned event. We also have a dedicated family of corporate supporters led by global title sponsor HSBC, global partner DHL, and our premier partner Grosvenor, while the Government of Canada has continually supported this event since its debut in 2015.”
World Rugby has also announced that both the Vancouver and Edmonton events will welcome the addition of a Women’s 7s ‘Fast 4’ tournament; competitions featuring four of the top women’s 7s national teams in the world playing for the title.
“We are very excited to welcome Canadian rugby fans to both BC Place and Commonwealth Stadium for this year’s HSBC Canada Sevens events,” said Rugby Canada CEO, Allen Vansen. “We were happy to work with World Rugby on the addition of women’s competitions to both tournaments, and we look forward to hosting the visiting teams and fans in safe environments while maintaining the spirit of these celebrations of sport!”
More information, including Vancouver pricing and attending teams for both events, will be released prior to Vancouver tickets going on-sale. Further ticket and event details as well as the associated health and safety protocols are now available at canadasevens.com. To keep up to date, visit rugby.ca and subscribe to the Rugby Canada newsletter.