ON-SALE DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 HSBC CANADA SEVENS VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER, BC (June 10, 2016)- The 2017 HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver tournament will return to BC Place Stadium on March 11-12, 2017 featuring sixteen of the world’s best men’s rugby sevens teams. Tournament Passes go on sale to the Early Bird list on Tuesday September 13, 2016, followed by a general public on-sale beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Fans can register for the HSBC Canada Sevens Early Bird list until September 12th at www.canadasevens.com. Those on the list will receive an exclusive seven-day window to purchase their tickets before the general public.

The HSBC Canada Sevens Organizing Committee also announced they will maintain the same seating configuration for the 2017 tournament for a total of 33,192 tickets per day available, which includes a limited section of upper bowl seats. In response to fan feedback, General Admission seating will remain in both the upper and lower bowls, with an increase in the number of reserved seating options. A list of full ticket inventory and pricing will be made available in August.

“We were overwhelmed and delighted at the incredible response from Vancouverites in our first year, and are already hard at work with all of our partners in the planning for the 2017 HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver,” said Bill Cooper, CEO of Canada Sevens. “We are drawing from our learnings so that we can further enhance the weekend experience for players, fans and supporters alike. – and we look forward to hosting another world class event that British Columbians can be proud of.”

Last March, the inaugural HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver played host to athletes, rugby fans and sports enthusiasts – delivering a unique two-day sport festival that showcased high performance rugby and passionate fan participation. The tournament broke records hosting the two largest rugby crowds in Canadian history, with over 60,000 fans at BC Place Stadium over the course of the two-day event. Canada men’s sevens team won 5 of 6 games to claim the Bowl title while New Zealand were crowned the tournament Cup Champions.

“From grass roots to high performance, we are hard at work to build on the incredible momentum that the sport of rugby is gaining across Canada and around the world,” said Allen Vansen, Rugby Canada CEO. “We are thrilled to be showcasing rugby’s sport, culture, and community to Canadians, and look forward to another outstanding weekend of sport and celebration at the 2017 HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver.”

World Rugby recently announced the full ten-stop tour schedule of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2016 – 2017, with the kick off taking place in Dubai, on December 2-3, 2016. Rugby sevens will also make its debut this August at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the Canadian men’s sevens team will be challenging for the final Olympic qualification spot, at the Repechage tournament on June 18-19, in Monaco France.

 

About HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver:

HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver is a two-day indoor rugby sevens tournament, hosted March 11–12, 2017 at the world-class BC Place Stadium, host venue to Canada’s most prestigious events, and will feature 16 of the world’s top men’s sevens teams. The HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver will be the sixth stop in a ten-stop world tour as part of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Sevens rugby, a fast-paced and shorter version of traditional rugby with only seven players per side, has built a huge international audience through the success of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which attracts large audiences in markets around the world.

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