Hong Kong Sevens on verge of sell-out for stadium farewell event

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Next month’s Hong Kong Sevens event has seen more than 34,000 three-day passes sold, which accounts for more than 85% of the total capacity at Hong Kong Stadium based on the competition’s seating configuration.

The rugby event, scheduled to take place from April 5-7, is the last to be played at the current venue which has hosted since 1982 when it was known as Government Stadium.

From 2025, the Hong Kong Sevens event is due to take place at the new Kai Tak Stadium which is set to open this year with a capacity of around 50,000.

“With a month to go and only a few thousand tickets left, we believe that the tournament is on track to return to its pre-pandemic sell out status and are confident to bid the Stadium a good farewell with another weekend of Hong Kong Sevens magic,” said Hong Kong China Rugby chief executive Robbie McRobbie.

“A return to full house also highlights Hong Kong’s return as one of Asia’s top tourism and events destinations, a position that the Sevens has contributed to throughout the decades.”

The upcoming event has captured renewed interest among international visitors with ticket sales from overseas returning to 42% of total sales for 2024.

This is up from 23% in 2023 and 3% in 2022 when COVID-19 restrictions were still in place.

An adult three-day ticket includes 74 matches from 30 teams and two hours of live music for HK$1,950 (£196/$250/€230). Children’s tickets for fans aged 12 and under are available for HK$950.

The entertainment lineup features The Wailers, Journey lead singer Arnel Pineda, former England international turned DJ James Haskell, Hong Kong singer Celine Tam, and all female Cantopop group Lolly Talk.