VANCOUVER, Jan. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The Organizing Committee for the HSBC Canada Sevens rugby tournament announced today that additional ticket inventory to the 2017 event taking place March 11 and 12 at BC Place Stadium will go on-sale as of 10am Saturday morning, January 28th. Having sold-through the initial inventory of 66,000 tickets last week, additional General Admission inventory will be created by opening the other side of the stadium upper bowl seating area.
"The fans here are clearly embracing the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series with open arms, and we know the larger crowd in 2017 will bring even more energy and spirit to the stands of BC Place, contributing to a world class environment for players and fans alike," said HSBC Canada Sevens CEO Bill Cooper. "We believe this release of additional seating will provide the opportunity for as many rugby fans and sport enthusiasts as possible to experience the excitement of the tournament."
The additional inventory announced today results in a new stadium capacity of 37,758 per day, meaning a potential crowd of more than 75,000 over the weekend in only the tournaments' second year of hosting men's rugby sevens in Vancouver. To ensure that all levels of operations run smoothly and that the stadium atmosphere is maintained for fans and players, no additional inventory of tickets will be released after January 28th.
"We strongly encourage fans who haven't yet purchased to act fast and get their tickets as once this new inventory is gone the event will be sold out," continued Cooper.
In conjunction with BC Place, the organizing committee also announced amendments to operational procedures in response to the growing attendance. These additions include:
- Gates now opening 60 minutes prior to the first match kickoff
- More concessions opening with gates, and the addition of breakfast items and coffee to stadium menus
- The extension of fan "in and out" privileges until 3pm on each day of the tournament
"The sellout of the initial ticketing inventory, and release of additional seating today is another positive milestone for the HSBC Canada Sevens, and provides further proof of the popularity of the event, and that the sport of rugby in Canada continues to grow," said Allen Vansen, CEO of Rugby Canada. "Events like the HSBC Canada Sevens, and the inclusion of rugby sevens at the Olympic Games, have created valuable new opportunities for us to showcase and grow the sport of rugby across the country," he added.
In response to fan interest, the organizing committee is also announcing that they have partnered with The Social Concierge for the Official Party Experience of HSBC Canada Sevens, "Prop House" at the Commodore on Saturday March 11th following the day's rugby action. Tickets to the event will be made available on Ticketmaster on January 25th.
General admission tournament passes sell for $99 with single day tickets selling for $55.To secure your tickets to the 2017 HSBC Canada Sevens, visit Ticketmaster.com starting at 10am on Saturday, January 28th.
Une version française sera accessible à l'adresse canadasevens.com
Please Note: Media accreditation for the tournament will begin January 30th. Accreditation applications will be accessible at canadasevens.com
SOURCE HSBC Canada Sevens
For further information: Sunil Suvarna, Canada Sevens, Phone: 604.692.4220, Email: [email protected]