When Kenya 7s Shujaa upsetted the reigning World Series championss Fiji earlier this year to claim triumph, another historic milestone was passed; Singapore returned to hosting a HSBC World Rugby Seven Series event after a hiatus of ten years.
The Singapore National Stadium is the world's largest free spanning dome, and also a winner amongst the ten venues on the global series, scoring a perfect score in a World Rugby review.
World Rugby Chief Executive Brett Gosper said '' The HSBC Singapore Sevens was a resounding success and Singapore has really positioned itself as an alternative to the Hong Kong 7s. The stadium is an amazing venue where people can walk around the circumference of the stadium but remain connectiwth with the matches going on. Unlike other stadium where you go outside and lose contact with the action.''
Singapore Rugby Union president Low Teo Ping. said ''Many years ago I said that ‘pipeline is lifeline’. If you don’t have a healthy pipeline in your sport, you are dead. We will continue to have that, and we have been successful,”
He also mentioned that this year local and overseas fans can expect more color and excitement at the 2017 edition (April 15-16) as organisers innovate and look to improve fan experience to reach a wider audience.
Besides rocking and singing along to great music, interactive games with the in-stadium DJ, fans can also expect live music entertainment both inside and outside the stadium.
Pan Pacific Singapore, one of the most coveted hospitality groups hosted players participating in this year's edition. They received rave reviews and renewed their exclusive partnership with Rugby Singapore as the official hotel partner.
In a bid to encourage more families to attend, prices have been reduced drastically.
Tickets to the 2017 HSBC Singapore Sevens will go on sale Saturday, Oct 15.
From 15 Oct to 31 Dec 2016, a Category 1 two-day pass is S$120, while Cat 2 prices (level 4) are S$40 for adults, S$20 for youths (12-18 years old) and S$2 for children under 12. Family packages (two adults and two youths from 12 to 18 years old) are S$260. For fans who prefer reserved seating and to be closer to the action, there are Platinum (S$300) and Premium (S$200) passes.
Visit www.singapore7s.sg for more ticketing information.