Rugby fans can now get their hands on tickets to the biggest Sevens event in South Africa. Ticket sales for the Emirates Airline SA Sevens in George have opened today (Thursday) and the South African Rugby Union has urged supporters to book their seats early to avoid disappointment.
The City of George again hosts this much anticipated tournament on 10 -11 December at the Outeniqua Park stadium. The stadium has a capacity of 11 000 and the much sought-after tickets are normally sold out within days of tickets going to market.
Entry fee for this year is as follow:
Grand Stand R240 (Friday) and R260 (Saturday)
East Stand R200 (Friday) and R220 (Saturday)
North & South Stands R160 (Friday) and R180 (Saturday)
The hugely popular tournament is one of the highlights of the local rugby calendar during December as fans flock to the well-known Garden Route destination to see the world’s best Sevens rugby players in fast, furious action over two days.
Tickets are available from Thursday at any Computicket outlet, Shoprite and Checkers stores nationwide. Another easy way to secure tournament tickets is to book it online at www.computicket.com. Supporters can also contact the Computicket Call centre on 083 915 800 for further information.
The Emirates Airline SA Sevens is the second of eight tournaments on the calendar of the HSBC World Seven Series, where New Zealand will be defending their tournament crown against fierce onslaughts from the likes of hosts South Africa, Series champions Samoa, Fiji and England.
The City of George, SARU, tournaments sponsors and partners have joined forces again to create an exciting programme of events.
DHL has been confirmed as the entertainment sponsor and supporters at the ground can look forward to first-class entertainment during breaks of play.
Push the Tempo
Khaya Mayedwa, the SARU Commercial Manager, said the 2010 tournament will be bigger and better than last year’s very successful showpiece.
“This tournament has grown tremendously over the past few years and I would like to urge our supporters to book their seats as early as possible.
“The entrance fee is very reasonable if you consider that you will see the world’s best Sevens players in action over two days all in one location with top-class entertainment added to that.
“Our commercial partners and the City of George are looking forward to another bumper tournament and the fans will also be able to play an active part in the fun and entertainment by way of our Fancy Dress competition.
“The Push the Tempo marketing campaign pushed the success of the tournament to new heights last year and this year we have invested more so that we can raise the level of awareness and fan participation even further. Our supporters can win some wonderful prizes and SARU and its partners will soon announce more news regarding the Fancy Dress competition.
“For now though, fans must act swiftly to secure their seats to what promises to be another exhilarating two days of all-out Sevens action,” said Mayedwa.
The North and South Stands are reserved as family stands and no alcohol will be allowed on these two stands. A huge fireworks display will light up the George evening skyline after the winning team has received their Cup Final trophy and medals.
For updated tournament news please visit the home of SARU on the internet at www.sarugby.co.za.
Issued by SARU Communications