- Single day tickets available across all seating categories
- Tickets are on sale now via www.rwcsevens.com/tickets
- Innovative 'knock-out' tournament format confirmed
World Rugby today announced single day tickets, across a range of seating categories, are now available for each day of the three-day tournament, giving fans more choice than ever before ahead of the first Rugby World Cup event to be held in the USA.
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, which features the world’s top 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams, will be played on 20-22 July at the iconic AT&T Park in San Francisco.
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With the recently confirmed innovative ‘knock-out’ tournament format both the men’s and women’s teams will have to win every match to be crowned World Cup winners.
Single day tickets will give existing fans more flexibility to follow their favourite teams as they progress through the tournament while also attracting new fans, who will have the opportunity to get their first taste of this fast-paced, dynamic sport on a day-by-day basis.
Rugby sevens has seen unprecedented growth in awareness in recent years, after inclusion in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games it is estimated that the sevens fan-base has grown by 30 million.
The women will be the first to take to the pitch as Fiji face Spain in the opening match of the tournament, with the men’s competition also getting underway on day one when Kenya take on Tonga. The USA women will face China in their tournament opener on 20 July with the men’s team playing either Wales or Zimbabwe, in the last game of day one.
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World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “Excitement is building as we draw closer to the highly anticipated Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, which promises to be a spectacular tournament hosted at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
“Sevens is a fantastic introduction to rugby and with the launch of single day tickets for all days of the competition, not only will existing fans have more flexibility and choice, it will enable us to attract new audiences by giving the option to come and experience an action-packed day of sevens rugby at its flagship event."
Ticket sales have already surpassed 63,000, by way of three-day tickets, and fans can now purchase three-day passes or single day tickets via the official domestic and international supporter tour programmes. Ticket information can be found at www.rwcsevens.com/tickets.