Publicly available tickets for the Saturday and Sunday of the event sold out within 48 hours when they went on sale in March, and now organisers have fired the starting gun on sales to the stadium’s hospitality areas.
Organisers have received unprecedented interest in access to stadium suites and another sell-out is on the cards.
“The audience is hungry for big rugby events in South Africa judging from the phone calls and expressions of interest we have received to date,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby.
“We have a long list of interested clients and now we are releasing the packages we’re hopeful that we’ll receive a similar response to the one that welcomed the sale of general access tickets.
“There’s no doubt that the excitement is building towards the event, which is now just four months away. Rugby World Cup Sevens fever is beginning to take hold – hardly surprising as it’s 27 years since South Africa last hosted one.
“We’re hopeful that we’re going to have a full house for three days of amazing Sevens rugby if venue restrictions are fully relaxed in time.”
The eyes of the global rugby family will turn on South Africa from September 9 to 11 as the best players in the world from 40 teams battle for the title of men’s and women’s world champions.
Teams previously unseen at the Cape Town event – such as Colombia and Madagascar (women) and Hong Kong, China and Korea (men) – have already qualified to increase the total number of qualified teams to 20 men’s and 12 women’s sides, with eight spots to be filled.
The event will be the first return of Sevens to South Africa in what will be almost three years. The 2020 and 2021 HSBC Cape Town Sevens events both fell victim to the impact of the pandemic meaning the Rugby World Cup Sevens will be the first chance for fans to enjoy the unique vibe.
The Blitzboks – current leaders of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series standings – and Springbok Women’s Sevens will both be appearing at the event on all three days – although they’ll need to survive the sudden death, knockout format to remain in the main Cup competition from Friday onwards.
Hospitality packages range in price from R3 795 for a one-day experience to R14 990 for a two-day private suite experience. The packages include full day catering, private bars, exclusive viewing suites, hostess service and gifts. For further information and to place a booking please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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