The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union announced that after yesterday’s successful online ticket sale, the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens is now sold out. Online and telephone sales opened at 10am (Hong Kong time) on Saturday January 16 and by 3pm the SOLD OUT signs for the 5000 ticket allotment went up.
With strong demand from local and overseas audiences, the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens expects to welcome 120,000 visitors over three days from March 26 – 28, 2010.
As in the past, the HKRFU made 5,000 tickets available to the members of the public who are not directly involved in local rugby. Combined with ticket sales to members of local rugby clubs and other rugby stakeholders fully 75% of the 40,000 event tickets were sold to Hong Kong residents.
Despite the customary delays for ticketing for events of this scale, the ticketing agent system continues to be the most convenient and safe means of distributing tickets to the public.
Mr Warrick Dent, Head of Commercial, Communications & Events for the HKRFU commented on today’s ticket sale saying, “The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is satisfied that today’s sale proceeded smoothly in light of the high demand. We are pleased to have recorded another sell out and want to thank the Hong Kong community for their continued support. We look forward to another fantastic Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens this March.”
For more information on the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens visit www.hksevens.com
Are you ready for the BIGGEST Sevens Party of 2010? I really hope these fans are!