Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Public Ticket Sale Public Ballot Opens
[Hong Kong, 27 November 2015]: The Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) today opened the public ballot system for tickets to the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2016. The registration period for the ballot will run for nine weeks until Sunday, 31 January.
After a positive public response to the public ballot, first implemented in 2013, the initiative will be repeated in 2016, including offering 9,000 individual daily tickets for the three-day event – spreading opportunities for success in the ballot and attendance at the event.
Prices will remain at existing levels of HK$1,800 for a full three-day tournament pass for adults. In the interest of offering the widest possible public access to Sevens tickets, the Hong Kong Rugby Union has announced that no children’s tickets will be sold this year.
There will be a nine-week registration period for entry into the public ballot, from now until 31 January. Once the registration period is complete, a distinct and separate draw will be held for each day of the tournament. Those draws will be held on Friday 5 February 2016.
In keeping with previous years, 92 percent of event tickets are expected to be retailed in Hong Kong following a pre-sales period to local rugby clubs, stakeholders and the public ballot. A further six percent of tickets are retailed through overseas ticketing agents with two percent allocated to the participating teams.
Mr Vern Reid, Chief Executive Officer of the HKRU said, “The Hong Kong Rugby Union is pleased to confirm that the public sale of tickets for the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2016 will be held via public ballot, which continues to be the most equitable means of distributing tickets and has been well received in the community.”
Enquiries about the public ballot should be made via email to [email protected].
The ballot will be held on Friday, 5 February 2015, with winners notified electronically on the same day.
Applicants can register for the public ballot via the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens website at
Hong Kong Sevens - Ballot.