Rugby fans will be able to watch the world’s best Sevens players in action from just R30 after the South African Rugby Union on Thursday announced details of ticket sales for the annual Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament, to be staged on 13 and 14 December in Port Elizabeth.
Tickets for Round 3 of the HSBC Sevens World Series event will go on sale on Friday, 26 September and will be available at all Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets in South Africa as well as online through www.computicket.com
The iconic Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium will fittingly host the last and most exciting rugby event of the year, with the international tournament following the Emirates Dubai Sevens.
The Gold Coast Sevens in Australia will again kick off the new season on 11 and 12 October.
Last season the Springbok Sevens finished second on the World Series log behind New Zealand, but they captured gold at the Commonwealth Games to finish off the season in style.
SARU are expecting a huge surge for tickets due to the affordable pricing, and supporters are therefore urged to move quickly to purchase their ticket to rugby’s biggest party.
The Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament is the only occasion where South Africans can watch the Springbok Sevens in action on home soil. The Blitzboks are the defending champions at the SA event after winning the title last December in dramatic fashion against traditional rivals New Zealand.
From as little as R30 a ticket supporters will be able to witness the Springbok Sevens live in action against 15 other international teams.
According to SARU CEO, Jurie Roux, SARU and the various event partners are working flat-out to deliver another world-class Sevens tournament in Port Elizabeth.
“The Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament is regarded as one of the stand-out tournaments on the World Series calendar and we are again looking forward to welcoming and hosting the 15 visiting teams in the Friendly City,” said Roux.
The SARU CEO added: “Our marketing team and various stakeholders have joined forces to compile a top-class entertainment programme for what promises to be an unforgettable weekend of rugby action.
“As always, there will be many opportunities to meet the Springbok Sevens players as well as the rest of the participating teams during signing sessions, coaching clinics and various other promotional activities.”
SARU will announce more details of the tournament’s marketing, PR and social media campaigns in the coming weeks.
Ticket prices for the Cell C Nelson Mandela Sevens on 13 and 14 December 2014 are:
R30: North and South Stands
R50: East Stand
R200: West (Main) Stand
*A section of the North Stand will be an alcohol free, family enclosure.
The Longhair will be leaving Chez Straton for the duration of the Sevens as she is allergic to the noise. So we take one for the team!
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