USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament Returns to Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas with Exhilarating Matchups and an International Extravaganza
Tickets now on sale for North America’s premier rugby event
Jan. 24-26, 2014
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LAS VEGAS – Following a hugely successful 2013 tournament, USA Sevens Rugby is set to once again invade Las Vegas with tens of thousands of international fans and nonstop professional sports action during North America’s premier rugby tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium Jan. 24-26, 2014.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 USA Sevens Rugby tournament, which has seen attendance growth of nearly 100 percent since the event moved to Las Vegas in 2010. As the tournament prepares for its fifth consecutive year at Sam Boyd Stadium, fans will have the opportunity to see 16 of the top international rugby sevens teams play 45 matches over three days as teams attempt to gain points in the 2013-2014 HSBC Sevens World Series standings. Rugby sevens offers a fast-paced, thrilling variation on traditional rugby with two seven-player teams battling in 14-minute matches where the action never stops.
“The USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament is one of the most unique sporting events in the United States, and we are dedicated to driving the continued growth and popularity of rugby,” said Jonathan First, president of United World Sports. “Without the support of NBC Sports and Las Vegas Events, this event would not be where it is today, and we are extremely grateful to continue working with these leaders in their respective fields.”
The event’s signature high-energy atmosphere will once again be brought to life with a fusion of international culture and pride, live entertainment and costumed fans at the USA Sevens International Fan Festival. In addition to fueling the tournament’s energy, the Fan Festival will also feature family-friendly activities such as live musical performances, international cuisine and rugby clinics for children. Located just outside of Sam Boyd Stadium, ticket holders will be free to move back-and-forth from the festival to the games inside the stadium during the three-day tournament.
“The definitive rugby experience is ultimately about crowd engagement,” said Dan Lyle, USA Sevens tournament director. “The players will guarantee explosive action on the field, and our goal is to encourage our fans to wear their favorite and most outrageous costumes while cheering on their teams throughout all three days of the tournament to provide an electrifying atmosphere rivaling any in North American sports.”
USA Sevens also presents the only opportunity for U.S. fans to see future rugby sevens Olympians in person as the players prepare for the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
International teams competing in the 2014 USA Sevens tournament tentatively include: Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Kenya, New Zealand, Portugal, Samoa, Scotland, Spain, Uruguay, United States and Wales.
The Monte Carlo Resort and Casino has been named the 2014 Official Team Hotel and will serve as host to the professional players and thousands of fans from around the world. In addition, Monte Carlo and other MGM properties, including Aria, Luxor and Excalibur, will feature a series of rugby-themed events throughout the tournament week beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
Rugby fans can take advantage of several pricing options for the 2014 tournament, starting at $35 for one-day tickets. Fans are encouraged to buy before Dec. 1, 2013 to take advantage of discounts as high as 33 percent off full-priced tickets. Full-price ticket pricing options include:
· Field Level: $35 for Friday, $64 for Saturday or Sunday, $127 for Saturday and Sunday, and $154 for a three-day package
· Sevens Reserved: $35 for Friday, $87 for Saturday or Sunday, $173 for Saturday and Sunday, and $189 for a three-day package
· Club Gold: $110 for Friday, $215 for Saturday or Sunday, $431 for Saturday and Sunday, and $536 for a three-day package
· Premier Lounge: $347 for Saturday or Sunday and $695 for Saturday and Sunday
Also returning this year is The Las Vegas Invitational presented by Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Jan. 23-25, 2014. The event, which will be played concurrent with the USA Sevens tournament, is considered one of the top amateur rugby events in the United States and features athletes and matchups across various rugby divisions and age groups. Interested teams and players can register at http://www.usasevens.com/las-vegas/las-vegas-invitational/.
USA Sevens is produced and managed by the newly formed United World Sports LLC, which hosts a dynamic line up of emerging sports properties and has quickly become the leader at delivering premier international sports properties to U.S. audiences. Fans can purchase tickets for the 2014 USA Sevens Rugby Tournament by visiting www.usasevens.com/las-vegas/tickets/. For full event information and details, please visit www.usasevens.com/las-vegas/.
About United World Sports:
The newly formed United World Sports (UWS) LLC hosts a dynamic line up of emerging sports properties and has quickly become the leader at delivering premier international sports properties to U.S. audiences. UWS’ flagship property is the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament held annually in Las Vegas. This exciting 16-nation, three-day tournament has become the largest attended rugby event in North America with more than 70,000 fans coming to Sam Boyd Stadium. Broadcast live on NBC Sports the tournament serves as the only U.S. stop on a nine-city world tour and reaches more than 350 million television households worldwide. Additional UWS properties include the Las Vegas Invitational, America’s Rugby Seven’s Cup, the College Rugby Championship (CRC), the Varsity Cup and the Pro Soccer Challenge.
About USA Sevens Rugby:
The annual USA Sevens international rugby tournament is the premier rugby event in North America as well as the fourth event out of nine in the HSBC Sevens World Series. USA Sevens is the only North American stop in the series. Fans in attendance will see 16 international rugby sevens teams play 45 matches during a three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings. Fans can stay updated on all the latest USA Sevens Rugby news, events and details by following on Facebook (USA Sevens Rugby Tournament And Festival) and Twitter (@USASevensRugby).
Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, rugby sevens is played with just seven players per team. Matches have seven minute halves with two minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators.
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