Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018
July 20 - July 22$82.75
Watch out, San Francisco: Rugby is coming to town. From July 20 to 22, the world’s top rugby teams will meet at AT&T Park for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 competition. More than 70,000 tickets have already been sold to fans eager to watch the world’s top 16 women’s teams and 24 men’s teams battle it out for one of the sport’s toughest titles.
Fans of the sport are known for sporting colorful costumes and dressing in themes when they attend the events for one of the world’s most popular contact sports. If the action in the stands isn’t enough, turn your attention to the field where game play features seven-minute halves and two-minute half-times, resulting in constant action.
“Sevens is a fantastic introduction to rugby and with the launch of single day tickets for all days of the competition, not only will existing fans have more flexibility and choice, it will enable us to attract new audiences by giving the option to come and experience an action-packed day of sevens rugby at its flagship event,” says World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont.
Men’s teams at the competition will be grappling to take home the Melrose Cup, via a knock-out preliminary round for all nations ranked between ninth and 24th in the world. The current top eight seeds automatically qualify for a round of 16, the association said. The women’s competition will take place in a standard tournament format.
Giants Enterprises, a San Francisco Giants unit that cultivates events and experiences outside of the Major League Baseball franchise, will collaborate with World Rugby and USA Rugby on the games.
The amount of prep work done to transform the stadium as most Giants fans know it was not insignificant: Organizers spent months creating a regulation size rugby field that can accommodate both men’s and women’s matches. The same number of seats will be available for the matches as are open during baseball games, organizers said, giving Northern California one of its largest rugby events ever.
Attendees can purchase either single-day tickets or three-day passes. For more information, visit www.rwcsevens.com/tickets.