The Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) has opened the public ticket ballot for Hong Kong residents to access general admission tickets to the 2020 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.
The public ballot will be open from 11.59pm Friday, November 15, 2019 to 11.59pm Sunday, February 9, 2020.
Tickets for the 2020 tournament, which is the 45th edition, remain at HK$1,950 for a full three-day pass, with single day ticket prices for the Friday HK$350 and the Saturday and Sunday both priced at HK$800.
9,000 individual tickets are available in the ballot and applicants have the choice to apply for a maximum of two adult tickets for each of the three days of the event.
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 following the closing of the ballot on Monday, 10 February 2020, with the winners to be notified electronically.
Applicants must be Hong Kong Residents in possession of a Hong Kong Identity Card and aged 18 or above on the day which they submit their application.
Change to ballot process
In a change to the process this year, those entering the ballot will be required to submit credit card details and, if they win, will automatically be charged for the requested tickets they were successfully allocated following the ballot draw. This will display as a payment from ‘Ticketflap’. Those unsuccessful in the ballot will not be charged.
As was the case in 2019, an administration fee of HK$50 will be charged for each ticket purchased.
In an effort to ensure the widest possible distribution of tickets, the HKRU has confirmed that once again no children’s concession tickets will be sold via the public ballot.
Ballot applicants can apply to attend any individual day or all three days of the event and may be successful across multiple entries for access on multiple days. Each applicant is allowed only one ballot entry per event day.
All interested spectators are reminded that only tickets sold through the official online ticketing agencies, HKRU member clubs or the public ballot are guaranteed to be genuine. Anyone purchasing tickets from non-official channels should be aware that doing so leaves them at risk.
The 2020 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens will be held from 3-5 April 2020 at Hong Kong Stadium.
Enquiries about the public ballot should be made via email to [email protected]