The new dates will serve as the Grand Finale of the Men’s Series.
(Carson, CA – January 20, 2022) – World Rugby and USA Rugby announced today that the upcoming U.S. leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, LA Sevens, set to take place March 5- 6, 2022 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA, will be rescheduled to August 27-28, 2022 due to the logistical challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and the global nature of the Series event. The new dates will serve as the Grand Finale of the Men’s Series.
“While unfortunate to hear of the necessary postponements, we understand and support the need to reschedule the LA7s, ensuring all participating teams and spectators alike have the ability to travel and enjoy the event safely. We very much appreciate the support from World Rugby and AEG Rugby in finding a rescheduled date and opportunity for the rugby community to come together in 2022.” said Ross Young, CEO, USA Rugby.
Fans who have already purchased tickets for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at Dignity Health Sports Park in March should hold their tickets as they will be honored at the rescheduled event in August. Those requesting refunds are advised to contact their original point of purchase.
World Rugby Chief Executive Alan Gilpin said: “Together with the tournament hosts we believe rescheduling the dates of the Vancouver and Los Angeles rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is a sensible and pragmatic decision.”
“The global nature of the Series and the logistical restrictions associated with the ongoing and dynamic nature of the pandemic continue to present a challenge to all stakeholders. Our collective focus is on ensuring the events are as safe, impactful and enjoyable as possible for all involved and therefore rescheduling is the best course of action.”
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is an annual series of international rugby sevens tournaments taking place over 10 global cities including Dubai, Vancouver, Singapore and London, and featuring national teams from the top 16 countries. Participating Teams in this year’s HSBC LA SEVENS will include: USA, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Kenya, Japan, Australia, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand and South Africa.
About HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
One of the most popular Olympic team sports in the world is showcased in this annual series of 10 international rugby sevens tournaments featuring national teams from 16 countries. For more information, visit: www.world.rugby/sevens-series
About AEG Rugby
AEG Rugby is spearheading the LA Sevens event for AEG. A whole owned subsidiary of AEG Worldwide, AEG Rugby’s mission is to work with Unions, Leagues, Teams, Brands, Broadcasters and other commercial & development partners to meaningfully grow the relevance and commercial viability of the sport of rugby. AEGR believes that the core values of the game; respect, integrity and teamwork will guide efforts for both immediate and long-term strategic planning & execution to deliver sustainable success for rugby in the USA and our partners around the world.
About Dignity Health Sports Park
Dignity Health Sports Park, home of the LA Galaxy, is southern California’s home of world-class competition and training facilities for amateur, Olympic, collegiate and professional athletes. Managed by ASM Global, the privately financed facility was developed by AEG on a 125-acre site on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Carson, California. Dignity Health Sports Park's commitment to athletics and training also extends to the surrounding communities. Tennis courts, soccer training fields and a three-mile jogging trail with 12 fitness stations around the perimeter of the development is available to local residents as well as other facilities and amenities. Through foundations established by AEG-operated entities such as the Galaxy, the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and STAPLES Center, more than $5 million has been pledged to community organizations in the last decade, including new donations targeting the local Carson community established by the ASCSC Community Foundation. For additional information please visit www.dignityhealthsportspark.com.
About USA Rugby
Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Glendale, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has more than 110,000 active members across the Youth, High School, College and Senior club level. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple development sides, and an emerging Olympic pathway for elite athletes. USA Rugby affiliates also hosts more than 30 national playoff and championship events each year. In 2018, USA Rugby welcomed the world for Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, the first-ever Rugby World Cup hosted on American soil. With over 100,000 in attendance, the event broke various American records and has acted as a launching point for the game’s future growth. Visit www.usa.rugby for more information.
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