End-of-Summer 7's Bash To Take Place at Dignity Health Sports Park August 27-28, 2022. Tickets for the Largest Annual Rugby Event in the United States Featuring the World's Best 16 Teams can be purchased here.
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 30, 2022) – In just under 60 days’ time the world of rugby is coming back to Los Angeles as the HSBC LA Sevens returns August 27th and 28th. The end of the Summer 7’s bash will crown two champions with the winner of the LA Sevens as well as for the first time the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will culminate in Los Angeles. Several teams including South Africa, Australia, Fiji and Argentina are in with a shout of the Series title while Team USA currently sits in 6th place and will be looking to put on a big performance on home soil.
With the recent announcement of both the Men’s and Women’s Rugby World Cup both coming to the USA in 2031 (Men’s) and 2033 (Women’s), and coupled with rugby sevens being one of the sports of the Olympic Games in 2028, rugby is primed for massive growth in America in what experts are referring to as a “golden decade of rugby in the U.S.” The weekend will also feature broadcast coverage across multiple NBC platforms, including live television coverage on NBC Sports.
World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, said: “We are very excited to see the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series return to Los Angeles in March. After such a thrilling tournament at the beginning of 2020, we know that fans will be eager to fill Dignity Health Sports Park once again to see the very best players in action. “We know that there is a huge appetite for rugby in the USA, and with the USA now hosting Rugby World Cup 2031 and 2033 and LA set to host the 2028 Summer Olympic Games, there’s no better opportunity than the HSBC LA Sevens for us to show the world what rugby in the USA is all about.”
The 16 National 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. The head-to-head pool play begins on Saturday with knock-out play on Sunday. The match schedule can be found here: https://lasevensrugby.com/event-info/2022-schedule-and-results
The event will include an International Food, Music & Drink Festival that will showcase authentic cultural acts from each country featured on two main stages. The Festival will also feature music, food, and drink from around the world all taking place among an incredible festive atmosphere with fans dressing up in colorful and creative Fancy Dress. The Festival will take place in and around Dignity Health Sports Park during the event weekend.
Another unique component of the two-day event will be the grassroots community tournament, The Los Angeles Invitational, which will take place on the outer fields around the stadium, with 300 community teams playing in co-ed divisions of youth, high-school, college and adult clubs. The HSBC LA SEVENS is expected to draw a weekend attendance of over 45,000 international rugby fans.
Tickets for HSBC LA SEVENS are on sale now to the public at www.LAsevensrugby.com or by calling 1-888-9AXS-TIX. For event updates, team info, entertainment schedules and more, follow us @LASevensRugby (IG, FB, Twitter)
About men’s 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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