Sports Minister Stuart Ayres announced the HSBC Sydney 7s will move to a new home at Sydney Olympic Park in Western Sydney early next year.
“Western Sydney is already home to major sporting and entertainment events and the Sydney 7s move to Spotless Stadium will be a welcome addition to the events calendar,” Mr Ayres said.
“The Sevens is a fantastic series for the whole family to enjoy and next year Sydney Olympic Park will be transformed into a rugby festival with live bands, a kids zone and plenty of incredible performances from the world’s best players.
“Beyond all the on-field action, the event will also boost the local visitor economy, with hotels, restaurants and attractions set to be buzzing with visitors from around Australia and the world.
“Last year, the 7s series injected more than six million dollars into the NSW economy. I encourage everyone to get their tickets early and start planning an extended stay in Western Sydney.”
Rugby Australia Chief Executive Raelene Castle said the HSBC Sydney 7s will return with crowd favourites such as Dance Cam, Kiss Cam, The Gun show and Karaoke all set to feature again in 2019.
“Anyone who has been to the tournament in Sydney will tell you it’s not just about the footy, Sevens Rugby is the complete package. It’s a chance to get your mates together, deck yourself out in fancy dress and experience all the entertainment on offer,” Ms Castle said.
The Sydney 7s has been secured exclusively by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. To celebrate the move out West, entry to the first day of action on Friday 1 February will be free for all fans.
Early bird sales for Saturday 2 February and the finals on Sunday 3 February will go on sale on 23 July via Ticketek. More information