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Mon, 24 October 2022

Food Sales Approved for Hong Kong Sevens in November

(24/10/22)  The Hong Kong Rugby Union has secured government approval to allow eating in the spectator stands of the stadium when the city hosts the greatest rugby sevens party in the world from 4 to 6 November.

This means that those attending the 2022 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens will be able to consume food and beverages in their seats throughout the fun-filled weekend.

We are pleased to have received approval for food service during the sevens. With three days of food, drink, music and plenty of thrilling sevens rugby on offer, the atmosphere inside the stadium is guaranteed, said Robbie McRobbie, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Rugby Union.

Ireland players having fun with fans at the HK7s in 2019. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.
Ireland players having fun with fans at the HK7s in 2019. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

To ensure compliance with health and safety measures, all fans attending the 2022 Hong Kong Sevens must present proof of a negative RAT result obtained on the same day of entry to the sevens, otherwise they will be denied entry to the stadium.

The attendee must mark the RAT test kit with their name and the date and time of taking the test. They should take a photo of the test kit and save it in their mobile phone - this will then be checked by event staff at the entrance of the stadium daily.

That requirement is is in addition to standard protocols such as the need to scan the venue QR code using the LeaveHomeSafe app on entry and comply with the vaccination requirements applicable under the Vaccine Pass.

The green light comes just in time with the tournament kicking off in two weeks and limited tickets remaining before the sevens reaches its attendance cap for November 2022 at 85% of venue capacity.

Prices for the sevens have been frozen at the 2019 levels of HK$1,950 for a three-day adult pass and HK$950 for a three-day childs pass.

Spectators are reminded to wear their masks at all times when not eating or drinking.

Rugby pictures: Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015, Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong Kong, Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015, Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong, Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014, Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013, Pictures of Chartis Cup 2012 and Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.

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