Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Organizers Report That Vancouver Rugby Sevens Event Is 85 per Cent Sold Out

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Organizers Report That Vancouver Rugby Sevens Event Is 85 per Cent Sold Out

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Vancouver sevens event 85 per cent sold out

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VANCOUVER - The HSBC Canada Sevens slated for Vancouver in March is 85 per cent sold out, according to organizers.

Last year's debut Canadian stop on the men's rugby sevens circuit saw 60,418 fans take in the tournament over two days at B.C. Place Stadium. The event sold out the 28,000 lower bowl, with organizers subsequently putting 5,000 upper bowl tickets each day on sale.

Tournament CEO Bill Cooper called the 2016 sales "a tremendous milestone for rugby in Canada, to have achieved that so many months before the tournament (March 11-12)."

Organizers made the 5,000 upper bowl seats available from the get-go this year. That could push attendance to 66,000 over the two days with the possibility of more upper bowl seats being sold if needed. …

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