Rugby Sevens Survival Guide
Posted on 06 April 2017
One of the biggest sporting events, Rugby Sevens is upon us again, with tourists and rugby players flocking in from all over the world. Get ready for mayhem and some eye candy in Hong Kong this weekend from April 7th-9th. It will be a party both inside and outside the Hong Kong Stadium. Here are our tips and tricks for surviving the Sevens.
The legendary South Stand is home to colourful costumes, singing, shouting and Mexican waves, this is where the party is at! The wait times to get in are long, so get there early. It will be loud, messy, and crowded! Expect a high chance of beer, pimms, water and bodily fluid showers. Be prepared!
- Get there before 9am to avoid queuing for an hour or more
- Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes
- Don't wear anything valuable
- Keep your phone in a waterproof case/zip lock bag (you will get wet)
- Stay hydrated and bring snacks (bring electrolytes to take mid-day)
- Pack tissues, pain killers and wet wipes
East and West Stands
If you want to actually catch the game, sit in these stands for a good view of the pitch. Seats here are unreserved so get there early to grab a good seat.
Outside the Stadium
If you’re looking for a slightly tamer, more family-friendly orientated Sevens, directly opposite the stadium is the HSBC Sevens Village, where you can catch the live game on the big screen for free. Grab yourself a beanbag, a drink and some food from the nearby vendors and soak up the atmosphere.
Chater Garden in Central will be transformed into a mini Hong Kong Stadium from April 3-9, meet the stars of the Sevens and enjoy a week of live music, food and drink.
The post-Sevens partying continues well into the night. If you don't want to venture too far from the stadium, head to Wan Chai for special deals at the pubs and bars. Lan Kwai Fong is hosting the official Sevens after-party, expect hoards of people and a whole lot of drinking.