Schedule Set for 2022 LA 7s
Schedule Set for 2022 LA 7s
(LA 7s Release)—In just under 60 days’ time the world of rugby is coming back to Los Angeles as the HSBC LA Sevens returns August 27 and 28.
The end of the Summer 7s 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.