World’s biggest rugby party welcomes all in Causeway Bay
For three consecutive weekends starting from March 24, the spirit of rugby sevens will fill the streets of Causeway Bay, transforming it into a themed carnival celebrating the much-loved sport. Last year, the outside-stadium festivities celebrating the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens attracted attendance exceeding the 120,000 cumulative spectators inside the stadium over the event weekend, so this year the HKRU have decided to bring it back, but bigger and better than ever before.
The fun and excitement of the tournament will be made available for all as the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Festival is open to the public at Lee Gardens, just a ‘drop kick’ from the Hong Kong Stadium. The events are organised by the Hong Kong Rugby Union, with the support of Hysan Development and co-title sponsors Cathay Pacific and HSBC. These fan-friendly (and free!) activities aim to build excitement to a boiling point for the 43rd staging of the Sevens from April 6 to 8.
Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens FanWalk (April 6 – 8)
The neighbourhood of Lee Gardens will be transformed into one big rugby carnival. Fans and shoppers can expect to be thrilled and entertained by the line-up of amazing acts and street artists, in addition to live music and multiple food and drink booths. Get the full run down here: https://hksevens.com/event-info/2018-festival-at-lee-gardens/fanwalk
E-Sports (April 3 – 8)
E-Sport enthusiasts will get the ultimate adrenalin rush at the all-action gaming arena located on the 4th floor of Hysan Place. This E-Sports competition will feature fans favorites, NBA 2K18 and FIFA 18, as well as aFlight Simulator game from DJI. Determined players are welcome to compete in a tournament, with heats on April 3 to 6, proceeding into knockout stages over the weekend of April 7 and 8 and grand final on April 8. Find out more, and sign up to the tournament here: https://hksevens.com/event-info/2018-festival-at-lee-gardens/e-sports
Wolfpack Ninja Championship (April 6-8)
Physical challenge awaits athletic youngsters between 6 and 16. Created by American ninjas, the Wolfpack Ninja obstacle course was modeled on the popular American TV series challenges. It puts the participants through their paces in the search for Hong Kong’s ultimate Wolfpack Ninja Champion. The challenge takes place in front of Lee Gardens One, with heats on April 6 and 7 and finals on Sunday, April 8. Registration is on the day on a first-come, first-served basis. Find out more here: https://hksevens.com/event-info/2018-festival-at-lee-gardens/wolfpack-ninja-championship
Sevens Clubhouse (6-8 Apr)
Seasons Restaurant at Lee Gardens Two will be transformed into the Sevens Clubhouse, from April 6 to 8. On top of the live giant-screen broadcast of all the action at the Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong Rugby Union’s team of rugby ambassadors will be around to mingle and chat all things rugby. Get into the spirit and enjoy the special offers on drinks with four Carlsberg beers or two glasses of Sacred Hill wine for just HK$100. You can pre-purchase here: https://www.ticketflap.com/hongkongsevensclubhouse
Lee Gardens EGGssentially Art! Rugby Edition (March 30 – April 2)
At the entrance of Lee Gardens One, Easter weekend celebrations will greet visitors with international cultural performances, appearances by international rugby teams, and delectable egglette and milk tea vendors.
Easter Rugby (March 30 – April 2, 10am – 2pm)
The junior rugby coaching clinics, run by coaches and players from Hong Kong and some international guests from the visiting teams, welcome youngsters to experience rugby and pick up some basic skills. The clinics will be located on the fourth floor of Hysan Place.
StreetMAZE Hunt (24 Mar – 8 Apr)
The unique cultural flavours of Hong Kong are celebrated in this fun game! Simply download the HKSEVENS mobile app and search for various hidden street art pop-ups around Lee Gardens and Hysan Place. Collect all the QR codes corresponding with the local street art pop-ups and win fabulous prizes!
While all of the above is going on, sponsors of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens will be hosting a range of fan activation booths with interesting offers for attendees of all ages. To let anyone new to rugby sevens experience this engaging sport, HSBC will be bringing back its well-loved ‘Try Rugby’, located on the fourth floor of Hysan Place. Cathay Pacific will encourage party-goers to ‘Scrum as One’ at their fan booth and try their hands on the scrum machines. To record the ultra fun moments at the festival, Cigna will be inspiring visitors to ‘Bounce into Life’ with its photo opp stand. Visitors can also snap up a wide variety of top-of-the-range gear from international sportswear brand Kukri. Marriott Rewards will be hosting a pop-up restaurant to keep rugby sevens enthusiasts going throughout the festival, and Coca Cola will be keeping them hydrated at its soft drinks station.
Come along and experience this exceptional event, and help bring the world’s largest rugby party outside of the stadium. For more information about the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Festival, please visit:
Simply download the HKSEVENS mobile app here.