USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament and Supporting Events Return to Las Vegas February 6 – 10, 2013
WHAT: 2013 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament and supporting events
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 – Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013
WHERE: USA Sevens and Las Vegas Invitational:
Sam Boyd Stadium
7000 E. Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Various locations throughout Las Vegas (see details section)
TICKETS: Tickets for the 2013 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament start at $10 for youth (age 14 and younger) and $33 for adults. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit www.USASevens.com or call 1-888-RUGBY-7S.
DETAILS: Opening Ceremonies at Fremont Street Experience – Feb. 7
Opening ceremonies for the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament will be held at the Fremont Street Experience during the evening of Thursday, Feb. 7.
Following the ceremonies, USA Sevens will host a Block Party for fans eager to continue celebrating the start of the tournament.
Las Vegas Invitational Presented by Station Casinos – Feb. 7 – 10
The Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) is an amateur rugby tournament open to teams of all ages and skill levels. The LVI is considered one of the premier amateur rugby events in the United States, featuring athletes and matchups across a wide-range of rugby divisions and age groups. The event gives incoming fans and avid rugby enthusiasts a chance to participate and play over the weekend while also watching the professional teams compete at the USA Sevens. Interested teams and players can register at https://www.usasevens.com/las-vegas/register/.
International Fan Festival – Feb. 8 – 10
Throughout the three-day USA Seven tournament, fans can enjoy the event’s international party atmosphere with live entertainment, a diverse selection of intercontinental cuisine and beverages and carnival activities. Fans can also find family friendly events throughout the event. Located just outside of Sam Boyd Stadium, ticket holders will be free to move from the festival to the games inside the stadium throughout the tournament.
USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament – Feb 8 – 10
The annual USA Sevens international rugby tournament is the premier rugby event in North America as well as the fifth event out of nine in the HSBC Sevens World Series. USA Sevens is the only North American stop in the series. Fans in attendance witness 16 international rugby teams play 45 matches during a three-day competition in an attempt to gain point in the Sevens World Series standings. The 2012 USA Sevens event broke all previous attendance records in its third year at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
Tournament Play is scheduled for the following dates and times:
Friday, Feb. 8
Gates Open: 3 p.m.
Matches: 4 – 9:45 p.m.
Highlights: Pool Rounds 1 and 2 in men’s and women’s play
Saturday, Feb. 9
Gates Open: 10:30 a.m.
Matches: Noon – 7 p.m.
Highlights: Pool Round 3 and Quarterfinals in men’s and women’s play, women’s Semifinals, LVI Matches
Sunday, Feb. 10
Gates Open: 8:30 a.m.
Matches: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Highlights: Semifinals and Finals in men’s play, Finals in women’s play, LVI Matches
Tentative Rugby Sevens Teams Competing:
Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Kenya, New Zealand, Portugal, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, United States and Wales.
** All events below are subject to change pending team schedules**
Team USA Pep Rally at Miracle Mile Shops – Feb. 6
USA Rugby fans can get fired up for tournament play at the Team USA Pep Rally Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to noon. The pep rally will be outside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and feature members and coaches from the USA Eagles rugby sevens team and USA cheerleaders.
Scrumble Golf Tournament – Feb. 8
USA Rugby fans can get into the swing of things during the United States Rugby Football Foundations (USRFF) sixth annual Scrumble Golf Tournament at 8:30 a.m. This year’s Scrumble Golf Tournament will be held at the Las Vegas National Golf Club on Friday, Feb. 8.
Official Wrap Party at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino – Feb. 10
Following the USA Sevens championship match, all fans can attend the Official Wrap Party at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Sunday, Feb. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. Fans will be able to meet and interact with coaches and players from all competing nations as they celebrate a great week of events, international festivals and nonstop rugby action.
Additional Tournament Information:
Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, USA Sevens rugby is played with just seven players per team. Matches have seven-minute halves with two-minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators.
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