The Sydney 7s is an annual rugby tournament that makes up part of the Australian Sevens. For three whole days, spectators are treated to non-stop action, incredible running, and long passes plus entertainment and live music.
The tournament’s format involves drawing teams into four pools consisting of four teams. Each team plays against every other team once. The two winning teams from each pool are then advanced into the cup or the 5th place brackets, while the remaining two teams go to the 13th place brackets or the challenge trophy.
Patrons are encouraged to support your team by coming in costumes, no matter how crazy. As long as your costumes are not offending racial, political, religious, or sexual perspectives, it will be allowed. Several food and beverage outlets will be available in the stadium serving a variety of food including hot dogs, pies, kebabs, sandwiches, pizza, desserts, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
At the stadium, pass outs will be allowed and patrons will be searched upon re-entry. The pram bays found on levels 2 and 4 of the stadium are free of charge; you may store your luggage here or other items but take note that these prams are not supervised. Given that the Sydney 7s are held February, hot weather is expected throughout the tournament so it’s recommended to bring sunscreen and protective head ware. Free cooling stations and water will be provided in the venue. Accessible seating options for people with disabilities are available as well.
Patrons may have a chance to meet the players and get photos and autographs. All players from each team will be doing a lap of honour, which takes place at the concluding session, to thank the fans. The Sydney 7s features an array of family-friendly attractions and activities, including a special Kid’s Fun Zone.
Previously held at the Allianz Stadium, the event has since been moved to the Spotless Stadium located at the Sydney Olympic Park. The most efficient way to reach the venue is by taking public transport through the direct train service departing Central Station to the Sydney Olympic Park. The train operates every thirty minutes during the event, while the sprint service from the Sydney Olympic Park operates every 10 minutes departing from the Lidcombe station. Public transportation from the Spotless Stadium is free as it’s included in the ticket price; just show your ticket. The nearest taxi rank is located nearby the Novotel and Pullman. If you do decide to bring a car, there are more than 10,000 parking slots available throughout the Sydney Olympic Park. It costs $5 an hour to park for a maximum of $25 each day.
Tickets available include two-day passes, single day passes, and custom hospitality packages. Kids aged 3 and below are not required to buy a ticket.