Friday, January 22, 2010
For the first time, the USA leg of the IRB Sevens World Series will be hosted in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. You could be there as Rugbydump and USA Sevens Rugby have teamed up to give away tournament passes for the fun-filled weekend at the Sam Boyd Stadium.
For five years the tournament was hosted by San Diego, but organisers have chosen to take the spectacle to Vegas in the hope of reaching new fans and increasing the exposure of the event.
"Vegas is about attracting people with their fun, their parties, their concerts and events and they saw rugby as a group of people globally who tour, a band of camaraderie, brotherhood and sisterhood, a group of people that comes together in celebration," said USA Sevens Tournament Director, Dan Lyle.
Mike Miller of the IRB says Sevens and Vegas are the perfect fit.
Sevens is great sport but also a great party and Vegas is obviously a great party town, so I see the two complimenting each other perfectly.
"This just shows that Rugby Sevens is continuing to grow in the USA, and that the major resort cities like Las Vegas now understand the worth of Sevens Rugby," he added.
The stadium for the event in February seats over 38 000, and you yourself could be one of the lucky fans who's there, simply by emailing us with the answer to the following question.
What is the name of the stadium that will be used for the Vegas Sevens in 2010?
Send the answer to us , along with your name and contact details and you and a friend could be there for a weekend of fun, sun, and top quality rugby sevens action.
Please note: The prize covers weekend passes only. Flights and accomodation are not provided.