Tickets for the New Zealand Sevens tournament, to be held in Hamilton for the first time on February 3-4 2018, are rushing out the door, with over half of all tickets snapped up after only two days of pre-sales.

Tickets go on public sale on Wednesday 30 August at midday, but eligible Hamilton ratepayers, Sevens, Chiefs and All Blacks supporters have been purchasing tickets fast in the pre-sale which opened on Tuesday.

“We’re excited the Sevens has moved to Hamilton and we’re stoked to have had our best pre-sale in years, with over half the stadium already sold out in only two days,” said New Zealand Sevens General Manager Steve Dunbar.

“Our message to Hamiltonians and Sevens fans is to get in the pre-sale as soon as possible to secure your tickets to what is shaping up to be Hamilton’s hottest summer event.

“We wanted to make sure Hamilton ratepayers have first dibs at getting tickets so have included them in the pre-sale. Ratepayers can buy their tickets now from sevens.co.nz and enter the special pre-sale code on the flyer that was attached to the rates invoice.

“Any fan in New Zealand can go to sevens.co.nz and sign-up for the pre-sale now. We are strongly recommending that people get in the pre-sale as at this rate there may not be many tickets left when we go on public sale on 30 August.”

The Chiefs Rugby Club are also getting behind the New Zealand Sevens by including a Whopping Weekend two-day pass to the tournament within their membership package for 2018, along with the right to purchase up to 2 additional tickets to the event.

“A great way to ensure you see the Sevens is by signing up now as a Chiefs member for 2018. Not only do you secure your ticket to six Gallagher Chiefs 2018 home games at FMG Stadium Waikato, plus exclusive events and priority bookings for playoffs, but you also get a weekend ticket to the Sevens included. It’s an fantastic deal and a great way for Chiefs fans to support their team and enjoy the inaugural Sevens tournament in Hamilton,” said Vanessa Parker, Marketing Manager.

Dallas Fisher, Managing Director of 37 South Events, who is partnering with NZR to run the New Zealand Sevens said there is real excitement building about the event being held in Hamilton.

“There is a real buzz around this premier international sporting tournament moving to Hamilton, and based on the ticket pre-sales to date it is clear that the Waikato is getting in behind it.

“Hamilton is bringing back the party, and the weekend pass to the Sevens is shaping up as the hottest ticket of summer.”