2020 HSBC Sydney 7’s Heads To Bankwest Stadium
Western Sydney’s newly built Bankwest Stadium will host the HSBC Sydney 7s for the next three years, with the first tournament to be played in 2020.
In the fifth year of the widely popular Rugby tournament, the Bankwest Stadium precinct will be transformed into a Rugby festival with live bands, rides, interactive entertainment, the kids’ zone, and plenty of places to eat and drink, coupled with the best Rugby Sevens athletes from across the world doing battle less than six months out from the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The move out west follows a three-year stint at Allianz Stadium and a fourth at Spotless Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park.
The tournament will light up Sydney’s west over two action-packed days and Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Raelene Castle, said: “We are looking forward to taking the HSBC Sydney 7s to Bankwest Stadium, continuing our drive to showcase the event in Sydney’s west.
“The fan experience at Bankwest Stadium is nothing short of world class and it will lift the event to another level in 2020.
“It is a huge year for Rugby Sevens next year with the Tokyo Olympic Games and those who come along to Bankwest Stadium in February will find out why it is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet.
The unique colour and atmosphere of the HSBC World Series Sevens will bring together fans from across the globe to create the ultimate sports and entertainment experience at the new world-class Parramatta venue.
“The HSBC Sydney 7s is a wonderful celebration of different nationalities and cultures, with supporters flocking from the Pacific Islands, Europe, Africa and America. Sydney has earned the reputation as one of the most popular stops on the World Series circuit for players and fans alike,” Castle said.
NSW Minister for Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres said: “Bankwest Stadium will be the perfect fit for the HSBC Sydney 7s tournament.
“The Sydney 7s is an exciting event in our State’s calendar – it’s as much about the enthusiastic fans in the stands as it is about the players on the field,” Mr Ayres said.
“About half of Sydney’s population lives in Western Sydney and it’s among the fastest growing regions in NSW, so it makes perfect sense to hold this fantastic multicultural sporting event at the new state-of-the-art Bankwest Stadium, where there isn’t a bad seat in the house!
“Not only will it help grow the game of rugby union, but it will also encourage more people to spend a weekend in Western Sydney and make the most of what this beautiful region has to offer.”
The HSBC Sydney 7s is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.