|Sam Boyd Stadium // Photo by Eric Salard via flickr|
The USA Seven International Rugby Tournament will return to Las Vegas for 2016 and through 2019. This follows five years of consecutive growth in attendance numbers. The three-day tournament will take place next spring on March 4 to 6.
The tournament began running in Las Vegas in 2010. Since then the attendance rates have more than doubled. Seven is celebrated the week before with rugby festivities, creating excitiment for the actual tournament. In 2015, 75,000 rugby fans watched the tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium. The fans generated $27 million for the local economy.
Sixteen top rugby teams will compete in the tournament in 2016.
“Over the past five years, the city of Las Vegas has provided an exceptional foundation for USA Sevens Rugby to grow and excel,” said Jonathan First, president of United World Sports. “Through this continued partnership with Las Vegas, USA Sevens Rugby will continue to further position itself as the premier international sporting event and a catalyst for rugby’s growth in America.”
For event information, visit www.usasevens.com.