World Rugby Football League presents NYC Sevens with Men's international teams competing for $1 Million

NYC Sevens
NYC Sevens

Rugby fans rejoice! The world’s best rugby sevens players will descend on Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ on July 15 to compete for the richest prize ever offered.

World Rugby Football League (RFL) presents the NYC Sevens under sanction from USA Rugby, the sport’s national governing body. The event will bring together 25,000 rabid fans at Red Bull Arena to cheer on eight of world rugby's top ranked sevens teams. Nations projected to participate include Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Fiji, France, Ireland, South Africa, and the United States. This one-day rugby festival will feature 16 tournament games as well as showcase games featuring top local teams, live music, and great food and drink. Tickets, starting at $55.00, go on sale April 10th at

"NYC Sevens is not just fast-paced, hard-hitting rugby that features the best teams in the world; it’s an all-day festival showcasing the energy and passion of international rugby sevens through music and sport," said Rob Cornelius, President of 44FiftyFive Sports & Entertainment and Head of Operations for NYC Sevens. "As a leading promoter of the most successful rugby sevens events in the United States over the past decade, we are excited to support World RFL’s premiere event by introducing Olympic-caliber rugby sevens to New York City.”

“This event will bring a unique sports experience to both avid and new rugby fans,” said Sean Verity, World RFL's Executive Producer. “We are developing creative solutions and identifying venue and broadcast innovation that presents rugby sevens in the most dynamic way possible across the modern landscape of live and televised sports. We have an incredible opportunity to bring the world's best rugby sevens players to the Big Apple and we intend to build a strong foundation for the RFL in the United States.”

“Sevens rugby is a unique experience in so many ways, the festival and entertainment atmosphere are unlike any other. NYC Sevens is aiming to enhance that with a blend if top level rugby, music and culture. With some of the worlds best men’s teams descending on Red Bull Arena, the 2023 summer of sevens the aim is to take things to another level here in the USA.”

Rugby sevens made its Olympic debut in 2016, and has experienced rapid growth in fan interest and participation nationally and globally. World RFL’s NYC Sevens is a can't-miss event for anyone who is looking for the ultimate fan experience featuring the sports’ greatest teams slugging it out for $1 million.

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About World RFL

World RFL was founded to deliver avid and casual fans an exciting, world-class live sports event and media experience. World RFL's premiere NYC Sevens will showcase the world’s greatest men's teams and attract thousands of fans. The league is committed to bring further private investment opportunities via major market franchise ownership along with brand and media rights value long-term to its sports enterprise. World RFL's “smart start” strategy calls for as many as four tournament expansions in 2024, while also developing content series, marketing initiatives, and grassroots programs aimed at educating and exciting America and the world's rugby fans and players.

About Red Bull Arena

Built in 2010, Red Bull Arena is the home of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer and Gotham FC of the National Women's Soccer League. The Harrison, NJ-based stadium has also hosted some of the top soccer clubs in the world including FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, Manchester United, Manchester City FC, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich, SL Benfica, Club America, Paris Saint Germain, AS Roma and Juventus as well as international squads including the United States Men’s and Women’s National Teams, Ecuador, Colombia, Czech Republic and Turkey. The Sports Turf Management Association named Red Bull Arena the "2021 Professional Soccer Field of the Year" and the venue has twice been selected as J.D. Power's "Best in Fan Experience" from all New York/New Jersey professional sports and entertainment facilities.

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