BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby and the Triangle Sports Commission announced Tuesday tickets for the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., will be released to the public at 10 a.m. ET Thursday, April 2.
Matches between national teams from across North America and the Caribbean, in both men’s and women’s competition, will take to the pitch Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14, at WakeMed Soccer Park to earn a qualification place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games.
The men’s and women’s teams from both the U.S. and Canada are favorites to qualify for the 2016 Olympics either through automatic qualification opportunities that conclude in May (World Rugby HSBC Sevens World Series; World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series) or through the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships. The regional tournament in Cary will see any not-yet-qualified U.S. and Canadian teams taking on teams such as Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago in hopes of punching their ticket for the first ever Rugby Sevens competition in the Olympics.
Hosted by the Triangle Sports Commission in partnership with the Town of Cary, the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships will welcome thousands of supporters throughout the competition weekend. Both single- and two-day passes are available for the event, with premium seats starting at $25 and general admission seats beginning at $15. Ticket information and links for purchase will be available at www.nacrasevens.com starting at 10 a.m. ET Thursday, April 2.
For rugby clubs traveling to the Tar Heel State, special discounts are available for groups of more than 50. For more information on how to purchase discounted tickets, contact Faryn Roy at the Triangle Sports Commission.
The 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships, along with additional regional qualifiers hosted by each of the World Rugby regional associations, will produce one Olympic qualifier from the men’s and women’s tournament. A final repechage tournament will determine the final qualifiers. More details on the qualification process for Rio 2016 can be found on usarugby.org.
Links and contact information for 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships ticket purchases will be released Thursday. Sign up for the USA Rugby Ticket Pre-sale Email List for additional notifications related to domestic rugby events.
About the Triangle Sports Commission
Incorporated in 2001 and based in Cary, NC, the Triangle Sports Commission is a North Carolina charitable non-profit organization and an all-volunteer sports commission serving the Triangle region. The TSC seeks to host events and carry out projects that involve collaboration and cooperation among Triangle communities and build the Triangle brand. The TSC led the Triangle’s recruitment effort for the relocation of USA Baseball from Arizona that resulted in USA Baseball’s new headquarters at Durham Bulls Athletic Park and their National Training Complex at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary. With its strong focus on Olympic and amateur sports, the TSC is one of only 10 US Olympic Community Partners. In recent years the Triangle Sports Commission has hosted multiple Olympic Trials for Table Tennis, national soccer tournaments, Olympic Day activities, the Women’s Basketball Tip-Off, the North Carolina Sports Summit, and the US Masters Swimming High Performance Camp, among others. For more information on the Triangle Sports Commission, visit www.trianglesportscommission.com.
North America Caribbean Rugby Association “NACRA” is the governing body of the 16 Unions in the region. It’ membership is diverse and currently includes, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA. In August 2011 the Turks & Caicos Islands and Curacao were admitted as Associate Members of NACRA and in 2014, the Dominican Republic were also admitted as an Associate Member.