19 Jun, 06:50
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Tickets are available at www.rwcsevens.com through both Russian and English languages and are priced from just GBP3 (less than US$5) for a day ticket and GBP8 (less than US$13) for a three-day pass.
The Rugby Union of Russia are looking to attract new fans to a sport that has already started to capture hearts and minds within a sports-mad country where Olympic sports reign supreme.
The Ireland Women's Sevens squad qualified for the finals over the summer with a series of spectacular wins in qualifying tournaments, having only come together for the first time as part of a new development programme.
The event, hosted at the iconic Luzhniki Olympic Park in Moscow from June 28-30, aims to take the Sevens experience a step further with a cultural, music and food festival set to provide an additional dimension to a sport that is globally renowned for its high-quality entertainment on and off the field of play.
It is expected that competitive travel, visa and hotel packages for international visitors from official operators will attract thousands of fans from the competing teams.
Details of those packages will be available at www.rwcsevens.com.
With Sevens making its Olympic Games debut in 2016, the sport has never enjoyed such a prominent global spotlight as it continues to grow beyond the traditional rugby heartlands.
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