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April 9, 2017

Rugby World Cup Sevens San Francisco Dates Announced

The Rugby World Cup Sevens will be held on American soil for the first time next summer when San Francisco welcomes rugby's best to the City by the Bay.

From July 20 to 22, 2018, rugby sevens teams from around the world will thrill crowds at iconic AT&T Park, home to Major League Baseball's three-time world champion San Francisco Giants. The stadium is located in the heart of San Francisco's bustling downtown, with easy transit access and gorgeous views of the bay.

Twenty-four men's and 16 women's teams will come to San Francisco to compete for the cup. New Zealand's men and women will be defending their most recent titles against Olympic gold medalists from Australia and Fiji and we are, of course, looking forward to seeing England and Wales do us proud.

Supporters can start planning their trip to San Francisco for the Rugby World Cup Sevens now. Tickets and travel packages will be released on July 20 2017. For more information, visit the new Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 website. You can also register for their newsletter.

San Francisco is a global destination, perfect for hosting an event like the Rugby World Cup Sevens. It's a city of man-made beauty, with internationally recognized icons, surrounded by some of nature's most astonishing sights. One of the most diverse cities in America, San Francisco offers many unique neighborhoods, award-winning dining, and a proud history as a place that welcomes everyone. And while both passionate fans and active visitors alike have plenty of sporting options to choose from, San Francisco also offers an equally robust arts scene, with everything from classical opera to boundary-breaking performance art.

Whether you stay close to the stadium in trendy SoMa or a short streetcar ride away at Fisherman's Wharf, your time in San Francisco will be an opportunity to experience the city like a local. And if you know anything about San Franciscans, you know that they are passionate about their city. Expect a warm welcome wherever you are, whether it be in the historic Mission and Castro, picturesque Nob Hill, or the legendary Haight-Ashbury, home of the Summer of Love.

And getting to San Francisco has never been easier. Nonstop flights depart daily for San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from London Heathrow and Dublin and new this year are two nonstop routes from Manchester with Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook Airlines.  

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