Serevi Rugbytown Sevens®
International 7s Tournament
Rugby 7s, the quicker variation of traditional 15-a-side rugby union, is the newest Olympic sport set to debut at the Rio 2016 Games. Matches are played seven-a-side in two seven-minute halves.
The 2014 Serevi RugbyTown Sevens tournament, Aug. 15-17, promises to be the best yet. 17 teams from five countries will be competing for the winner-take-all $10,000 purse, including three national teams looking to break onto rugby’s big stage. All five U.S. military branches will participate again, as will the 2012 champion USA Falcons, made up from the national team player pool, and last year’s winners, the Collegiate All-Americans.
In addition to the cash prize, the champion will receive an automatic bid to the 2014 Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens, in the homeland of Serevi founder and rugby legend Waisale Serevi, the “King of 7s.”
The Saturday beerfest will take place again this year. “Bruises and Brews” will feature unlimited tastings from 20 local craft breweries and distilleries, all adjacent to the rugby action for a perfect view with your perfect pour. This year, attendees will be treated to a live performance from Denver’s own The Epilogues (3 p.m.).
Taste of Glendale
Sunday debuts a “Taste of Glendale”, where seven local eateries will offer meals and treats priced at $5 or less. Diners will be able to enjoy the tournament’s playoffs from the Festival Plaza overlooking the rugby pitch, as well as music from the Mile Highlanders.
Friday Afternoon Club
Kick off your weekend early as tournament pool play begins Friday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. Admission is complimentary for Free Fan Friday! Take a tour of the adjacent Event Center for a chance to win a Kindle Fire, and enjoy food and drinks at our Friday Afternoon Club.