FAQ – HSBC Sydney7s

TRAVEL

How do I get there?

We recommend you leave your car at home and use public transport. A direct train service from Central Station to Sydney Olympic Park and return will operate every 30 minutes on 2 & 3 February. The Sydney Olympic Park sprint service will operate every 10 minutes from Lidcombe station.

Patrons are encouraged to use the Transport NSW ‘trip planner’ to find out the best way to get to Spotless Stadium. For further information click here.

Is public transport free?

Yes, train travel to and from Spotless Stadium is included in your ticket price. Simply show your ticket and hop on! This offer applies to the Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink network bounded by Goulburn, Bathhurst, Dunging/Scone and Bomaderry.

Where is the closest taxi rank?

The closest taxi rank to Spotless Stadium is near the Novotel and Pullman (Herb Elliot Ave). Find out more on this page.

Where can patrons park and how much is it?

Sydney Olympic Park has over 10,000 parking spaces site-wide. Carparks P1, P5 and P6 are in close proximity to Spotless Stadium. Costs = $5 per hour, up to a maximum fee of $25 per day.

We recommend you pre-book parking if you plan to drive to Sydney 7s. Cost is $25 per car for the day. This cost is for one entry and exit into your selected car park.

Click here for the latest information on parking at Sydney Olympic Park. You can also book parking through Ticketek. Be sure to allow 7 – 10 working days for delivery of your ticket. Visit www.ticketek.com.au for more information.


STADIUM

Are there pass outs?

Yes, this year pass outs will be permitted. Patrons will be subject to searches upon Match Venue re-entry.

What can be brought into the venue?

Patrons are encouraged to read the Terms of Admission, as listed here.

Is there an area where luggage, prams and other large items can be stored?

There are pram bays located around the stadium on both level 2 & 4. These bays are not supervised but are available for use free of charge.

What is at the stadium to assist with dealing with the hot weather?

Given the time of year, hot weather is likely across the entire tournament weekend. Patrons are encouraged to bring headwear and sunscreen. To assist in keeping you hydrated and cool, there will be free water and cooling stations throughout the venue.

What facilities are there for people with a disability?

There is a range of accessible seating options within the stadium. We advise patrons with accessible seating requirements to speak with Ticketek prior to purchasing tickets.

There are accessible seating bars and cafes and Spotless Stadium also has a continual concourse around the stadium which allows easy access to all main locations such as merchandise stalls, fan areas etc.


ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

What should I wear?

It’s a party! Be creative and show support for your team. It wouldn’t be Sydney 7s without the outrageous costumes. Remember that costumes deemed to be offensive may not be permitted inside the stadium. This includes costumes that may offend from a religious, political, racial and/or sexual perspective.

What kind of merchandise will be available on the day?

Tournament merchandise will be available throughout the tournament and will be sold from outlets located inside the stadium and in the plaza areas surrounding the stadium

What kind of food and beverage will be available inside the venue?

Spotless Stadium is proud to offer a wide variety of food & beverage outlets within the Stadium.

  • Snack Shack (with nothing over $3!)
  • Kebabish
  • Bells Kitchen
  • Jimmy’s Catch
  • Wally’s Hot Dog
  • Arena Pie Shop & Bar
  • Wok’n’bowl
  • Subway
  • Ian’s Dessert Bar
  • Coffee Shop
  • Schnitzel House
  • Pizza Stand
  • Good to Go
  • Range of bars located around the venue
  • Additional food vans are located around the concourse


EVENT

Is the HSBC Sydney 7s a family friendly event?

Yes! There will be plenty of family-friendly activities for the kids, including a dedicated Kid’s Fun Zone. Stay tuned for our precinct map.

Will there be an opportunity for patrons to meet players, get pictures and autographs?

There may be opportunities at certain times throughout the day for patrons to get player autographs and pictures, however, there is no obligation for players to provide this opportunity.

Will the players walk the perimeter of the field after the games?

Players from each team will do a “lap of honour” at the conclusion of their last game of the tournament to thank the fans. There is no formal opportunity for players to sign autographs or pose for pictures. Patrons are reminded to respect the players and remain behind the fence at all times.

Is there a Tournament Program?

Yes, Tournament Programs will be available all weekend. We ask for a gold coin donation for each program.


TICKETS & SEATING

Can I purchase tickets on the day?

It is expected that tickets will sell fast, so we would recommend pre-purchasing tickets online to avoid disappointment.

How old must a child be before they need a ticket?

Only children aged 3 or under will not require a ticket. The child must not take up a seat unless a ticket has been purchased by the patron.

Can people with a Reserved Seat sit in the General Admission section?

For your own experience and for the comfort of other patrons, you will be required to sit in your allocated seat. Any variations are subject to capacity and are at the discretion of the ushers and stadium staff on the day.