HSBC SVNS LAX: Seven things not to miss!

Check out our Top 7 reasons why you should attend HSBC SVNS Los Angeles

Sevens rugby is going next level. Totally refreshed, a brand new HSBC SVNS is coming to Los Angeles on 1-3 March 2024, bringing together a unique festival of sport, music, food, fitness and immersive experiences.

It's rugby seven’s biggest party, and you're invited. Spend a weekend you'll never forget at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Southern California for two-and-a-half action-packed days that will blow your mind. Get ready to make unforgettable memories at the start of Spring in LA!

HSBC SVNS is the ultimate get together. It’s a vibrant, fun-filled place to express yourself and indulge in the good things in life, while hanging out with your best mates. Everything about HSBC SVNS gives you that feelgood factor, from sunrise to sunset.

Not sure where to start? Check out our Top 7 reasons why you should attend HSBC SVNS:

1. World-class sport

HSBC SVNS LAX is set to host an electrifying spectacle with the world's top 12 men's and 12 women's rugby sevens teams, including powerhouse nations like the New Zealand All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens, double men’s Olympic champions Fiji, perennial favourites South Africa, Samoa, Australia, Canada, Argentina and both USA men’s and women’s national teams looking to inspire the crowd with their performances.

Across two-and-a-half thrilling days of competition, some of the world’s best athletes will display unmatched speed, skill, and athleticism, taking to the stage at the venue that will host the LA 2028 Olympic rugby sevens competition.

And the cherry on the cake? France’s 15s captain and arguably one of the world’s best rugby player, Antoine Dupont, is set to play in LA in his bid to compete in the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Having come up short as France’s leader at Rugby World Cup 2023, Dupont is desperate to be involved in the next big rugby global event on home soil and will look to use the new HSBC SVNS Series to adapt to the shorter, fast-paced format of the game.

2. Fast and furious action

Rugby sevens is an abbreviated form of rugby, featuring two teams of seven players. Played on a full-size rugby pitch, a rugby sevens match is 14 minutes long, consisting of two halves of seven minutes each. The opposing teams compete to score points via tries, conversions, penalties and drop goals. The winning team is the one with the most points at the end of the match. As in the 15-a-side game, the ball must be passed backwards and can be moved up the pitch by running, passing or kicking it.

Sevens rugby is full of energy and set on making big waves. Super-charged and thrill-a-minute, it’s the ultimate test of individual skills and fitness, guaranteeing end-to-end action and tries galore!

And for a change of pace, Sunday evening will see RFCLA in their Major League Rugby home opener against Dallas Jackals. This match is free to attend for SVNS LAX Sunday and Weekend ticket holders.

3. Kick back at the Beach Club

We'll bring the beach, you bring the energy! Party all afternoon, through sundowners, into the night at our iconic beach club. With DJ’s playing dance floor fillers and classic anthems, bars and delicious food, you can spend as long or as little at the Beach Club as you want. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

And if you get a little restless, why not try your hand at Beach Padel Tennis?

4. Savour the Food Markets

This isn't your regular food market. Fusing together the best of local cuisines, art and music, the HSBC SVNS LAX food market is a theatre for the hungry. Whether you've been soaking up the rays or getting stuck into the rugby, our street food heaven is high on the HSBC SVNS agenda.

5. Party on with live music

Prepare for the sounds of HSBC SVNS! No good party is complete without a resident DJ (we’ve got a few, including DJ Dazzler, Miss Ninja and Lola Langusta), live acts (including virtuoso guitarist Sophie Lloyd) and good vibes - we promise you this is one party you’ll want to be on the guestlist for. HSBC SVNS LAX has curated a blockbuster line up of entertainment with over 100 artists bringing the vibes for a weekend to remember.

With top DJs spinning pulsating playlists throughout the day, interactive and innovative in-bowl entertainment (wait until you see our AI fan filter cameras…) and social media stars performing throughout the weekend, SVNS LAX will have as much action off the pitch as there will be on it.

6. Take it to the next level

Those seeking a more premium and exclusive setting can take advantage of a new next level hospitality experience, featuring premium food and drink, a full programme of fun and entertainment in private lounges and the best seats in the house.

Spring Hotel - introducing the Spring Hotel Terrace, a new take on the 100 Club! If you’re up for a party, this is your golden ticket. No lines, no queues and nonstop entertainment! The  exclusive outdoor Spring Hotel Terrace puts you in the heart of the party and access to the best tier one seats to watch all the on-pitch action. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of non-stop fun, including food and beverages throughout the day, live DJ beats and entertainment into the sunset. Fancy dress costumes welcomed and encouraged.

Sun Room - welcome to the Sun Room Lounge, our most premium indoor experience with a view of the pitch and the best seats in the house to watch thrilling rugby all weekend long. A new take on the Captain’s Lounge, the Sun Room is the perfect blend of chic comfort, delicious food and drinks and non-stop entertainment. Join us with your friends and corporate guests for the best seats, good vibes and unforgettable memories. See you there!

Private Suites - Upgrade to a private suite and revel in the delight of your own secret hideaway for you and your guests. Great seats to watch thrilling rugby and amenities close by. Get set for an amazing day!

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7. Friday Night Lights

HSBC SVNS LAX is going next level with competition and festivities now extended into Friday, 1 March for a ‘Friday Night Lights’ experience.

Men’s and women’s pool play will kick-off on Friday with 12 pool stage matches beginning at 16:00 local time, all under the Dignity Health Sports Park stadium lights with added atmosphere to increase the nightlife experience. The remainder of pool play, along with the quarter-finals and super session will continue on Saturday and Sunday at Dignity Health Sports Park.

With so much going on, what are you waiting for? Click here to unleash your party spirit!