The much anticipated Rugby World Cup Sevens came, we saw and the city conquered by successfully hosting local and visiting rugby fans.
The Green Point DHL Stadium packed 105 000 supporters – a ground-breaking attendance record.
Cape Town‘s mayor, who attended the Sevens, Geordin Hill-Lewis, appreciated World Rugby for the opportunity to host the events.
“We would like to express our gratitude to World Rugby for their confidence in Cape Town’s ability to host major events. It was a pleasure to host the more than 105 000 sports lovers in our beautiful city.”
The past weekend’s attendance has made history superseding 2018’s World Cup Sevens which was held in San Francisco and had 42 000 visitors.
“It was amazing to see the fans come out in numbers to watch Africa’s first-ever Rugby World Cup Sevens. The atmosphere was amazing and the action on the field kept fans on the edge of their seats.”
As an added bonus, the City is exuberant over hosting the 84 games on generators in a bid to encourage sustainable events.
Picture: Cape Town Sevens