Various food vendors are expecting a boost in sales at the upcoming Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament.
The three-day event will take place at the Hong Kong Stadium in Causeway Bay and is expected to attract more than 30,000 audiences on its first day, according to SCMP.
Food vendors that are taking part in the event include restaurant chain Ebeneezer’s Kebabs & Pizzeria, fast food chain KFC, beer brand Carlsberg and Taiwanese restaurant Lo Yau Kee.
KFC told SCMP that the company expects high enthusiasm among its customers with the return of the tournament after three years. The owner of Ebeneezer’s Kebabs & Pizzeria also told SCMP that he wanted to see how well his food could do during the three-day event.
This comes as the Hong Kong Rugby Union, organiser of the event, has secured government approval to allow eating in spectator stands in the stadium during the tournament. Patrons attending the event can now consume food and beverages throughout the weekend in their seats.
“We are pleased to have received approval for food service during the Sevens. With three days of food, drink, music and plenty of thrilling sevens rugby on offer, the atmosphere inside the stadium is guaranteed,” said Robbie McRobbie, chief executive of the Hong Kong Rugby Union.
To ensure compliance with health and safety measures, all fans attending the event must present proof of a negative RAT result obtained on the day of the event at the entrance, otherwise they will be denied entry to the stadium.
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