Rugby is an intense game, which is part of what makes it so addictive to watch, especially in person. The U.S. leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is coming to the Dignity Health Sports Park in nearby Carson, CA on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th.
Torrance is next door and easily the perfect spot to stay for the series. The Rugby Sevens is arguably the most exciting stop on the global circuit, and certainly one of the easiest to get to for U.S. fans. The fact that it’s happening in gorgeous Southern California doesn’t hurt either. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of the weekend.
The 16 best men’s rugby teams in the world play in over 40 games over 2 days with 8 hours of play a day. It’s a round-robin style tournament and each game is less than 20 minutes. It’s fast, intense and totally worth it to be there. There’s also a Fan Festival around the venue with international music, food and more.
You definitely want to book your rooms soon as big crowds are expected. Of course, that also means that there are a lot of lodging deals to be had that weekend. We gathered up the best ones in Torrance for you here.
Torrance businesses are joining in the fun. Check out some of these options.
With 12 excellent breweries (and counting!), Torrance has earned a reputation for being one of the best places to grab a pint. Absolution Brewing is revving up for the Rugby Sevens with a special brew – the Ruck and Roll Blond Ale. Complex, but unapologetically simple, it has just the right balance of body and bite.
The event may be on the weekend, but you can pre-game with some mid-week fun. Check out a list of some of the best happy hours in Torrance and choose the spot that’s right for you.
We’re happy to offer more personal suggestions on where to stay, play and eat while you’re in Torrance and invite you to stop by the California Welcome Center Torrance. Discover insider tips, plan a trip through our interactive kiosks, shop locally-sourced merchandise, get custom activity planning and more.
The California Welcome Center is located in the Del Amo Fashion Center on the main entrance, level 1. See you soon!