Rugby Classic sell-out
Corporate hospitality at the World Rugby Classic is sold out for the first time in five years and organiser John Kane is expecting the National Sports Centre to turn into a ‘madhouse’ at times.
Corporate tents for the week-long rugby festival, which begins tomorrow, have been taken for months and businesses have been taking tables in the Members’ Tent as they try to squeeze in for one of the biggest social and business weeks on the Island’s calendar.
“There has been huge demand this year,” said Kane. “I think it’s down to a couple of factors, I suppose it’s towards the end of the year which helps in terms of advertising. It’s been a tough year economically on an individual basis, but not really on a corporate basis.
“Our magazine is bigger than it’s ever been, and also from the corporate hospitality it has become known as a very big business week in Bermuda.
“All our hospitality tents are gone and demand keeps going up for the Members’ Tent. We’ve got overseas clients, banks, auditors and even some individuals taking tables, it’s a broad spectrum.
“Thursday night, the night before the holiday, will be unbelievable numbers, it’s going to be a madhouse.”
The Classic gets under way tomorrow with the defending champion All Blacks taking on USA in the first game at 2.30pm, followed by the Classic Lions against Italy at 4pm.