1. CAN WE BRING OUR TEAM EARLY FOR THE EVENT?
Yes! TROPICAL 7s encourages teams to arrive as early as the Sunday before the tournament and enjoy a full week of training, coaching and leisure activities.
2. DOES MY TEAM NEED TO HIRE OUR OWN TRANSPORT?
If you are staying at the Omni host hotel, your team can walk to the pitches every day. Transfers to/from the Orlando International Airport to the Host Hotels can be arranged. Meal options are available within the resort, or within walking distance to the town centre of Championsgate at 10 minutes.
If you choose not to stay at the Omni hotel, you may need to to look into providing transportation for your team e.g rental van. Contact the team to take advantage of discounted rental rates from our partners.
3. DO YOU PROVIDE CHANGING FACILITIES AT THE PITCHES?
There are no dedicated changing facilities or locker rooms at the pitches. However, there are large restrooms so it is possible to change in there if needed.
4. IS PARKING AVAILABLE CLOSE TO THE PITCHES?
Yes, there is a parking area at the sports facility by the main club house. Any overflow parking goes to the guest parking area of the Omni Hotel. Note there is a $10 per day parking charge during the competition days.
5. CAN WE SET-UP OUR OWN POP-UP TENT NEAR THE PLAYING FIELDS?
Yes, you are more than welcome to put up pop-up tents for shade as long as they are adequately secured into the ground (as wind gusts do come across the playing area). Please enquire at the tournament office as to where you can set-up your tent.
6. IS THERE WATER AVAILABLE AT THE PITCHES TO FILL UP WATER COOLERS?
Yes, there is a tap on the side of the clubhouse that can be used free of charge by teams for filling-up water coolers, etc. Note that the tournament provides ice water at various points at the playing facilities. There is no ice available to the teams.
7. WHY DO I NEED PERMISSION FROM MY HOME UNION TO PLAY IF I AM AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM?
When teams travel to play rugby in another country, it is necessary that they receive "approval" from their governing rugby union (as stipulated by World Rugby's regulations). The home union verifies the applicants' "standing" and will determine whether approval to tour is granted or declined. International teams wishing to participate in the Tropical 7s will need to provide proof of permission to tour at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the tournament as required to present to USA Rugby to maintain proper sanctioning for the event.