Sep 4, 2008

Wellington Gets Two RWC Quarter Finals

Good news for Wellington today. And well done Kerry Prendergast and WCC for your good work on this

Wellington is set to be named today as the venue for two quarterfinals at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
The decision, which was to be rubber-stamped by the International Rugby Board in Dublin last night, will give a huge boost to the city, bringing about $24 million into the region.
But it could cost the New Zealand Rugby Union about $10 million in lost gate revenue because Wellington's Westpac Stadium and AMI Stadium in Christchurch, venue for the other two quarterfinals, are smaller than Auckland's Eden Park.
There were bids from five cities for the quarterfinals, the others being Hamilton, North Shore and Auckland. The semifinals and final, and possibly the playoff for third, will be at Eden Park.