Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Eden Park

Q 1: Given that the bid for the 2011 Rugby World Cup was made on the basis of sub-$100 million temporary stands, and all they have on the table now is a half-a-billion Rolls Royce, do you think the Eden Park Trust Board just saw their chance at piles of your money and went for it?

Q 2: Do you think they'll get it?

Q 3: Do you think they should get it?

RELATED: Model T or Rolls Royce - Brian Rudman, NZ Herald

LINKS: Politics-NZ, Auckland, Stadium



Anonymous Hamish said...

As RB said this morning - if they do get it then we should get a commanding presence on the Eden Park Trust.

11/28/2006 09:47:00 am  
Blogger Kane Bunce said...

They should look at the North Harbour Stadium bid of $226m for 41,000 extra seats and learn from it. That is $5,512 per seat. At that cost Eden Park could 13,000 permanent extra seats at just $72m rounded to the nearest million. That way they wouldn't need any of their money based on reports that they raised $50m from their own coffers and $50m from the lottery commission. That would still leave $28m from that for the sound proofing and esculating costs, which would be plenty you'd think. If not they could raise the rest from other sources.

11/28/2006 12:54:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No and ...
Most definitely not!

11/28/2006 04:43:00 pm  
Anonymous the Spitting Llama said...

New Zealand should never have accepted the bid in the first place. We don't have the public to support an event like that.

11/29/2006 03:07:00 pm  

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