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Mayor welcomes stadium evaluation

AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL

MEDIA RELEASE


13 September 2006


Mayor welcomes stadium evaluation


Mayor of Auckland city Dick Hubbard said he welcomed Government’s announcement that it will be evaluating options for a waterfront stadium for the Rugby World Cup 2011.

“I look forward to the outcome of the evaluations taking place,” Mayor Hubbard said today from Japan, “and I will be working with Government to ensure that Aucklanders and New Zealanders get the best possible result: a world-class stadium we can all be proud of.”

“A third of the world’s population will be focussed on our stadium and on our city in 2011 with Auckland alone expected to get an economic boost of more than $250 million during the six-week tournament.“

“As I’ve said before, we must do it once and do it properly,” he said, “This is our chance to shine – not just for World Cup 2011 but for drawing major events in the future.”

He said the Eden Park Trust Board had lodged a resource consent for the redevelopment of Eden Park and the council would continue to process this application unless the board advised otherwise.


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