Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry has made
another call for stadium supporters to buy seating packages
if they want the stadium to go ahead, as the deadline for the
trust to raise private sector funding closes in.
A petition signed by 260 people and trenchant opposition from
the New Zealand Historic Places Trust has met a proposal to
demolish a row of four protected buildings in Princes St,
Dunedin, and another in Stafford St.
A cash-strapped Otago Rugby Football Union wants to make
money from selling Carisbrook to the trust developing the
Otago Stadium, despite the possibility of it benefiting from
a new, and largely ratepayer-funded facility.
Dunedin stadium proponents are urging the 1600 people and
businesses that registered an interest in buying seats,
lounge memberships and corporate boxes at the Otago Stadium
to start signing contracts, amid concern about slow sales.