Ticket sales for Saturday's match between the Highlanders and
the Crusaders have hit 16,500, and accommodation in the city
for the weekend is filling up.
The Highlanders are coming off a tight win against the
Hurricanes, and are fifth on the competition ladder - with
the Crusaders right behind them.
By Monday night, 15,000 tickets had been sold, and
Highlanders management was hoping for a crowd of about 18,500
for the game at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Another 1500 were sold yesterday afternoon and a spokeswoman
said ''it would be great to get to 22,000''.
Dunedin i-Site manager Louise Van de Vlierd said there were
few hotel or motel rooms left in the city.
But ''heaps'' of bed and breakfast vacancies and other
alternative accommodation remained, she said.