Angry rugby fans have forced a concession from Dunedin Venues
Management Ltd, after threatening to tear up membership
contracts over a lounge lockout for next weekend's All Blacks
test against the Springboks.
A proposal to replace the mixed grass turf inside the Forsyth
Barr Stadium with a full artificial turf - at an estimated
cost of $1 million - will be considered by a Dunedin City
Council subcommittee examining changes to the year-old venue.