Yes I agree, why remove the extra seating ??. The game
v the Chiefs sold out two days ago. There would easily
be a couple of thousand extra tickets sold if the temporary
seating was still there. Also there's a possibly of a
play off game later this month which would also fill the
stadium to capacity or come very close even with the extra
If they win Premier 2 and don't challenge they could lose
some of their more ambitious players. On the
other hand should they be eligible for promotion they'd
be silly not to tempt a few of the best North Otago
players south. Either way it adds more interest to the wooden
spoon game at the weekend.
They had 5000 extra seats set up a couple of weeks ago - that
would have been another $200,000 take at this weekend's game.
Do the management ever think ahead? Do they realise they are
throwing away ratepayers money?
I don't think the Highlanders pay more, but the players can
live here for less and still have a decent lifestyle with
Dunedin's vibrant culture. They end up with more in their
pockets here than any other Super Rugby outfit in NZ through
the low cost of living.