Rugby league: Stadium tickets in demand

It was a good start. A thousand tickets were snapped up yesterday for the rugby league match between the Warriors and the Broncos at Forsyth Barr Stadium on February 23.

"Ticket sales went on public sale at 9am and we tracked nicely all day," Forsyth Barr Stadium marketing and communications executive Sarah Jones said.

It will be the first rugby league match at the stadium.

Jones said the North, West and South Stands would be open for the game. They have capacity for a crowd of 23,000.

It will be the first time NRL teams have played in Dunedin and they have been attracted to the city for the pre-season game because of the reputation of the covered stadium.

The Warriors have played games in Christchurch and on the West Coast, but it will be the first time the Broncos have played rugby league in the South Island.