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  • Ticket sales for World Cup on the rise

    ... (£17m) of revenues, the equivalent of about another 230,000 ticket sales. Given what we have sold over the last 10 weeks, this is clearly achievable.” Snedden added: “We are seeing a lift in sales each week and the success of the Bledisloe match at Eden Park on Saturday (between New Zealand and Australia) is already adding to momentum. We have sold a million dollars’ worth of tickets since then.”

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  • NZ Economy Counts The Spoils Of Hosting The Lions

    ... hosting games: Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Christchurch. An estimated 25,000 in-bound tourists descended on New Zealand for the tour with considerable domestic visitors too with Auckland estimating an influx of 14,000 non-local Kiwis for both Eden Park tests. A total spend of $120m (£68.4m or €76.8m) was expected to be attributed to the Lions tour. Data from electronic payments company Paymark showed $904m was spent on food, alcohol and entertainment for the month of June - up 11.3 pe...

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  • RNZ World Cup Losses Lower Than Expected

    ... of any loss would be covered by the government and one-third by the NZRU. The NZRU’s share of the loss was subsequently capped at NZ $10 million (£4.9m) and they also added a further NZ $10 million (£4.9m) by funding part of the redevelopment of Eden Park. In the lead-up to the tournament, seven matches had to be relocated as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. Despite the losses suffered due to hosting the tournament, the World Cup produced a financial injection for rugby worldwide of...

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  • New Hybrid Pitch For Kingsholm

    ... of natural grass and artificial grass fibres. It looks and feels like natural grass but offers three times the durability. It is an evolution of the Eclipse Hybrid Turf currently in use at Welford Road. County Turf have also worked with the likes of Eden Park and Croke Park as well as recently installing three training pitches for Real Madrid's first team. CEO Steven Vaughan explained: "The best commercial option would have been to opt for an all-weather surface but we have opted for the prefer...

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  • Eden Park Incident Puts Health And Safety Back On The Agenda

    The issue of health and safety and insurance in rugby stadia has been on the agenda this week after three people were injured at Eden Park as a result of malfunctioning pyrotechnics. The New Zealand Rugby Union has suspended all similar pre-match displays whilst it carries out an investigation into how shrapnel from an explosion at the climax of the haka made its way into the crowd, causing one fan to pass out due to blood loss. And the Rugby Football Union is reportedly considering its own arr...

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  • Musgrave Park To Be Renamed Irish Independent Park

    Musgrave Park, the Cork home of Munster, is to be renamed Irish Independent Park in a new 10-year naming rights agreement with Independent News & Media. The partnership agreement will come into effect next season and will assist in creating permanency for Munster Rugby in Ireland's second largest city, including assisting with the re-development of the grounds. The ground has played host to five Munster fixtures this season, welcoming crowds for three RaboDirect PRO12 fixtures, one friendl...

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  • Eagles Get Disappointing News About Olympic Legacy Park

    Sheffield Eagles have discovered they are not the preferred option for tenancy of the new Olympic Legacy Park to be opened next year. Sheffield Eagles met with representatives of Olympic Legacy Park Ltd on Monday this week. A club statement said that “whilst the news and decision is not the preferred option of Sheffield Eagles, the club will work with all parties to ensure the club is back in Sheffield and at the Olympic Legacy Park in 2018." The decision made by the Olympic Legacy Park Ltd wi...

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  • Europe 7s Grand Prix Returns To Sandy Park

    Exeter's Sandy Park will once again host the final leg of the Rugby Europe 2016 Grand PRIX 7s series. The 2016 leg of the tournament will take place on July 9 and 10 - with competing teams confirmed in due course. Thousands of spectators packed into the Devon venue for this year’s hugely successful event, which brought together Europe’s top 12 countries for two days of sevens action. Speaking about the news, Exeter Chiefs chief executive Tony Rowe OBE said: “As a club we're delighted t...

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  • Sandy Park To Host Euro 7s Grand Prix Leg

    Sandy Park has been confirmed as the venue for the third leg of Rugby Europe's 2015 Grand Prix 7s series. Following the Manchester leg of the 2014 series, which took place at Sale Sharks' AJ Bell Stadium, the Rugby Football Union is again hosting the final stage of the competition, which is run by Rugby Europe. The home of the Exeter Chiefs will play host over the weekend of July 11-12 2015, with Olympic qualification on the line for competing nations. Should England fall outside the top four o...

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  • Casement Park Setback To Ireland 2023 Bid

    A High Court ruling this week stated that government approval for a new 38,000 seater stadium at Casement Park in Belfast was unlawful, adding complication to the Irish bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. The Belfast Telegraph reports that there is still hope that a state of the art arena could be built in west Belfast but with a reduced capacity, possibly 25,000, and only if agreement can be reached between the parties involved. They include the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, wh...

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