Saturday, 23 June 2012

Spending other people's money: more on stadiums

The Press reports that
A new uncovered, rectangular stadium seating 35,000 contains two of the three elements sought by Canterbury rugby bosses.

That was the sentiment from Canterbury Rugby Football Union (CRFU) chief executive Hamish Riach yesterday after news the annual-plan recommendation to go before Christchurch City councillors next week contained two things he had hoped for in a new stadium.

He said it was disappointing the recommendation was not for a covered stadium.
Hamish Riach may want a covered stadium but is he willing to pay for it? The CRFU seems to be getting excited a covered stadium but appears rather less excited about paying for it. The Union's view would carry more weight if they were saying that they are willing to spend their money rather than other people's money.

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