Venues such as Hamilton and Dunedin looming as major threats to Christchurch to host other Tests…
### TVNZ News Published: 9:00PM Friday June 19, 2009
Christchurch under threat as Test venue
Christchurch’s status as a host of major rugby Tests is under threat because of poor ticket sales ahead of next week’s fixture against Italy. About 12,000 tickets have been sold for the city’s only All Blacks Test of the year, less than half the capacity of AMI Stadium, which is currently undergoing reconstruction.
31,000 tickets have been sold for the second Test against France at Westpac Stadium on Saturday – that’s 4,000 short of capacity but ahead of what was budgeted for.