Tag Archives: Crowd size

Stadium: Low turnout to family show

Bjorn Again Ride the Rhythm 1.2.14

### ODT Online Mon, 3 Feb 2014
Organisers happy but crowd down
By Shawn McAvinue and Timothy Brown
Organisers are calling Ride the Rhythm’s second year a success despite ticket sales being almost half those of last year’s event. Event director Ross Farquhar said Ride the Rhythm, which attracted about 3500 people to Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday, was “really well supported”.
About 6500 attended last year’s event which was headlined by the Hollies.
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Spinning like a Dancing Queen
Submitted by nightimejohn on Mon, 03/02/2014 – 11:06am.
I can’t think of any other business that would be ‘pleased’ with a 50% drop in business in a year. But then Stadium logic applies.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*Image: ticketdirect.co.nz – Ride the Rhythm Bjorn Again


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Stadium crowd, Friday 19 October – how many?

Otago v Tasman (ITM Cup)

Received today.

Calvin Oaten says (via email):
“In Sat. ODT it credited the Friday night game crowd at 6780. These are a scan of the crowd by Jeremy. Can you see any more than about 2000?”

Rugby: Otago gets up to make final

Images [JPGs] supplied by Jeremy Belcher. Screenshot: What if?

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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Rugby scours

The team debuted its new green colours in the match, replacing its traditional blue, gold and maroon jersey in a controversial move to symbolise the launch of a brave new era.

### ODT Online Sat, 4 Jun 2011
Rugby: Green-landers say goodbye to ‘Brook, and playoffs
By Nigel Benson
Highlanders rugby fans experienced the more nauseating aspect of the colour green at Carisbrook last night. In the final Super rugby fixture at the venerable old ‘Brook the Highlanders choked, leaving their fans feeling sick to the stomach.
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Highlanders find it’s not easy being green

Posted by Ellizabeth Kerr


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Capacity crowd at Carisbrook last Saturday

Hell, even a half-decent crowd at the new stadium needs plenty of toilets…

Cartoonist’s view – Tremain 19/6/10

Post by Elizabeth Kerr


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Highlanders 'home' to Palmerston North

### ODT Online Wed, 25 Mar 2009
Rugby: 10,000 tipped for Highlanders’ ‘home’ game

By Steve Hepburn

Manawatu rugby officials are confident of attracting a crowd of 10,000 for the “home” match between the Highlanders and Bulls and say Palmerston North people are getting behind the southerners.

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Support Highlanders or lose them, Reid

### ODT Fri, 6 Mar 2009

By Steve Hepburn

Highlanders chief executive Richard Reid says people in the South need to realise there is a risk they may lose the Highlanders.

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So it is too risky to build the stadium

ODT Online comment by dunedinBlogAl on Fri, 06/03/2009 – 9:12am.

If there is a risk that Dunedin may lose the Highlanders, then it is too risky to build the new Stadium. The financial viability of the Stadium relies on large crowds at rugby. But projected crowds are based on those during the golden years of Otago Rugby in the 1990’s. Otago Rugby has now lost its fan base. The fundamental problem expressed by Richard Reid is the same as that expressed by opponents of the Stadium: Dunedin just does not have a big enough population base to support it. It is notable that Richard Reid has waited until the decision has been made to proceed with the Stadium, before expressing these views. Over the last couple of years, Otago Rugby has been very quiet about the crowd numbers at Carisbrook.

Losing the Highlanders franchise

ODT Online comment by bensan on Fri, 06/03/2009 – 9:35am.

As Peter Chin pointed out on TV some time ago, it would make the Stadium more marginal.
There is a complete denial of this statement in the Council since not one member has taken any notice of Peter Chin’s statement.
Do they really know what they are doing, taking this project on when there is so little interest in the Highlanders? The winning streak of this team is not exactly well known and to be frank, having this group of dubious rugby players as a draw card for the stadium is to say the least, being extremely optimistic.


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Income model isn't fair, Highlanders

### Waikato Times Friday, 27 February 2009
By Marc Hinton – Rugby Heaven

Highlanders boss Richard Reid believes the current Super 14 income system is unfair and has called on the NZRU to come up with a more equitable model.

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