Park re­vamp moves ahead

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Prepa­ra­tions for the 2011 Rugby World Cup at Eden Park have taken an­other step for­ward with re­source con­sent be­ing granted for the new east stand.

The two-tiered stand, which will re­place the ter­races, has an 8600seat ca­pac­ity, with an­other 8000 tem­po­rary seats set to be added for the tour­na­ment,

Eden Park Re­de­vel­op­ment Board chair­man John Waller says all the ma­jor struc­tural parts of the project now have re­source con­sent.

He says the project re­mains on sched­ule and on bud­get, with the old south and south-west stands de­mol­ished and foun­da­tions for the re­place­ment South Stand done.

Applications for re­source con­sent to con­struct a trans­port hub and erect tem­po­rary seats will be lodged with the Auck­land City Coun­cil next year.

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