Changes will make it attractive
More flexibility is needed for Eden Park to prosper, chief executive David Kennedy says.
The park hosted 24 fixtures in 2013 for more than 400,000 spectators.
But the consents the park has been operating under for the last 20 years, which cover things like night-time events, noise and traffic control, are not always relevant today, he says.
‘‘Eden Park is seeking the inclusion of these redevelop- ment options now because the Unitary Plan will apply for the next 25 to 30 years.’’
Changes would help make the park attractive on national and international levels as well as ensure its financial sustainability.
It would also benefit Auckland’s economy.
‘‘Development of the number two field can only take place with the full agreement of Auckland Cricket and Auckland Rugby,’’ Kennedy says.