8 Aug 2011

Fans told to be early at Eden Park

8:18 am on 8 August 2011

The Eden Park Trust says rugby fans will need to be better organised if they want to get into Rugby World Cup games on time.

Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test was used as a World Cup dress rehearsal and Eden Park received mixed reviews.

Some fans say transport from the ground was too slow coming. Others say they queued for too long to get into the stadium, but enjoyed it once they were inside.

Eden Park chief executive David Kennedy says the crowd was the biggest in 55 years, but only six people were scanned in after kick off.

He says fans need to be ready for the World Cup crowds and arrive early so they do not have a stressful wait to get into the ground on time.