12 Aug 2011

Work on The Cloud venue close to completion

12:50 pm on 12 August 2011

Officials have revealed how the Rugby World Cup's biggest fan zone is shaping up.


The Cloud, on Auckland's Queens Wharf, is expected to be one of the city's hot spots throughout the tournament.

Construction of the $10 million facility is still underway but should be completed before the end of August.

Rugby World Cup minister Murray McCully on Friday unveiled two 18-metre screens expected to draw the crowds, especially on opening night.

Forty local musicians will perform at the venue which will also host a fashion parade and business expos during the Rugby World Cup.

The tournament begins on 9 September.