12 Sep 2011

Otago Stadium 'exceeds expectations'

9:33 am on 12 September 2011

Rugby World Cup organisers say Dunedin's new stadium has exceeded their expectations.

The sold-out match between England and Argentina on Saturday night was the first international game at the $200 million Otago Stadium.

There were five arrests during the match and some complaints of poor service but Rugby World Cup 2011 chief executive Martin Snedden says the problems did not detract from the success of the event.

He says the management team's efforts were extraordinary, given the short time they'd had to prepare.

Mr Snedden says if Christchurch's AMI stadium needs to be replaced the city will look closely at Dunedin's model.