Dunedin wants international matches cheaply

Dunedin City Council says it is willing to host international football matches if it can be done more cheaply.

Michael Woodhouse MP (National) is critical of a decision by the the council to withdraw a formal bid for the FIFA Under-20 Football World Cup in 2015.

Organisers want the option of using the city's covered stadium for the tournament.

Mayor Dave Cull insists the council is still trying to reach a deal and is keen to have the stadium utilised if the figures stack up.

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