22 May 2010

Extra seating for Dunedin rugby Test

5:10 am on 22 May 2010

All regular tickets to the last All Blacks Test match at Carisbrook next month have sold out, forcing the Otago Rugby Union to put in an extra 800 temporary seats.

With 29 days to go before the June 19th Test match against Wales, the last of the 27,247 traditional stand and terrace tickets were sold on Friday morning.

The Otago Rugby Union has decided to add 800 special on-field seats to keep up with demand and to boost Carisbrook's capacity to a total of 28,000.

A new stadium is currently under construction in North Dunedin, opposite Logan Park near the university.