21 Dec 2011

Crusaders need capacity crowds at their new ground

10:11 am on 21 December 2011

The Crusaders boss Hamish Riach says they'll need close to a capacity crowd of 17 thousand to each game next year if they're to break even.

The Crusaders have announced that their new Rugby League Park ground at Addington will be ready in time for their second home match of the Super Rugby season against the South African side the Cheetahs on March 24th.

Riach says there is pressure on the fans to support the side as Super Rugby returns to the region, but he's confident....

So the Crusaders are now looking for a venue for their first home match against the Chiefs on March 9th... last year they used Nelson and Timaru as well as playing away, which Riach says are all options....