Chch Councillor: Stadium decision 'once in a lifetime opportunity' missed

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 23 Jul 2021, 9:12AM
An artists' impression of the Canterbury multi-use arena to be built in the Christchurch CBD, which would have a roof. (Photo / Supplied)
An artists' impression of the Canterbury multi-use arena to be built in the Christchurch CBD, which would have a roof. (Photo / Supplied)

Chch Councillor: Stadium decision 'once in a lifetime opportunity' missed

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 23 Jul 2021, 9:12AM

The decision to reduce capacity for a new stadium in Christchurch -- could result in a drop public confidence in the council.

A majority of councillors decided yesterday to lower the number of seats of a new multipurpose, covered stadium from 30-thousand to  25-thousand.

That's after they were advised the stadium was over budget by about 130-million dollars.

Christchurch City Councillor Sam MacDonald, who voted against the decision, told Mike Yardley it's very short sighted.

"We've missed a once in a lifetime opportunity, and unfortunately, it just shows a real lack of understanding about those long term needs for our city and also for the wider South Island."

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