Today it was announced that this years Auckland Nines tournament made double the projected profits for Auckland City.
Auckland rate payers through City council invested 3 million in the tournament.
The Targeted return was for 3.8 million in this first year.
The Actual figure was 9.3 Million
In terms of Visitor numbers :
There is some doubt over whether the Cricket world cup will allow the Nines to be played at Eden Park next year.
The ICC want no events 30 days out from their WC.
The NRL want a date which falls three days inside the window as I understand it.
It's been very interesting the whole Eden Park Access thing to Rugby league , and the squeeze put on the Warriors franchise to move there.
The Warriors had planned their 20th Anniversary opening with a re enactment of their epic 1995 game versus the Brisbane Broncos......a real nostalgia game for Warriors fans.
The City council have scuppered that by hiring Mt Smart out for an Eagles concert.
All trivial stuff to the non Warrior , but living in NZ I really resent the Power brokers that are Rugby Union and Cricket.....the Old boys network.
Edited by mt smart, 16 June 2014 - 06:35 AM.