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Christchurch stadium completion pushed to mid '25

The completion date for the new roofed stadium in Christchurch “has been delayed six months, to mid-2025.” The budget for the 30,000-seat rectangular-turf Canterbury Multi-Use Arena “now totals" $533M (all figures NZ). The project was caught in "controversy earlier this year when the city council decided to slash seating capacity to 25,000, after saying the budget had already blown out” by $131M. The decision “divided the city, with thousands signing an online petition to stick with the original capacity, fearing they could miss out on big All Blacks matches and other key events and prompted a U-turn to the original 30,000 capacity.”  (NEW ZEALAND HERALD, 10/21).

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