Saturday, July 10, 2010

Stadia Need Rugby To Break Even

Officials are calling on South African rugby teams to take up the new or upgraded World Cup stadia as their new homes to help offset the costs of building them for the event. But some are unwilling to move.

[W]hile the world champion Springboks are set to play their archrivals, the New Zealand All Blacks, at Soccer City next month, other rugby sides are reluctant to move from their homes to the new stadiums, indicating tough prospects ahead for the future upkeep of the new venues.

"I think that clearly there will have to be good balance of both football and rugby together to ensure proper use of the stadiums," said Danny Jordaan, the chief organiser of South Africa's hosting of the World Cup.

Rugby, soccer must pay for stadiums
Independent Online
July 4, 2010