For the All Blacks game against the Argentina Rugby team scheduled to hold sometime in September, it is expected that the Yarrow Stadium’s new hospitality centre would be ready in time for use.
The hospitality centre which costs a whopping $2,350,000 to complete is fitted with food and beverage facilities as well as a kitchen. However, the cost has increased to no less than $200,000 afterissues were discovered with the guttering.
The money for this will come from other projects and the place is expected to be finished by mid-August. There is also a proposed upgrade for the Legends Lounge which is still being put into consideration.
Michael Joyce who doubles as the Taranaki regional councillor as well as the Yarrow Stadium joint committee chairman noted that a decision was yet to be taken on the projects to be embarked on and those to be dropped.
“It means we have to rejig the priority for spending going forward. We have a long term budget under our asset management plan and unfortunately something else will have to wait to make way for this expenditure.” He said.
“Unfortunately this happens sometimes with these sorts of projects. You start uncovering what is hidden, as it was in this case, and you find the odd issue.” Joyce added.
He also hopes that the new hospitality centre would be an enhancement to the facility while also helping to attract more of these kinds of games to the stadium.
For the game holding in September, the tickets will go on sale from Thursday, June 29 to the general public. For the adults, prices start at $50 while for children, it is $30. It ranges between $100 in the stands for an uncovered seat and $140 for a covered seat.