$15m for AMI Stadium

00:44, Aug 02 2010
CASH BOOST: Prime Minister John Key announces the $15m funding boost for AMI stadium today.

The Government has announced a $15 million grant towards the $60m redevelopment of Christchurch's AMI Stadium for the Rugby World Cup.

Speaking at the stadium this morning, Prime Minister John Key said the 2011 World Cup was expected to attract a global TV audience of about 4 billion so venues had to be up to scratch.

The investment follows the $15m recently confirmed for development of a new stadium in Dunedin which is expected to be completed in time to host World Cup games.

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