New Zealand Eden Park Set For 47,000 Crowd For Test

"We are looking forward to bringing Test rugby to New Zealand's largest city [Auckland] and with more than 40,000 tickets sold."

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New Zealand Rugby's spiritual home Eden Park is expected to host a
Eden Park set for 47,000 crowd for Test. Picture Courtesy Of BBC

New Zealand Rugby’s spiritual home Eden Park is expected to host a “near capacity” crowd of 47,000 for the second Bledisloe Cup match against Australia.

The country, with a population of 4.8m, has been so successful in combating Covid-19 it had only one new case in the 24 hours leading up to 13 October.

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The first Test in Wellington featured 31,000 fans without masks.

“It’s shaping as a special occasion,” said New Zealand Rugby’s Chris Lendrum.

“We are looking forward to bringing Test rugby to New Zealand’s largest city [Auckland] and with more than 40,000 tickets sold.”

The third Bledisloe Cup Test will be played at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on 31 October, and could be in front of 40,000 fans.

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The government of the Australian state of New South Wales, where community transmission has been reduced to a handful of cases each day, loosened restrictions on big stadiums from 1 October to allow them to be filled to 50% of capacity.

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