New sports stadium and home for the Crusaders rugby team

Having been displaced from their home, and playing no home games last year the Crusaders rugby team will be back in Christchurch in 2012 at a new temporary stadium in Addington.

The Rugby World Cup winning All Blacks will also play one of six international test matches in 2012 at this specially revamped stadium at Rugby League Park, which will be the interim home of rugby in Christchurch.

The traditional home of rugby in Christchurch, AMI Stadium, was severely damaged in the February earthquake, and it remains unavailable for 2012.

The $20 million cost for the redeveloped stadium will be underwritten by the government with funding support from the Christchurch City Council and the New Zealand Rugby Union.

Read more about Christchurch and Canterbury in 2012.