No 'plan b' for fraught Christchurch stadium project - Crusaders CEO

From Checkpoint, 5:49 pm on 13 June 2022

There's no 'plan b' if Christchurch's hotly-debated multi-use arena is ultimately scrapped, according to the Crusaders chief executive.

The proposal's been passed to the public for their say on whether Christchurch City Council should top up the cost, after a $150 million blowout was revealed earlier this month.

Despite their reputation as rugby mad, not all locals are keen on the stadium, saying there's greater need in areas like the city's east. And nearby businesses appear split, some telling Checkpoint they opened on the promise of the stadium, while others say it won't fix short term pain down a deserted end of town.

Here's our reporter Nick Truebridge and cameraman Nate McKinnon.