6 Nov 2009

New Dunedin stadium taking shape

10:16 am on 6 November 2009

Dunedin's new roofed stadium is beginning to take shape, five months after demolition work began on the harbourside site.

About $45 million of the $165 million construction budget has been spent so far, with most of the money coming from ratepayers.

The Carisbrook Stadium Trust says up to 150 people are working at the building site each day and work is ahead of schedule by about a week.

The timetable is tight, with construction expected to be completed just two months before Dunedin's first 2011 Rugby World Cup match.