Rugby World Cup 2011 Promises from New Zealand

New Zealand has made a number of promises to the International Rugby boardand to the fans of Rugby and the Rugby World cup. These are as follows.


1.


A tournament for players




  • An environment where players can perform at their very best


  • Rugby facilities that are excellent and close at hand


  • A Tournament based on traditional rugby values

A tournament for visiting fans




  • A country that will be welcoming and safe

A tournament for fans at home




  • Superb broadcasting coverage

A commercially successful tournament




  • Unique partnership between rugby and the Government


  • Tournament fee guaranteed


  • Conservative budget


  • Most commercially successful RWC ever


  • Tournament clean stadia requirements met

A showcase event




  • A Tournament that runs smoothly and seamlessly


  • A Tournament that will be media-friendly


  • Stable country and national union

A tournament for Rugby everywhere




  • We are the safe option


  • We are worthy guardians of Rugby’s jewel in the crown


  • Global rugby legacy


2. Key Tournament Details




  • 48 matches


  • 11 potential venues


  • Prime knockout matches at an expanded Eden Park

3. Our Guarantee IRB Tournament Fee




  • New Zealand has guaranteed the IRB Tournament Fee


  • Underpinned by a partnership with New Zealand Government


  • Joint funding commitment from both partners


  • Robust budget

4. Broadcasting opportunity




  • Utilises the world’s best rugby broadcasters – wealth of talent and experience


  • Superb coverage guaranteed


  • Full stadia throughout the Tournament


  • Link between teams and fans at home


  • Popularity of breakfast TV in Europe proven through RWC 2003 in Australia & 2005 Lions tour in New Zealand

5. Tournament Timing




  • Initial proposed timing – September/October


  • New Zealand offered IRB total flexibility on tournament timing


  • Lions Tour proved June/July is a perfectly acceptable time to run a Tournament in New Zealand

6. Infrastructure




  • Tourism is New Zealand’s largest earner of foreign exchange


  • New Zealand is ranked globally as a prime tourist destination


  • 7% annual growth of visitors to New Zealand


  • In the last five years accommodation availability in Auckland has increased by 6,000 beds to a total of 36,000


  • Even without RWC 2011 a further 10,000 beds are projected to become available over the next five years


  • Full spectrum of accommodation and travel options from 5 and 6 star through to budget.


  • Unparalleled visitor experiences available.

7. Clean Stadia




  • Recognise this was an issue in 2003


  • New Zea

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