The Herald reports:
New Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wants to make an early start on a $1 billion stadium on railway land alongside Vector Arena.
In an interview with NewstalkZB’s Tony Veitch to be aired today, Goff said he does not want to spend an estimated $250 million on upgrading Eden Park over the next 15 years and believes the spiritual home of rugby and cricket could be sold for as much as $300m.
Goff, who has only been in the mayoral job for two weeks, stressed the council did not have up to $1b to invest in a new stadium right now but if the council did not start planning it would miss the boat.
The mayor said private investment would be required and he hoped the Government might also provide some funding towards the project.
Phil Goff is getting good at coming up with things in Auckland that the residents of Gore, New Plymouth and Hastings should pay for.