The Herald reports:
A bid to rename the Basin Reserve has fallen at the first hurdle but Olympic female athletes aren’t giving up.
Last month they launched a campaign to call the iconic cricket ground the Support Women’s Sport Basin Reserve.
They needed a minimum of $50,000 to get naming rights for one year.
But only $10,874 dollars were pledged when the PledgeMe page closed last night.
So they got an average of 2 cents per person in Wellington Region. I’m amazed it was even that much.
The Basin Reserve Trust has struggled to find a naming sponsor for some time.
When the rename campaign was launched mayor Justin Lester said it was brilliant and something everyone should support.
It was pathetic and inane and would have made the Basin a laughing stock.
If you want to promote women’s sports, then name it after a famous female cricket player. Call it the Amelia Kerr Basin Reserve or the Debbie Hockley Basin Reserve.