Arena Manawatu

Rugby World Cup Venues 2011 - Arena Manawatu

Arena Manawatu is a stadium located in Palmerston North and has a small capacity of 18,000; it is used to hosting big rugby games throughout the year including Highlanders Super 14 games. It is always packed out and it will no doubt be once again when it hosts two pool games at the stadium during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The biggest game at the Stadium during the World Cup will be the game that sees Argentina arrive to play Georgia, the South Americans will be expecting to win the game but they have made vast strides over the past five years and are a big draw in the sport.

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It was chosen to be a World Cup Venue due to its excellent location and it also has experience havign hosted games in 1987 as well as hosting the British and Irish Lions in 2005. As well as that there is a good chance that there could be further enhancements to the ground in the lead up to the tournament, that will increase the capacity as demand for tickets is expected to be high.

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