Wellington Councillor says NZ AFL match still good despite crowd downturn

Source: Fairfax Media

A Wellington Councillor has been reported by Fairfax as saying that the drop in crowds was no suprise given how close ANZAC Day was to Easter, and that despite the drop off in attendance, local hotels were still at 85% occupancy on what is apparently the quietist weekend of the year.

”It would have been good to see a few more people there but given the weekend was a very, very long weekend … people took advantage of the ability to, basically, get nine days of annual leave for the cost of three, it was hardly surprising,” she said.

”I think there’s a lot of enthusiasm on both sides and I think we all want to see it succeed – and it is succeeding,” she said.

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