Eric Watson offers to help fund downtown stadium project

  • Rich-lister Eric Watson has pledged to invest in a new stadium for downtown Auckland.

The Warriors owner last night confirmed he would help fund a stadium project, saying “I believe in the benefits for Auckland”.

And Watson revealed he had already approached other potential investors.

“The conversations … have very much been around the concept and a number of people I’ve spoken to believe it is a great idea and are very enthusiastic to learn more. Hopefully that will translate into financial support.

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The Warriors owner last night confirmed he would help fund a stadium project, saying “I believe in the benefits for Auckland”. Photo / NZPA