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Saturday, 25 November 2017 04:37 pm

Local bars feel the pinch after dismal Sevens turnout

Jan 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport

Changes to Wellington’s Sevens Rugby Tournament have hit local businesses hard.

 

Bar owners say moving the final from Saturday night to a Sunday and getting rid of the carnival like street party on Courtney Place has seriously affected revenue.

 

Ticket sales for the tournament have plummeted since changes were made in a bid to control crowd behaviour.

 

Director of Courtney Place bars Edison’s and Boston, Jordan Mills, says the sevens weekend is not nearly as profitable as it used to be.

 

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