"...The match was an 8000-seat sellout on a farm in the small Wairarapa community which is made famous by the presence of popular beer brewery..."
A sellout and it was held in a paddock in foul weather.
Sort of proves that the gold-plated options councils are in favour of US funding are NOT essential.
This can be applied to more than a sporting match- we don't need fancy wave pools, vast libraries, cotton-wool padded playground equipment, river water quality testing and especially super-expensive stadiums to ghet out and have a great day out!
Let the creative types who came up with the idea for this match get on with it and stay the hell out of their way!