Forsyth Barr Stadium
New Zealand
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Established 2011
Capacity 30,000
Floodlights Yes
Time 06:29, Wed May 06, 2015 (UTC +1200)
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A replacement for the famed Carisbrook ground in Dunedin, Forsyth Barr Stadium opened in 2011 with a capacity of 30,000. Known simply as Otago Stadium during that year's Rugby World Cup, it hosted four games at the tournament.

Home to the Highlanders Super Rugby franchise and Otago provincial side, the ground faced a battle to justify costs upon opening, with local residents split in its value to the city. Its glass roof offers cover from the often unpredictable southern weather, and also gives the stadium its nickname, the Glass House.

In 2012, the stadium hosted a North v South rugby match to raise funds for the financially stricken Otago union, as well as the All Blacks' Rugby Championship Test against South Africa.

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The Reds' Will Genia passes the ball against the Highlanders
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The Highlanders' Andrew Hore spends time in the sin-bin against the Reds
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