Carisbrook increases beer bottle size for Super 14



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From the 6th February 2009, Carisbrook will be supplying their beverages, including beer, in plastic bottles for their customers who attend games and events at the ground.


Soft drinks, water, wine, and beer will be provided in various sizes for all events.

This includes Super 14 games, Air NZ Cup games and test matches. The first major event to use plastic will be the Crusty Demons tour held this Saturday.

Senior Sergeant Phil McDouall of the NZ Police says that “Carisbrook is the last of the major sports venues to make the transition from cans to plastic. This move has been made as it is in the best interest of the public who attend games – plastic bottles are much safer than full cans.

“We know of no incidents around New Zealand where plastic bottles have caused problems, and having Carisbrook now with plastic will ensure consistency across all grounds”

The major change that the public will notice is that there will be a slight increase in the size of the units in the beer bottles; each bottle holds 375ml compared to a standard can size of 335ml.

“The bottles will be dispensed in either single units or packs of four (compared to packs of six cans which has been the norm for Carsbrook). Retail pricing for the first game at Carisbrook against the Brumbies is in the process of being developed at the moment.”



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