It is with regret that event organisers, Douglas Webber Events (DWG), have decided to cancel the American Football Southern Bowl due to be held at Westpac Stadium on 12 March 2016.
The event is the first time that American Football of this calibre would be played live in New Zealand, however it has been determined that it is not feasible to carry on with the event the concept has not resonated with the New Zealand public.
Event organisers were working towards an international broadcast partnership for the event but were unable to reach an agreement. After much deliberation, DWG decided to cancel the event.
“It is not economically and administratively feasible for us to run this event and unfortunately we could not find a solution that would do the Southern Bowl justice and live up to the quality standard of event that we want to produce” said Craig Douglas, Director of DWG.
The organisers would like to thank everyone that believed in this event and who planned to attend, all the support shown for this event has been much appreciated. It is an unfortunate conclusion for the 2016 event and it is unknown at this time if the Southern Bowl will return in the future.
All ticket holders will be refunded in full. Customers who purchased online or via the Call Centre will be contacted directly by Ticketek over the next 5-7 working days.
Customers who purchased tickets via an agency are advised to go back to the point of sale. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.