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Mallard rejects Eden Park report
If the government has decided to upgrade Eden Park on the cheap, it is yet to inform the stadium's trustees.

The Eden Park Trust Board has proposed a comprehensive $380 million upgrade to prepare the stadium for the final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

By the end of this month, the government is set to announce which tier of upgrade it will choose.

TV3 now says the government will go with a much cheaper temporary seating option, and will contribute $50 million to $100 million.

Eden Park Trust Board CEO John Alexander told Newstalk ZB's Murray Deaker as recently as Sunday afternoon that the revamped stadium should be a legacy for Auckland, which temporary seating would not achieve.

He also said the board could not see a way to get crowd capacity to 60,000 by using temporary seating.

Both Sports Minister Trevor Mallard and Finance Minister Michael Cullen insist that a Cabinet decision has not been made.