Wow. Talk about setting the bar high.
You mean sometime after 2050?!?
The population growth rate will slow in all regions, cities, districts, and Auckland local board areas between 2018 and 2048.www.stats.govt.nz
Colin Smith said to forget about expanding to regional areas that already have a professional team from another sport. That rules out Wellington and Christchurch.
Gold Coast have over 600k people and struggle. Rugby league is the main sport on the Gold Coast.
Rugby league isn't the main sport in New Zealand.