Eden Park in Auckland has won political and business backing for rule changes to allow more concerts and night matches to be held there.

"We support Eden Park", local centre-right candidate and community group leader Jose Fowler posted on social media this week - a week in which local businesses appealed for more events to draw in customers.

Fowler is standing on the Communities and Residents ticket for the City Vision-controlled Albert-Eden Local Board at the October elections and told the Herald that if elected he would push for the Eden Park planning rules to be relaxed.

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