Lions supporters travelling to New Zealand later this year are being offered free accommodation
The “Adopt a Lions Fan 2017” Facebook page has been created because of high prices
The tour starts on 3rd June and will include 10 matches
British and Irish Lions supporters travelling to New Zealand this summer have been offered free accommodation by local fans.
On the 10-match tour, the Lions play three tests against the All Blacks and five matches with New Zealand Super Rugby teams. The tour is expected to attract more than 20,000 Lions fans.
The “Adopt a Lions Fan 2017” Facebook page has been created because of a lack of affordable lodgings for the estimated 20,000 fans who will make the journey.
“I really hope friendships will develop out of this, because rugby is a great vehicle for it,” said organiser Adam Gilshnan.
“We don’t want money to change hands at all, we want visitors to experience the famed Kiwi hospitality, and give Kiwi rugby fans the opportunity to look after their Lions guests.”
A majority of hotels in cities that are hosting the tests are 90 percent booked and services like AirBnb are offering rooms for prices as high as 670 pounds ($842.99) a night, according to the Guardian.