Dunedin Venues Management Ltd is to underwrite next month's
top-tier football clash between English Premier League team
Newcastle United and Sydney FC at Forsyth Barr Stadium, it
has been confirmed.
The Kiwis are coming back to Dunedin - after 86 years - and
it is hoped the test will be a sellout.
The new broom in charge of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium
says the venue can still find success by attracting more big
concerts and creating ''iconic'' events.
Allegations of inappropriate spending by a former manager at
Forsyth Barr Stadium have prompted an angry retort from the
company running the venue.
The company running Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is
threatening to charge for future responses to official
information requests after being inundated with questions
from stadium critic Bev Butler.
The company running Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium paid
nearly $90,000 to two departing chief executives, but is
refusing to detail a third payment to another former senior
A former professional cricketer has been tasked with making a
success of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Seven major events in seven days at the Forsyth Barr Stadium
during the past week have injected hundreds of thousands of
dollars into the local economy and set the city ''fizzing''
Major ongoing losses are predicted by the company running
Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium following a review identifying
operating costs and expenditure.
Darren Burden says he could one day find himself competing
against the stadium he helped to build in Dunedin.
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