Dunedin Venues Management Ltd chief executive David Davies
says he is prepared to work with the Otago Rugby Football
Union (ORFU) if it is struggling to pay for the cost of
playing at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The future of "private sector funding" for the Forsyth Barr
Stadium may be thrown into question by the shock announcement
last night the Otago Rugby Football Union (ORFU) could fold
by the end of the week.
The head of the company in charge of Forsyth Barr Stadium and
other city venues says that community groups will be catered
for at its facilities, despite a $100,000 fund to help them
having been deferred.
The Otago Rugby Football Union will drop from a high of 36
staff in 2006 to a small core group next year, and move from
Carisbrook to an office at Forsyth Barr Stadium, as its
non-rugby responsibilities go to Dunedin Venues Management