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
A sponsorship agreement between Forsyth Barr Stadium and
Dunedin Taxis will not compromise access for any elderly or
disabled passengers choosing to use alternative cab services,
the venue's commercial manager says.
Rotarians, a familiar sight at Carisbrook rugby matches, will
make way for surf life-saving volunteers in security uniforms
for events at Forsyth Barr Stadium, leaving Rotary facing a
$15,000 loss of revenue annually.
Some work at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium may be continuing
as the venue holds its first "test" game on August 7, and
will be under way on adjoining buildings right up to, and
after, the Rugby World Cup.