Dunedin city councillors support a new $400,000 annual
fighting fund to lure more major concerts, and the millions
of dollars of extra spending that comes with them, to
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Paul Simon is bringing his guitar and hits from several
decades to Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Forsyth Barr Stadium could host its third major international
concert later this year, just months after Paul Simon appears
Dunedin businessman Ian Taylor is heartened by the ''huge
support'' he has gained for his open letter to the Forsyth
Barr Stadium's board.
Barr managing director Neil Paviour-Smith has been reflecting
carefully on events of the past few days and believes some
lessons have been learned from the Credit Sails agreement
announced on Tuesday.
Details of a deal under which the Dunedin City Council will
spend $750,000 a year to subsidise greater community use of
the Forsyth Barr Stadium have been confirmed.
How would you like to walk your dog, graze your sheep, or
stroll across the roof of Forsyth Barr Stadium?
Horses, clowns and heavy machinery were let loose as Forsyth
Barr Stadium in Dunedin was transformed into an indoor rodeo
arena for the first time yesterday.
Dunedin could face multimillion-dollar competition from New
Zealand's largest cities if it opts for a new events fund to
lure more big acts to Forsyth Barr Stadium.
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