Stadium birthday tours impress

Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Forsyth Barr Stadium operational co-ordinator Brenna McCann shows members of the public the pitch during a tour of the stadium yesterday.

The group of about 30 people was one of three tour groups to be shown behind-the-scenes areas of the stadium as part of the facility’s fifth birthday celebrations.

People on the free tour were shown corporate suites, a changing room used by Rod Stewart and the control room,  home to screens showing footage from the stadium’s 44 CCTV cameras.

During the tour,  some people asked questions  about the New Zealand drift racing champs to be held there in December.

Steve Cogger, of Dunedin said he had attended concerts at the stadium, but the tour had revealed even more impressive aspects of the building.

"It is very professional looking and I am very impressed by it all."

Following the tour people were treated to birthday cake.

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