Dunedin is ''bulging at the seams'', with many out-of-towners among the about 35,000 people heading to the Fleetwood Mac concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.
Forsyth Barr Stadium needs another $1.8 million a year from ratepayers if its financial position is to be secured, a Dunedin City Council review has found.
Dunedin city councillors are preparing for a fresh war of words over Forsyth Barr Stadium, following confirmation it needs another $1.81million a year from ratepayers.
A judge will decide the immediate fate of the $198 million Otago stadium within days, after Dunedin councillors yesterday voted to sign a construction contract despite the threat of a High Court injunction.
ODT columnist Dave Cannan asked which musical act you would most like to see at Forsyth Barr Stadium. He was surprised by the feedback.
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.
Major ongoing losses are predicted by the company running Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium following a review identifying operating costs and expenditure.
Thousands of sporting fans are expected to converge on Forsyth Barr Stadium for this weekend's sporting double-header.
The Dunedin City Council is to do a fundamental review of the operating and funding models of the Forsyth Barr Stadium, which continues to be unable to meet its budget.
The Dunedin City Council has scrapped an ''unworkable'' plan to hike rates for some businesses - but not others - to help pay for the Forsyth Barr Stadium's events fund, deputy mayor Chris Staynes says.
The Dunedin City Council's review of the Forsyth Barr Stadium operating model will have to grapple with the potential to fuel a money-go-round that could drive up rates across the city, council staff say.
Those who contributed to Forsyth Barr Stadium's operating model have defended their decisions in the wake of an announcement it will be reviewed.
A fresh war of words has broken out over suggestions Forsyth Barr Stadium has been caught short by missing toilets inside the venue.
The board overseeing Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium has launched a management review amid high-profile defections and concerns the entertainment cupboard for this summer is ''a little bit bare''.
The outgoing chief executive of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, which runs Forsyth Barr Stadium, has been stripped of most of his media duties ahead of his premature departure from the role.
Making a success of Forsyth Barr Stadium was always going to be difficult, and to all appearances it has become even harder.