The promoter behind the Elton John concert in the new Forsyth Barr Stadium has hit back at criticism of ticketing for the event, describing the reaction as "astoundingly ungracious".
A second Elton John performance is possible after a rush of opening-day sales for the entertainer's November concert in Dunedin.
A decline in interest in attending rugby matches, due in part to "wall-to-wall" television coverage, should not affect revenue at the city's new stadium, Dunedin Venues Management Ltd (DVML) chief executive David Davies said yesterday.
The effects of servicing the debt being raised to pay for the Forsyth Barr Stadium is beginning to bite, with warnings Dunedin City Council-owned companies may struggle to take advantage of business opportunities that come their way.
Delta Utilities has pulled the plug on a $100,000 seating package at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, a matter described as being the result of actions of an "overzealous" executive.
Personality clashes and allegations of "libellous emails", sparked by the latest report on the Forsyth Barr Stadium, marked a Dunedin City Council committee meeting yesterday.
Private sector funding for the Forsyth Barr Stadium, being raised though the sale of seating packages and sponsorship, reached $38.1 million by the end of last year, the latest report on the project says.
Forsyth Barr Stadium has been given a very important tick by some very important people.
Differences of opinion on what was included in the contract for building the Forsyth Barr Stadium have surfaced in the latest report on the project.
Everything is going to plan in the growing of grass for the Forsyth Barr Stadium, although it is still early days.
Dunedin's world cup fan zone might be shifted to the Forsyth Barr Stadium after the Dunedin City Council decided not to have it in the Octagon.
Otago ratepayers will get first option on tickets to Elton John's concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium in November.
Dunedin's new stadium looks likely to lose $400,000 when it hosts three pool matches for the Rugby World Cup.
Plans for a Rugby World Cup final party at Forsyth Barr Stadium have been abandoned because the game, being played at Auckland, cannot be screened live at a commercial event.
The Scotland team will not be blaming the stadium should it fail to fire in its match in Dunedin in this year's World Cup.
Elton John will perform at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday, November 25.
Rather than one act catering to a particular group of fans playing at the new Dunedin stadium, James Hacon would like to see several different acts with crossover appeal.
"I would like to see a large-scale opera play at the new stadium, because the Dunedin Stadium is ideally suited to stage such works and can become an arts stadium just as much as a sports stadium.
Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium has attracted its first international act, with Sir Elton John booked to perform late next year.
Maniototo farmer Jeff Hall reckons there would be no better way to celebrate the opening of the Forsyth Barr Stadium than with the thumping of an Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch team in a good game of rugby.