[[[ Like we didn’t ask CST and DCC where the operational budget was from the start. That said, Mr Davies sounds to be a rational man. ]]]
When David Davies, chief executive of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, began his job he didn’t have “a single piece of marketing collateral for this venue that I can give you as any inducement to bring a show here, or you to buy a seat”.
He won’t be asking for any more funding before the stadium is built and open.
OK. Expect further funding requests after the stadium is built and open.
Don’t forget Cr Syd Brown says it’s necessary to do a bit of a tidy-up in Dunedin (presentation, presentation) before we host rwc 2011. How much????
### Channel 9 Online February 4, 2010 – 8:38pm
Stadium allocated an extra $1.6 million
With the recent allocation of a further $1.6m of Council money for stadium expenses, stadium opponents have had more reason for discontent.
Asked to explain the extra hand-out, the Stadium’s boss says it’s necessary to provide the product required, and while he would have preferred not to have to ask for the money, he doesn’t have time to dwell on any poor management that may have led to the shortfall in budget.
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