Stadium: Oh yeah, maybe. WHEN?

And about that carpentry contract, Mr Farry, we haven’t got amnesia!

### ODT Online Sat, 12 Jun 2010
Stadium ‘will be completed on time’
By David Loughrey
Neither recent bad weather nor re-tendered carpentry contracts have resulted in changes to the completion date for Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium, Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry said yesterday. The project was within its budget and “will be completed on time”. Mr Farry was responding to questions from the Otago Daily Times after a run of bad weather and a delay in signing the contract.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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7 responses to “Stadium: Oh yeah, maybe. WHEN?

  1. Elizabeth

    “I see the stadium’s going to be finished on time for the World Cup.”

    Cartoonist’s view – Tremain

  2. Calvin Oaten

    Elizabeth: Oh ye of little faith. Of course the stadium will be finished in time for the Rugby World Cup. Furthermore it will be finished within budget. How do I know these things? Why Malcolm Farry told us, so surely it must be true. Would Malcolm lie?

    • Elizabeth

      Calvin: Wandering past the megacomplex this week I thought the odds of it being ready in time for RWC not dissimilar to Lotto; which to my little mind are more or less extreme for first division.

  3. Phil

    I’ve just read an interesting article from the BBC website, which explores the projected and actual financial implications of hosting large scale sporting events. It examines events of greater proportions than the RWC (Olympics and football WC), but makes some interesting observations with regard to actual cost and return to the host nations, both short term and long term.

    Elizabeth/Paul: You might be able to attach this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8718696.stm

  4. Calvin Oaten

    Elizabeth; it is not for first division. Only second division (rugby that is according to the NZRU), Popes and Dalai Lama visits and err…..well… I don’t know.

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