Daily Archives: March 6, 2012

Stadium caterers’ no show

The corporate suites had to wait for service and there were lengthy queues at some food and beverage outlets.

### ODT Online Tue, 6 Mar 2012
Catering staff no-shows annoy stadium boss
By Steve Hepburn
More than a third of the catering staff did not turn up for Saturday night’s Highlanders game, leaving Forsyth Barr Stadium boss David Davies disappointed. The Highlanders beat the Crusaders 27-24 at the stadium, the first time it hosted a Super 15 match, but Davies, the chief executive of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, said he was not happy with the way the stadium had performed.
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A little too late from the clock man…

### ODT Online Tue, 6 Mar 2012
Opinion
Pursuing stadium’s promise means hard work
By Ian Taylor
Oh, what a night! If anyone needed evidence of the importance that rugby and the stadium have to the future of this city then you need look no further than Saturday night and the wonderful occasion that was The Highlanders v The Crusaders.

We also deserve better than being treated as a captive audience who will pay whatever prices are set for a beer, a pie, a sandwich. The experience needs to extend beyond the rugby field. Families need to be able to enjoy a night at the stadium as a great night out. Send them home feeling ripped off and you have lost them forever. Customer service 101.

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