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Christchurch stadium

“No stadium can make money unless it has millions of moneyed sports fans living within its catchment area.” –Lee Vandervis

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Debate over new stadium

CHRISTCHURCH —This means to see the All Blacks play at home against the best opposition, we have to build a stadium that is almost double the size of what we really need just for one event per annum.

Proposed stadium, Christchurch (Stuff 10.5.13) screenshotChristchurch Stadium concept by architect Thom Craig of AMO Design

The former chief executive of the council-owned VBase events management operation, now working in the private sector, offers his perspective on the debate about a new stadium for Christchurch.

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 08:39 10/05/2013
Opinion
‘Boutique’ stadium a better option
By Bryan Pearson
I follow the various discussions around stadiums and venues with interest, and thought that the following might help inform that debate. The most recent issue to surface in this debate is about co-location versus integration. If we are simply co-locating other facilities like offices, hotels, and so on, adjacent to the stadium (as shown in the design where there are standalone buildings at each end of the stadium itself) then, while it will add life and activity to the stadium precinct, it will have little if any impact on the stadium business case.

If we are talking about integrated facilities and design which reduce the cost of building the stadium and/or deliver non-event regular income streams for the same cost/investment, then it will improve the stadium business case.

The latter sounds attractive until you start to consider the operational challenges of fully integrated facilities where the 24/7 tenants are effectively displaced on event days. Of course, then there is the issue of supply and demand for commercial office space and accommodation. Already we are seeing large city fringe commercial developments (Victoria St, Lincoln Rd). Then there is the central city where some developments are under way but many developers are already struggling to build the business case due to high costs of construction and soft demand once you get beyond about $400 per square metre.
So where will office space adjacent to the stadium fit in a market which is already showing signs of weakness and over-supply? The reality is the only thing that truly impacts on stadium viability is commercial event days.
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The impoverishing tale of the rugby stadium that is, at Dunedin. Not Dunnaz. Not try-ing (forgive the rugby pun).

The story goes, via ODT… “Radiohead confirmed for NZ show
(Monday 27.2.12) Internationally acclaimed band Radiohead is coming to New Zealand for one show at Auckland’s Vector Arena.

Next, at the Facebook page:

Jamie Shaw Monday at 11:42pm
Is there any chance of getting Radiohead down here as well when they come to NZ in November?

· Lynsey Selcraig, Damian Foster, Doug Rodgers and 2 others like this.

Forsyth Barr Stadium Tuesday at 11:52am
Hi Jamie- again, similar to Lady Gaga, Radiohead are touring with a show designed for indoor, smaller venues. If you look at the other venues they are performing in they are all smaller, indoor venues eg. Vector, Rod Laver and the Entertainment Centre in Sydney. This means their show- lighting, sound etc is customised for venues of this nature and not a Stadium. If they tour with a bigger venue/Stadium tour at a later date, we will try our very best to get them down to Dunnaz!

People, stadium has a capital ‘S’.

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Nooo! Pulling our legs.

From Christchurch yesterday:

“PS Is it true that the roof of the new stadium in Dunedin is not strong enough to support the lighting equipment for Elton John’s concert and that special modifications will have to be made? Someone screwed up!”

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