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Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin. (3rd of 3)

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.

In time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Dunedin decided to replace its traditional ground, Carisbrook, with a new purpose-built covered stadium. It had seating for over 30,000 people, and by the time it opened in August 2011 it had cost more than $200 million. Private-sector funding was therefore important and Forsyth Barr, a sharebroking and investment banking company, purchased naming rights to the stadium. Their name and logo can be seen prominently displayed at the venue.

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports venues - Professional stadiums since 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41326/forsyth-barr-stadium-dunedin (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013