The Carisbrook Stadium Charitable Trust was formed in August 2006 and currently is made up of six Trustees who each passionately believe that the Forsyth Barr Stadium development will bring huge benefits to the whole of the southern region of New Zealand.
The Trust was originally given a mandate to investigate two scenarios for which a number of options were developed. Those were the re-development of the existing Carisbrook Stadium and the construction of a new multi-purpose stadium. This latter option came about due to a critical space requirement by the University and the synergies that could come from building both facilities together.
By October 2006, a Preliminary Feasibility report had highlighted to the Carisbrook Stadium Trust that the new multi-purpose stadium option was feasible and warranted further, more detailed investigation. In February 2007, the Trust produced a Masterplan & Feasibility Report. This report investigated four redevelopment options at Carisbrook and two options for a new stadium. Following a presentation to the Dunedin City Council, they voted to progress with the preferred multi-purpose stadium option in association with the University of Otago.
Construction started in July 2009 on the 25 month project.
Dunedin’s first ever ‘flashmob’ hit yesterday in the Meridian Mall when a group of 90 people suddenly converged on the mall and performed to surprised shoppers. Read More ...about:Dunedin gets Flashmobbed21 Jun 10 Success for Stadium Open Day
Although still to be completed, the Forsyth Barr Stadium is already hosting successful events with the second Open Day attracting over 8,000 people. Read More ...about:Success for Stadium Open Day08 Jun 10 Fosyth Barr Stadium Open Day
Nearly 12 months into the 25 month construction project, Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza is opening its doors again to share and celebrate the huge progress that has been made to date. Saturday 19 June 11am - 2pm. Read More ...about:Fosyth Barr Stadium Open Day15 May 10 390 tonne milestone
The main roof truss of the Forsyth Barr Stadium, weighing approximately 390 tonnes and 130 metres in length, has been successfully lifted into place marking a significant milestone in the construction timeline. Read More ...about:390 tonne milestone10 Feb 10 First Roof Steel Arriving in Dunedin for Forsyth Barr Stadium
The first structural steel for construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza roof is due to arrive in Dunedin on Friday afternoon. Read More ...about:First Roof Steel Arriving in Dunedin for Forsyth Barr Stadium
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