Christchurch stadium completion pushed to mid '25

The completion date for the new roofed stadium in Christchurch “has been delayed six months, to mid-2025.” The budget for the 30,000-seat rectangular-turf Canterbury Multi-Use Arena “now totals" $533M (all figures NZ). The project was caught in "controversy earlier this year when the city council decided to slash seating capacity to 25,000, after saying the budget had already blown out” by $131M. The decision “divided the city, with thousands signing an online petition to stick with the original capacity, fearing they could miss out on big All Blacks matches and other key events and prompted a U-turn to the original 30,000 capacity.”  (NEW ZEALAND HERALD, 10/21).

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: August 12, 2022

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SBJ Unpacks: MLS All Star Week

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SBJ I Factor: Jed York

SBJ I Factor: Jed York, presented by Allied Sports SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York is in his 17th year with the organization and his 12th as CEO. He is a two-time SBJ Forty Under 40 honoree as a member of the classes of 2012 and 2013. York talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what he learned from growing up in the sports business, working in multiple departments at the team, the challenges of building Levi’s Stadium, and how his leadership style has evolved through the years. SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

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