VenuesLive umbrella for Central Coast Stadium


Australia Central Coast Stadium management change Image: VenuesLive

The Central Coast Council (Australia) has confirmed that VenuesLive will take over the management of one of the Coast’s most iconic assets, the Central Coast Stadium. This change will bring a diverse offering of sports games and entertainment for the local community to enjoy and a boost to the region’s (New South Wales) economy.

The ‘VenuesLive’ stated that the Council continues to own the Central Coast Stadium, with the venue also remaining home to the Central Coast Mariners and their games. This will be supplemented with a fresh program of events that appeal to large-scale audiences.

The 20,059-capacity Central Coast Stadium is a sports venue in Gosford, on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. The stadium is home to the Central Coast Mariners association football club which competes in the A-League.

The VenuesLive is a leading provider of management and hospitality services to venues and events. It operates three of Australia’s most iconic stadiums – the 83,500-capacity Accor Stadium (Stadium Australia), the 61,266-capacity Optus Stadium in Perth and the 30,000-capacity CommBank Stadium in Western Sydney, as well as providing catering services to other key venues. The Central Coast Stadium will be a fourth stadium under the VenuesLive operational umbrella.

VenuesLive is committed to Creating The Experience and connecting people through the power of live events. It focuses on orchestrating remarkable experiences for the fans, venue owners, event partners, and the local community.

The Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said VenuesLive is one of Australia’s largest private stadium operators and a great fit in helping the Central Coast Stadium reach its full potential – “VenuesLive will bring their vast industry network to the venue, with the aim of gradually increasing the quantity and diversity of event offerings for the local community to enjoy. With VenuesLive having extensive experience in managing some of the country’s most high-profile stadiums, I’m confident that a quality program of entertainment and sports events will be ahead at the Central Coast Stadium.”

Added Hart, “This partnership will allow for the opportunity to attract even more visitors to our region, providing a tourism boost to the local economy and hopefully generate revenue for local businesses.”

VenuesLive Managing Director, Daryl Kerry, said the company was delighted to have been appointed operator of the Central Coast Stadium and is looking forward to working with stakeholders and the local community to build an exciting new era for the venue – “The Central Coast Stadium is one of Australia’s most picturesque venues and it also has the support of a passionate, vibrant local community who deserve a thriving sport and entertainment precinct. We are thrilled to get the opportunity to work with the Central Coast Council, the stadium’s home club the Central Coast Mariners and key business stakeholders on the Coast, but we are also looking forward to listening to the fans that bring the color, energy and excitement to the events.”

Added Kerry, “The Central Coast Stadium has almost unlimited potential and we want to help take it to the next level and become a highly-successful hub of sport and entertainment, as well as welcoming business, community, charity, and cultural activities on the magnificent Central Coast.”

The ‘VenuesLive’ further stated that the Council is due to begin the transition of management from the start of July 2022.

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