22/10/2017 - 21:10

Stadium supply deals done but no word on name

22/10/2017 - 21:10

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Pie producer Mrs Mac's has joined Gage Roads Brewing Company as WA-based suppliers to Perth Stadium, as the state government finalised a deal with the AFL but remained silent on speculation on the naming rights.

Stadium supply deals done but no word on name

Pie producer Mrs Mac's has joined Gage Roads Brewing Company as WA-based suppliers to Perth Stadium, as the state government finalised a deal with the AFL but remained silent on speculation on the naming rights.

Family-owned Mrs Mac’s has been awarded an exclusive five-year contract to supply pies and pastries to Perth Stadium.

Mrs Mac’s chief executive Paul Slaughter said the company was delighted to have been awarded the five-year contract ahead of eastern states’ competitors, which had previously dominated the pie supply in WA stadiums.

“This is not only recognition of the quality of our products, but of the local produce we use in all our savoury pastries,” Mr Slaughter said.

“85 per cent of our ingredients are sourced in WA, including 2800 tonnes of prime beef and 4800 tonnes a year of premium WA flour.”

The Mrs Mac’s announcement came one month after Palmyra-based Gage Roads was named the exclusive beer and cider supplier to the stadium.

It was appointed for a term of five years by stadium operator VenuesLive following a competitive tender process.

Meanwhile, the state government has concluded negotiations with the Australian Football League (AFL) and the Western Australian Football Commission (WAFC) to secure Perth Stadium as the home ground for the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers from the start of the 2018 AFL season.

Under the agreement, $10.3 million per annum of football generated income at the stadium will be provided to the WAFC over an initial 10-year period.

The government said the funding would be derived from revenue earnt from the Fremantle Dockers, West Coast Eagles and AFL Finals matches, ensuring that football effectively funded football development in WA.

For subsequent 10-year terms the WAFC will continue to benefit from the income generated by football at the stadium, capped at $10.3 million a year adjusted by CPI.

Future funding for the WAFC for subsequent 10-year terms will be subject to a review.

A second agreement including VenuesLive provides that 50,000 seats in the 60,000 seat stadium will be available for Dockers and Eagles members for their home games.

At least 6,000 tickets will be available to non-AFL club members for every AFL premiership season game, and 1,385 Perth Stadium memberships will be available for people wanting to attend every event at the stadium.

The government has secured 1,000 tickets for tourism packages.

Construction of Perth Stadium is more than 97 per cent complete and scheduled to open on January 21, 2018 for a free community open day.

Premier Mark McGowan said Western Australians have invested at least $1.46 billion into the facility and football will be able to leverage off that investment and continue to grow into the future.

“Following the initial 10-year period, this deal prevents future governments from having to top-up funding, making this a fair deal for all Western Australians,” he said.

The premier was tight lipped on the naming rights deal for the stadium, following speculation telco Optus was front runner.

That followed earlier speculation Bankwest was looking to secure naming rights.

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