2015 Hunter Business Awards
Tuesday 14 July 2015 11:01am
Hunter Stadium has been selected as a finalist in this year's 2015 Hunter Business Awards. Hunter Stadium is selected for the 'Contribution to the Region' award in honour of their hard work during the four matches of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup which was held during the month of January 2015 including the controversial semi- final match Australia v UAE.
In 2014 Hunter Stadium was granted funding to upgrade the stadium field of play for the Asian Football Cup in January 2015. This upgrade ensured that Hunter Stadium was fit to hold an international sporting event that was broadcast worldwide and not only showcased Hunter Stadium as a sporting venue but also Newcastle as a city.
Hosting this event saw a large injection into the local economy which is still to be finalised, however, during the month of January, Newcastle held over 90% capacities in Accommodation houses primarily due to the Asian Cup. The Asian Cup also encouraged approximately190 local people to volunteer for the event which promotes a sense of community and broadens volunteer's skill levels.
The regionals most prestigious business awards will take place on Friday 7th August 2015 at Wests in New Lambton.