SEATS FOR SPONSORSHIP
MOST stadiums in Australia have a paid sponsor's name – why not, if it helps with paying the huge cost of getting it built?
I was pleased that our present Government got the best possible deal with Optus for the naming rights for our new Perth Stadium.
Over my lifetime I have been a member of many sporting clubs. As most people will know, most clubs are short of money.
One popular way to raise money was to have a plaque engraved with the donor’s name engraved fixed to a chair; in doing so, it more than paid for the new chair.
This could be done at our new stadium and the Perth Arena.
The public could be invited to pay for a plaque with their name inscribed on a seat in the grandstand; the idea could go a lot further, with corporate boxes being also up for naming rights.
There is no end to the possibilities of this fundraiser or how much money it would raise.
FRANK GRANGER, Applecross