Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

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

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