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Get used to GIO Stadium

By johnboy - 24 October 2013 16

Canberra Stadium has tweeted that GIO have bought the rights to name the Stadium in Bruce.

Because you wanted to be that little more confused.

According to rumour a knock down price has been negotiated.

UPDATE: Andrew Barr’s statement is now available:

Canberra’s premiere sporting venue has a new naming-rights sponsor. From 1 January 2014 the home of the Canberra Raiders and ACT Brumbies will be known as GIO Stadium Canberra.

The ACT Government and GIO Insurance have entered a commercial arrangement for four years, with the option to extend for another four.

This is the first time the stadium has had a commercial sponsor.

The Government is pleased to welcome GIO, a nationally recognised company, as the naming-rights sponsor.

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16 Responses to
Get used to GIO Stadium
gazket 10:35 am 25 Oct 13

call it what ever they like it’s still rip off and probably more so that a insurance company has the naming rights so won’t be attending .

Holden Caulfield 9:44 am 25 Oct 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

puggy said :

Genie said :

The same way as Myers is still Grace Bros.

Youngs. It will always be Youngs

A colleague of mine still refers to Harvey Norman as Norman Ross.

That’s hardly normal.

thebrownstreak69 7:37 am 25 Oct 13

puggy said :

Genie said :

The same way as Myers is still Grace Bros.

Youngs. It will always be Youngs

A colleague of mine still refers to Harvey Norman as Norman Ross.

Holden Caulfield 12:17 am 25 Oct 13

Visy Park is still Optus Oval, when it’s not being Princes Park. IIRC Optus Oval was the first stadium in Australia to have a naming rights deal. Back when Carlton lead the game in the boardroom as well as on the field. Ahh, those were the days.

AsparagusSyndrome 11:54 pm 24 Oct 13

I for one welcome our new insurance overlords.

But if it rains heavily, do they plan to protect us with comprehensive cover, and where will the excess run off ?

LSWCHP 8:49 pm 24 Oct 13

watto23 said :

Canberra Centre has probably lost the Monaro Mall moniker though 😉

Not in my Area of Operations. 🙂

LSWCHP 8:48 pm 24 Oct 13

“From 1 January 2014 the home of the Canberra Raiders and ACT Brumbies will be known as GIO Stadium Canberra.”

Only by idiots. Can you see the conversation:

Bloke: I’m going to the footy.
Other Bloke: Where at?
Bloke: GIO Stadium Canberra, of course!

It’s Bruce Stadium. Always has been. Always will be, regardless of what that fool Barr says.

puggy 7:52 pm 24 Oct 13

Genie said :

The same way as Myers is still Grace Bros.

Youngs. It will always be Youngs

c_c™ 7:10 pm 24 Oct 13

Well, the good thing then is someone dings the stadium, we’ll get a new for old replacement!

Roundhead89 5:41 pm 24 Oct 13

I predict this attempt at renaming Bruce Stadium will be as successful as “McFadden Stadium” in 1990. Remember that? McFadden Kit Homes began sponsoring the Raiders, renamed the stadium then went belly up a month or so later when they couldn’t pay the bills. The Raiders were left with a mountain of jerseys and other merchandise bearing the McFadden name and newly printed letterhead referring to the “McFadden Raiders” had to be pulped.

Reprobate 5:04 pm 24 Oct 13

Yep Bruce Stadium it was and forever will be for me…

GIO are getting a very good run with the ACT Govt lately, first third party rego reforms, now this – have they done a bulk deal :)?

watto23 4:56 pm 24 Oct 13

We still call the GDE the GDE 🙂

Canberra Centre has probably lost the Monaro Mall moniker though 😉

Anyway they reckon they are building a new stadium by 2020, given Bruce Stadium will be over 40 years old by then.

Mess 4:29 pm 24 Oct 13

Still better than the North QLD stadium – 1300 SMILES stadium.

Genie 3:48 pm 24 Oct 13

Will always be called Bruce Stadium…

The same way as Myers is still Grace Bros.

La_Tour_Maubourg 3:34 pm 24 Oct 13

If people still say Woden Plaza this stadium will always be called Bruce Stadium regardless of who rebrands it.

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