Metricon extends stadium naming-rights
Metricon Homes has extended its naming-rights deal with the home ground of the Gold Coast Suns for a further four years.
The long-standing partnership has been in place since the Suns entered the AFL in 2011 following a major redevelopment and will see the ground formerly known as Carrara Stadium remain as Metricon Stadium at until at least the end of 2022.
The new deal will also see Metricon focus on enhancing match-day experiences for fans with the inclusion of a new double story activation site to be known as ‘The Terrace’.
The Terrace will be utilised as an entertainment outlet for Metricon clients and contractors as well as providing a beautiful home for members and fans attending the stadium.
Announcing the partnership extension ahead of the club’s first home game of the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, Suns Chief Executive Mark Evans said "in the week leading into our first home game of the season, it’s exciting to be able to announce an extension to an eight-year partnership between the Suns and Metricon Homes.
“Metricon Homes have supported us since the club’s inception and are committed to not only helping the Gold Coast Suns grow, but AFL in Queensland.
“Metricon Stadium has become synonymous throughout the Gold Coast as a fantastic community asset, and throughout the country as an industry leading sporting precinct."
Metricon’s Gold Coast-based Director, Jason Biasin added "sport, and AFL, in particular, transcends so many cultures and communities.
“Metricon is proud to have been side-by-side with the Suns since 2011, forging a grass-roots partnership that promotes the community and family connections synonymous with both of our brands."
Opened as Carrara Oval in 1987, the ground was given a $144 million makeover in 2011 to convert it into a 25,000 all-seater stadium. It was the main stadium during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games when the capacity was temporarily increased to 40,000.