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Shane Harmon: Capacity for Sky Stadium will be reduced to around 20 to 25 per cent

Covid Watch

Very, very good news for the events industry in the Level 2 regions of the country.The Government lifted the 100 person cap for seated events as long as spectators and eventgoers stay one metre apart at all times.This means that all the weekend's games of the Bunnings NPC may be able to happen in front of spectators.Sky Stadium CEO Shane Harmon told Heather du Plessis-Allan that this reduces their capacity to around 20 to 25 per cent."We expect at most venues we'll be able to manage NPC crowds comfortably in that environment. It would probably get a bit more challenging if that was the situation come Super Rugby."Harmon said they are looking for more guidance on separating crowds, particularly if people go with family and friends.LISTEN ABOVE

3mins

6 Oct 2021

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Shane Harmon: Capacity for Sky Stadium will be reduced to around 20 to 25 per cent

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Very, very good news for the events industry in the Level 2 regions of the country.The Government lifted the 100 person cap for seated events as long as spectators and eventgoers stay one metre apart at all times.This means that all the weekend's games of the Bunnings NPC may be able to happen in front of spectators.Sky Stadium CEO Shane Harmon told Heather du Plessis-Allan that this reduces their capacity to around 20 to 25 per cent."We expect at most venues we'll be able to manage NPC crowds comfortably in that environment. It would probably get a bit more challenging if that was the situation come Super Rugby."Harmon said they are looking for more guidance on separating crowds, particularly if people go with family and friends.LISTEN ABOVE

3mins

6 Oct 2021

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Shane Harmon Disappointed with Bledisloe Test Outcome

Wellington Mornings with Nick Mills

Wellington's pain is Auckland's gain.The capital had been due to host two All Blacks tests this year ... the first set down for August 28 against Australia, and then September 18 against Argentina.The pause on the travel bubble has seen those arrangements scrapped. Auckland was already set for the first Bledisloe test this Saturday and NZ Rugby says the only date open to Wellington was the 14th.Sky Stadium is already booked that day - hosting the two day Beervana beer festival.Stadium CEO Shane Harmon told Wellington Morning's Host Nick Mills he is disappointed with the outcome.

10mins

4 Aug 2021

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Shane Harmon: Wellington Phoenix enjoy record turnout for return home to Sky Stadium

The Devlin Radio Show

After 433 days, this was more than worth the wait.Whatever happens over the rest of the A-League season, the Wellington Phoenix aren't going to die wondering, after a rousing 3-0 win over Western United in their homecoming game in the capital.The victory keeps their slim finals hopes alive, ahead of another blockbuster game at Eden Park next Sunday.But this was more than a match – it was a sporting occasion. The fans came in their droves, with the 24,105 crowd the biggest regular season attendance in Phoenix history and the largest A-League crowd this season.That provided a wonderful atmosphere, and the players responded. There is always the danger that such games don't live up to the billing, but not this one.It was a beauty. The Phoenix scored three impressive goals, including a Reno Piscopo stunner, and could have had three more, as the game opened up in the second half.Western United were punch drunk by the end of it all, with the withdrawal of Besart Berisha in the 72nd minute an indication they were done and dusted, after Tomer Hemed's goal nine minutes earlier had all but ended the contest.The result, which stretches their unbeaten streak to eight games, breaks a run of three draws and lifts the Phoenix into seventh equal on 33 points, ahead of Western Sydney and Perth Glory on goal difference, though both Australian sides have a game in hand. Sixth-placed Brisbane are three points away, also having played one fewer match.It means that the Phoenix will need other results to go their way, but they are at least putting pressure on their rivals.Coming off four successive defeats, Western United started the game with a deep low block Jose Mourinho would have enjoyed. At times all 10 players were behind the ball, as they were content to soak up pressure and look for dividends on the break.Such congestion around the area was difficult to break down, and the Phoenix only fashioned a couple of half chances in a frustrating first 30 minutes.But when the breakthrough came, it was a Cinderella story to match the occasion. Hometown boy Clayton Lewis had never played for the Phoenix in Wellington but found the perfect moment for his second goal of the season. His 38th minute shot was deflected, but the goal was reward for a sharp turn and positive drive towards the box, finally sparking the expectant crowd.Marquee striker Hemed went close with a stooping header soon afterwards, forcing a good save from Western United keeper Ryan Scott.David Ball probably should have extended the home lead in the 56th minute, denied by Scott, after being set up by a delightful Hemed backheel, but that didn't matter when Piscopo provided the moment of the match in the 57th minute.The young Australian is one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in the A-League, and showed his prowess again with a stunning hit that flew past Scott from the edge of the area.That set the Phoenix alight, and they had their best period of the match as Western United had to push forward.Ben Waine and Piscopo had chances, before Hemed nailed the third, a well-timed header from a Louis Fenton cross.That was the signal for party time, and the Phoenix had further opportunities, but couldn't inflict any further damage on the scoreboard.Wellington Phoenix 3 (Clayton Lewis, Reno Piscopo, Tomer Hemed)Western United 0Halftime: 1-0text by Michael Burgess, NZ Herald

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23 May 2021

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Shane Harmon: Six60 unveil 2021 summer tour

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Six60 fans, your summer plans are sorted - the beloved Kiwi band is embarking on a massive tour in January and February next year.Dubbed Six60 Saturdays, the band will play six shows on Saturdays across the country, supported by some Kiwi favourites.What's more, the band has teased it will be playing brand new tracks, so fans at these live shows could be the first to hear new music. The band has been recording this year and is working on a new album.Their last tour at the beginning of 2020 was a sell-out, with the band selling over 130,000 tickets. The Dunedin five-piece also made history by selling out Auckland's Western Springs Stadium for a second year running.The tour begins in Northland on January 16, where they'll play at Waitangi Sports Ground with Drax Project, Troy Kingi, and Paige as support acts.From there, the band heads to Hastings to play a show on January 23 at Tomoana Showgrounds with an epic lineup of Shapeshifter, Kings, Maimoa, and Nouri.Six60 will play New Plymouth's Bowl of Brooklands, again joined by Shapeshifter, as well as Ladi6, Foley, and Valkyrie.In February the boys will head to the South Island for a Christchurch show at Hagley Park - with none other than Dave Dobbyn in support, plus Drax Project, and sibling duo Broods.Wellington will also get their Dave Dobbyn fix before the band takes the stage at Sky Stadium on February 13, and will also be joined by Drax Project, JessB, and Aacacia.Six60 will conclude their epic tour at Hamilton's Claudelands Oval with Mitch James, Paige, Drax Project and Aacacia.While 2020 has been a year fraught with live gig cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the band has a backup plan in place, with dates at the end of 2021 reserved in case of a change in alert levels.Pre-sales start from midday October 15, and tickets go on sale to the general public from Monday, October 19 at midday. For full ticketing information check out the band's website.Fans wanting their Six60 fix should also mark November 26 in their calendars - that's when a feature-length documentary about the band will be released. The film called Six60: Till The Lights Go Out will take a close look at the band's story and how they became one of Aotearoa's biggest and most popular live acts.And Air New Zealand is offering a unique chance for fans to watch it on board flight NZ660 from Auckland to Dunedin on Saturday November 14.Customers on board the flight can meet the band, who originated in Dunedin and will be travelling on the service, as well as be the first in the world to see the film.General manager brand and marketing Jeremy O'Brien said the airline was thrilled to be hosting the event."As a nation we're so proud of SIX60 and the phenomenal success they've achieved on the global stage, so we're really excited to be able to offer this experience for New Zealand fans."Because the package is built around a one-way ticket to Dunedin, it's also a way of supporting tourism to the city and the region."We hope most passengers will consider staying a night or two or exploring the region further once they get there."We wanted to put on this special service to Dunedin - the place where it all began for SIX60 - as a way of saying thank you to our customers for their support this year."It's fantastic to be able to host the premiere and help celebrate the band's incredible success with Kiwis."Tickets are on sale now from $159 and available through the airline's grabaseat website.- Additional reporting, Otago Daily TimesSix60 Saturdays 2021 tour datesJanuary 16: Waitangi - Waitangi Sports GroundsJanuary 23: Hastings - Tomoana ShowgroundsJanuary 30: New Plymouth - Bowl of BrooklandsFebruary 6: Christchurch - Hagley ParkFebruary 13: Wellington - Sky StadiumFebruary 27: Hamilton - Claudelands Oval

2mins

8 Oct 2020

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2019 Sports Business Year In Review with Shane Harmon

Sports Geek - A look into the world of Sports Marketing, Sports Business and Digital Marketing

Sean Callanan catches up with good friend Shane Harmon to discuss the big stories and trends of 2019.   Full show notes & links - https://sportsgeekhq.com/podcast/sports-business-shane-harmon/

1hr 11mins

24 Dec 2019

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Shane Harmon: Ice Hockey failure

Radio Sport Extra Time

CEO Wellington Stadium, Shane Harmon, on why the ice hockey classic flamed out over the weekend. He was a little non-committal but intimated the promoters used inferior fittings for the ice rink.LISTEN ABOVE AS SHANE HARMON SPEAKS TO RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST

5mins

24 Jun 2018

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Shane Harmon: Ice Hockey failure

Radio Sport Extra Time

CEO Wellington Stadium, Shane Harmon, on why the ice hockey classic flamed out over the weekend. He was a little non-committal but intimated the promoters used inferior fittings for the ice rink.LISTEN ABOVE AS SHANE HARMON SPEAKS TO RADIO SPORT BREAKFAST

5mins

24 Jun 2018

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Shane Harmon: Wellington pitch will be fine for T20

The Devlin Radio Show

Westpac Stadium CEO Shane Harmon concedes an ugly pitch awaits for tonight's Twenty20 between the Black Caps and England in Wellington, but he's adamant there will be little issue with how it plays.Pictures have emerged of the Wellington wicket having a large bald patch in the middle of it, with the surrounding grass a very dark green.Harmon says the weather is to blame but told the Devlin Radio Show that he believes it will still be a quality surface.READ MORE: James Taylor - The pitch looks a 'disgrace'"We've got perennial ryegrass throughout the year. That's a cool climate grass, it grows best bewteen 15 and 25 degrees. We've had 20 days in Wellington this summer over 25 degrees and down at the pitch level, we've had many days above that."We tested it and rolled a few balls down it yesterday and it looked consistent. It may be two-paced in parts in fairness, but both teams obviously have to play on it.However, Harmon does concede they may need to consider changes to their ground preparation."We going to look at preparing wickets much earlier than we have done in the past. We may look at even over-sowing one of our pitches with [a different type] to see how that takes in the Wellington climate."First ball in tonight's T20 will be bowled at 7pm.

6mins

13 Feb 2018

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Shane Harmon on crowds, stadiums and #sportsbiz

Sports Geek - A look into the world of Sports Marketing, Sports Business and Digital Marketing

On this week’s podcast we chat with Shane Harmon CEO of Westpac Stadium on crowds, stadiums & technology and #sportsbiz. Shane is a sports business lifer and is CEO of Westpac Stadium in Wellington, if you're not following @ShaneHarmon then you just aren't doing it properly.   Later in the podcast I chat with Al Crombie on ABC Grandstand about new sports digital collaboration called 120 sports. Full show notes - https://sportsgeekhq.com/podcast/shane-harmon-sportsbiz/

52mins

15 Jul 2014

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