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Nick Sautner

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Nick Sautner: Eden Park CEO says it's a once in a lifetime opportunity to get vaccinated on the hallowed turf

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The 40,000 Kiwis who had their first jab on Super Saturday will be due for their second tomorrow.In light of that, those who get their first or second jab at Eden Park this weekend will get quite the reception.Eden Park CEO Nick Sautner told Heather du Plessis-Allan getting vaccinated on the hallowed turf is a once in a lifetime opportunity.“Eden Park is a fortress for our national teams and we want to be part of making New Zealand the fortress to Covid-19.”LISTEN ABOVE

2mins

5 Nov 2021

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Enhancing Stadium Experiences Beyond Game Day w/ Nick Sautner

Flip the Switch by EngageMint

Our guest this week is Nick Sautner, CEO of Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.  A worldwide leader in sports and entertainment, Eden Park was the first venue to host a sporting event and a concert at full capacity since the pandemic and has won a number of recent global awards, including the Product Innovation Award for  "Staydium Glamping".  Sautner has also been recognized as EVANZ Supreme Person of the Year and TheStadiumBusiness Global Executive of the Year.   Throughout this episode, Sautner shares his framework for  Eden Park's strategic plan, his "town hall vs. cathedral" mentality and monetizing the venue to create more participative events and experiences.  Show Notes(4:38) Escapism and importance of returning to operation(5:38) Hosting the world’s first capacity sporting event and concert  (8:42) Pre-COVID vs. Post-COVID Operational Changes(14:50) Relay communication like a coaching game plan (17:25) Communicating the game plan throughout all organization levels (22:17) Driving Strategic Plans & Creating "Instagrammable" Experiences (29:23) Instilling an Entrepreneurial Culture(31:16) “People Describe Stadiums As Cathedrals..Think of Them More Like Town Halls”(35:29) Cultivating a Culture of Utilization and Collaboration(39:31) The Idea Factory(42:19) 3 Beneficiaries for Successful Events(45:23) Hot Take: Design Flaws of Stadiums(49:53) Nick’s MantrasAdditional NotesVisit Eden Park |  Experiences |  PartnershipsConnect with Nick on LinkedIn or via email--Today’s episode was sponsored by CheckdIn.  Know exactly who’s working in your venue.Want more from EngageMint? Subscribe to our newsletters at https://engagemintpartners.com/newsletters

55mins

12 Jul 2021

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Nick Sautner: Eden Park ranked best stadium in the world by Pollstar

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Eden Park has won the top spot in an international stadium ranking - the first New Zealand venue to do so - just months after thousands flocked to the venue's first concert amid the global Covid-19 pandemic.The Auckland stadium has been named the number one stadium in the world in Pollstar's international live entertainment rankings, seen as a "benchmark" for the industry.In January, Eden Park was granted permission to host up to six live music events a year in a new direction for the venue.The first band to grace the stage was New Zealand's own Six60 in April, attracting more than 50,000 punters and wowing much of the world left crippled by the pandemic.Six60 sold out its concert at Eden Park in April. Photo / Supplied"Utilising Eden Park for concerts is about giving musicians the same rights and privileges as sportspeople to play New Zealand's premier venue to crowds of more than 50,000 fans," Eden Park chief executive officer Nick Sautner said.More concerts are in the pipeline, Sautner said."We are in discussion with a number of promoters about future tours. Internationally, the propensity to play New Zealand's national stadium is strong," he claimed.Prior to Covid-19, venues including Mexico's Foro Sol and New York's Madison Square Garden often topped Pollstar's rankings.Last year several Australian venues made the top 10, including the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sirromet Winery and Optus Stadium.A New Zealand venue has never been in the top 10 until this year.Eden Park concerts can take place on weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays preceding a public holiday and public holidays, subject to restrictions on frequency, duration and timing.

2mins

28 Jun 2021

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Nick Sautner: Eden Park thrilled to land three All Blacks tests

Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

Eden Park has been spoiled with three All Blacks test matches for the 2021 winter season.The New Zealand men's side will take on the Wallabies, Pumas and Springboks at the central Auckland stadium as part of the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship series'.Not only do rugby fans in the country's biggest city get a hearty portion of international rugby, the stadium's balance sheet is set to receive a major boost.Eden Park CEO Nick Sautner told Kate Hawkesby they were all delighted with the announcement, after only having one fixture in the 2020 test season."It's a welcome reward for our members an partners through these unprecedented times," he says.Sautner says after a tough 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic they have brought about changes going forward."We implemented a strategy of emerging stronger where our staff and our contractors immediately saw some chance. We took a 20 to 80 per cent pay cut across the board, but we knew there was going to be a strong pipeline of content coming out the other side and that includes the three women's World Cups over the next two years."The last time the ground held three or more All Blacks tests in one year was 2017, which included two British and Irish Lions tests.

2mins

23 May 2021

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Nick Sautner (Part A)

Kick Ons

This episode of Kick Ons features a very special guest. Nick Sautner is a legend of the VFL and his accolades are endless. Not only was he a star ton the field though he is an outstanding bloke and in this two part episode Todd and Dyl not only enjoy some laughs with Nick, but gain a great insight into the VFL/VFA and how the league has progressed.

34mins

17 Jun 2020

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Nick Sautner (Part B)

Kick Ons

This episode of Kick Ons features a very special guest. Nick Sautner is a legend of the VFL and his accolades are endless. Not only was he a star ton the field though he is an outstanding bloke and in this two part episode Todd and Dyl not only enjoy some laughs with Nick, but gain a great insight into the VFL/VFA and how the league has progressed.

41mins

17 Jun 2020