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THE PIONEER TEAM THAT LINED UP FOR US AT THE 2000 SYDNEY OLYMPICS

It was the time of our lives – and it was 20 years ago! Arthur Stanley, General Manager Media & Communications, VenuesLive NSW Where were you 20 years ago, the night Cathy Freeman lit the Olympic flame to herald the start of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, ultimately described by IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch […]

PASS THE POPCORN!

Disney+ Drive-In Cinema is coming to Bankwest Stadium Jordan Kerry, Business Development Manager, VenuesLive NSW Toy story, The Lion King, Star Wars, Marvel and more… our 300 spot Northern Carpark at Bankwest Stadium will be much more than just a place for cars come this spring. It will be transformed into a family friendly COVIDSafe […]

IN PROFILE – SUE MAX

From the Olympics in 2000 to Fire Fight Australia in 2020 (and every event in between!) Sue Max, General Manager of Venue Management, has seen it all.  We sat down with Sue to chat all things Olympics, how she’s survived 21 years with Daryl, and why she’ll always have a soft spot for the ‘Old […]

SPRING IN A GLASS

It’s time to pack away the thermals and hit your internal de-frost button cause spring is here people! Packed full of fresh ingredients, these cocktail recipes from our VL staff are the perfect way to ring in spring! Strawberry Gin Smash – from Tahlia Clark – Events Coordinator, VenuesLive NSW 2 limes 1 punnet of […]

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Nadia Owen, Meetings & Special Events Sales Manager, Optus Stadium It’s neither doom nor gloom in the wonderful world of MASE! The new normal is all about social distancing which means clients need lots of space.  As you already know, here at Optus Stadium there is no shortage of that and we have been able […]

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

Craig O’Shaughnessy, Head of Specialty Venues, VenuesLive NSW From 1 October this year, VenuesLive will operate as the exclusive caterer at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle. McDonald Jones Stadium is home to the Newcastle Knights, the Newcastle Jets and now, a fully functioning catering team from our organisation. With a team of five permanent staff […]

AFL QUARANTINE – WA STYLE

Rebecca Purcell, Events Manager, Optus Stadium West Australians have long harboured a dream of forming their own country and isolating themselves from the rest of Australia.  COVID-19 has seen the dream become a reality with our Premier Mark McGowan now becoming a cult figure around the State for his hard-line approach to border closures, even […]

QUARANTINE TALES

Stories from the VenuesLive Hotel Catering Operation By Shantha Perera, Catering Manager, Sydney Olympic Park Venues and Hotel Quarantine Catering Lead  Drug busts, nudie runs, fire alarms and high society . . . to say the VenuesLive Hotel Catering Operation has been full of excitement would be an understatement. In just over three months we […]

IN-PROFILE – DORIAN HUGHES

He’s Optus Stadium’s Operations Manager, Out of Africa, with a passion for the environment and surfing and is a self-confessed Nerdzilla.  And he’s not content with Optus Stadium’s already outstanding environmental credentials – he has bigger plans.  Meet Dorian Hughes, or Dors, as he is commonly known by all. How did you come to be […]

OFF & RACING

Wendy Frizelle, Catering Manager, VenuesLive NSW With one Supercars event already under our belt in 2020, and the Grand Finale confirmed to take place at Sydney Motorsport Park on 12 /13 December, we were thrilled to suddenly discover we’d scored a bonus race meet that was originally scheduled for Winton, Victoria (sorry guys!). And with […]