The Gold Coast SUNS wish to thank long-term partners Metricon Homes for a successful 12-year partnership after the company informed the club of its decision not to renew its contract beyond 2022.
Metricon Homes has been a foundation partner of the club since joining as the inaugural Stadium naming rights partner of the Gold Coast SUNS in 2011.
In that time, Metricon Stadium has evolved into one of the Gold Coast’s most popular venues, hosting a wide variety of content including football, concerts and major events, cricket, community activities and the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
In 2020, the venue became the AFL’s second home of football, hosting over 40 AFL matches, including finals, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GC SUNS Chief Executive Mark Evans said Metricon Homes had left a lasting legacy on the SUNS and the Gold Coast community.
“For over 12 years, Metricon Homes has been a proud partner of the Gold Coast SUNS through the good times and the tough times,” Evans said.
“We want to thank Metricon Homes for that support and we appreciate everything they have done for the Gold Coast SUNS and Gold Coast community in helping to establish a world-renowned stadium facility for not only major sporting events and concerts but also local community events.
“We wish the entire team at Metricon Homes all the best and they are always welcome back at the SUNS.”
Metricon Homes Queensland Director Jason Biasin said the company was open to exploring further opportunities with the SUNS in the future.
“We are very proud to have partnered with the SUNS for more than 12 years, however it’s now time for Metricon to look at new opportunities which best suit the profile and future of the business,” the statement said.
“Although we are opting to not renew the naming rights for the stadium, we do hope to continue our connection and are exploring other commercial ways the relationship can continue.”
The SUNS will now look to go to market to explore potential replacements for the highly-sought vacant position.