CEO Delighted On Greenhous Meadow Concert
Shrewsbury Town's CEO Brian Caldwell was delighted with how Wednesday night's Rod Stewart concert unfolded.
The 72-year-old rocker wowed crowds of around 15,000 people at the Greenhous Meadow, playing classics such as Tonight's the Night, Maggie May and Rhythm of My Heart.
The concert was the first held at the Greenhous Meadow since Elton John in 2011 and whilst Brian accepts that small changes will need to be made going forward, he was pleased with the overall outcome.
“I’m really pleased with how it went”, Brian told ShrewsWeb.
“I’ve got pay tribute to all the staff members involved, especially Alan Roberts and Jordan in the Ticket Office as well.
“There was a lot of work that went into the preparations and whilst there are always going to be things we can learn from it, which we will do, I’m very pleased with how the event went operationally.
“Everyone seemed to have a good night and enjoyed themselves. There were a couple of small issues that hopefully we can deal with going forward and hopefully we can get another one in the not too distant future.”
The concert had a big boost for the local economy and Brian has been delighted with the positive reaction from attendees.
“It’s massive for the Town”, said Caldwell.
“There wasn’t a hotel room in Shrewsbury last night and that was the case for the last couple of weeks, so it’s really a big boost for the local economy and that shows another thing that the football club are bringing.
“We’ve had so many emails and phone calls today who had never been to the stadium before and came because it was a concert and they’ve all been very complimentary about the attention that they got at the concert.
“That’s a positive and hopefully they might come back and might be interested in coming to a football match as well.”
Brian is now hopeful of working with promoters Cuffe and Taylor in the future.
“They were delighted even in the lead-up”, said Brian.
“They were delighted with the ease of the stadium and because it is a modern stadium it’s easier than a lot of venues to put the stage up and do the preparatory work for when it all kicked off last night.”