GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 13: A general view of Robina Stadium during Rugby Sevens on day nine of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Robina Stadium on April 13, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The Gold Coast could be the next host of the Magic Round according to NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg.

The four-day festival will remain at Suncorp Stadium next season but after that the initiative could move around to other markets and the Gold Coast could be the perfect location for the festival with it’s perfect weather the tourism attractions.

More than 130,000 fans attended the festival across the four days.

The NRL will review whether to condense the event to three days by dropping the Thursday fixture, but it will remain in Queensland for the foreseeable future.

“At the very beginning of this concept, which goes back about three years ago, we pitched to a variety of people our vision and it was the Queensland Government that got in behind us, which is why they have secured this deal for a number of years,” Greenberg told the Gold Coast Bulletin. 

“Queensland should be rewarded for that because they got right in behind rugby league and said we’ll try this with you.”


  1. You’d think it’d be held in Sydney at anz considering most Teams are based In Sydney therefore more people would attend

  2. I can’t see why they have it at all. Is it to soften Brisbane up to the prospect of having one more team in their city? Is it to soften up Sydney sides to the prospect of moving all their home games to the three outrageously priced new/refurbished stadiums so the state government can pretend they have made slightly financially viable expenditures? What I do know is that increasingly some teams are being robbed of their home games making going to the football less interesting for the fans. It could be for pay/free tv to save money on running coverage at different grounds.

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