Saturday night’s elimination final between Manly and Cronulla will be held at Lottoland following an assurance from the league that fears over contaminant are sufficiently quashed.
There have been lingering concerns that traces of asbestos found in a small portion of the ground could pose a public health and safety risk, and as such the league had the Parramatta Eels’ Bankwest Stadium on standby if Brookvale wasn’t cleared.
But league CEO Todd Greenberg told NRL.com that after Northern Beaches Council offered a guarantee of safety and minimisation of risk with synthetic grass to be used on the affected area, the league saw fit to give the green light.
“Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of both our players and members of the public at each and every match,” he said.
“(The) council has shown us a detailed plan which removes all risk and ensures no threat to public safety.
“On that basis, we have granted approval for the match to remain at Lottoland.”
Kogarah was the site of the most recent final to be held at a suburban venue as St. George defeated the Sea Eagles in their 2010 premiership season.
Ticket sales will resume Wednesday at 4pm for the public after being previously withheld pending location approval.