The NRL supports the Government’s revised stadia strategy approved by Cabinet on Thursday morning.
CEO Todd Greenberg said the new strategy – which will see new stadia built at Parramatta and Moore Park and a refurbishment of the Sydney Olympic Park stadia – is still a great outcome for Rugby League fans.
“Naturally I would have preferred to see a new stadium built at Sydney Olympic Park in line with our Memorandum of Understanding,” he said.
“But this remains the biggest infrastructure program the game has ever seen, one that gives our fans a new level of stadia facilities.
“We will have three top-class rectangular stadia in Sydney which will bring our fans closer to the action than ever before.
“When you combine the new transport infrastructure to Moore Park and Sydney Olympic Park we believe this package will deliver a great outcome for all sports fans.”
Mr Greenberg said the NRL will honour the commitments it made in the original MoU.
“We committed to playing the Grand Final in Sydney for the next 25 years and that commitment will be met,” he said.
“Whichever way you look at it, this is a huge investment in stadia for our game and we always said that if the Government invests in facilities we will play our biggest games there.”
Mr Greenberg urged all parties to support the new program.
“The Government has listened to the people, they have come up with a compromise plan and we should all get behind it,” he said.