NRL seek stadium funding
THE NRL will press the Federal Government for a decision on the size of its contribution towards a new home for the Cowboys in Townsville.
NRL club chief executives were briefed by the NRL yesterday about stadium plans for NSW and Queensland.
The new Townsville stadium was considered a fait accompli, with only the scale of the development to be decided according to available funds. No meetings have been held with the Federal Government and are unlikely until the scale of State Government involvement is known.
The State Government has capped its contribution at $100 million, with other potential investors to include the Federal Government, the NRL and a commercial developer appointed to the project.
In May, then Cowboys chief executive Peter Jourdain said there were two sets of costings for the stadium project.
A 25,000-seat stadium, entertainment centre and convention centre was costed at $300 million while a standalone stadium project was costed at $200 million, he said.
Negotiations with Suncorp Stadium and Cbus Super Stadium were not on the agenda at yesterday’s meeting.
The Titans have not resolved talks with Stadiums Queensland over a new hiring agreement for Robina.