Fans de­mand subur­ban spend

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

A STAG­GER­ING 90 per cent of NRL fans would pre­fer the state gov­ern­ment to re­fur­bish Syd­ney’s old subur­ban grounds rather than spend all their $1.8 bil­lion sport­ing venue grants on big sta­di­ums.

In a mid­week poll, fans gave over­whelm­ing hl i sup­port to Rac­ing NSW boss and in­de­pen­dent com­mis­sioner Peter V’landys for his plan to save the tra­di­tional old homes of Syd­ney clubs.

The won­der­ful at­mos­phere at Le­ich­hardt Oval on Thurs­day night for the Wests Tigers-Cow­boys game was fur­ther proof that fans want to watch footy at subur­ban venues and keep the sta­di­ums for block­busters such as An­zac Day, Easter at ANZ Sta­dium, Ori­gin and the fi­nals.

Op­po­si­tion leader Luke Fo­ley is soon to re­lease his own sta­dium fund­ing model in the lead-up to next year’s elec­tion.

Fo­ley has been fol­low­ing the subur­ban grounds ver­sus sta­dium de­bate very closely.

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