How Stadia strategy affects the Sharks

A day after the NSW State Government announced its future development plans for its three major Sydney Stadiums, the Cronulla Sharks has confirmed its home matches will be staying in the Shire.

Throughout the conversation between the NRL and NSW Government on the redevelopment of Sydney Stadia, the Club, as a key stakeholder in the game, has continually maintained a respectful and active engagement in the Stadia debate.

“During this time the Club’s view has been to ensure it is not obstructionist in that debate while simultaneously being of the mindset that it was not its prerogative to attempt to dictate to Government where it should invest its funds, or indeed to our fellow Club’s as to where they should or should not play” said Club CEO Lyall Gorman.

“Throughout this dialogue our Club has held firm to the view that it’s major commitment is to our Members, fans, corporate partners, venue and most importantly, the people of the Cronulla-Sutherland Shire in terms of where our home matches belong said Gorman.

”Equally, we have maintained positive relationships with all key stakeholders throughout the process because of the transparent and open manner in which we have engaged in this debate”.

“In saying that, it was very important that we were engaged in these discussions for the greater good of the game, our fellow Clubs and Sydney as a whole as having great sporting and entertainment venues in our City are fundamental to Sydney being seen as a major player in the international market.”

Read the NRL press release here.