Caption: Walking the grass of Central Coast Stadium were (l-r) Jamie Buhrer, and retired players Anthony Minichiello (Roosters) and Steve Turner (Bulldogs). Photo: TOM LOGAN
Three NRL Telstra Premiership matches will be played on the Central Coast this year, Head of Football Todd Greenberg announced today.
The matches to be played at Central Coast Stadium are:
- Sydney Roosters against Gold Coast Titans on Sunday 28 June at 2pm in Round 16
- Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles against Brisbane Broncos in Round 21 (31 July to 3 August – day and time to be confirmed)
- Bulldogs against Gold Coast Titans in Round 23 (13-17 August – day and time to be confirmed)
“League is returning to the Central Coast and we’re delighted to be delivering three high quality games,” Mr Greenberg said.
“This is a demonstration of the NRL’s commitment to rugby league on the Central Coast.
“With the Roosters, Sea Eagles and Bulldogs moving homes games to Central Coast Stadium, we are hoping the local community will get behind these teams so they are playing in front a big crowd.
“This continues the tradition of the Central Coast hosting NRL matches every year since 2000.
“Each team will engage with the Coast community and Central Coast Stadium will have lots of game day activities, competitions and giveaways to make it a fun-filled experience for the entire family.”
Gosford City Mayor Lawrie McKinna said: “I’m very pleased that the people of the Central Coast will now be able to enjoy watching even more live rugby league action in their backyard at Gosford City Council’s Central Coast Stadium.
“Thousands of Central Coast residents participate in local rugby league, so I’m looking forward to seeing big crowds at Central Coast Stadium for these additional games.
“I’d like to thank the NRL as well as the Bulldogs, Sea Eagles and Roosters for this latest commitment to our region, which will guarantee that local rugby league supporters have plenty of chances to watch some of the biggest names in the NRL live in action at Central Coast Stadium this year."
Tickets for the Central Coast games will be available soon from www.nrl.com/tickets.