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Grand final venue, location, Super Bowl plan, New South Wales, Queensland, stadium funding

The change comes after the NRL unveiled its ‘Super Bowl’ plan to buy around the grand final, with $350 million at stake in support for several clubs.

ARLC chairman Peter Vlands and NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo confirmed on Thursday that the decider could be moved at NSW’s Accor Stadium.

However, Vlands refused to confirm the grand final would stay in Sydney in the near future, suggesting the NRL could follow a similar approach to the NFL’s Super Bowl.

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“The NSW Government has given him more investment, but it’s only for one year, I have to stress that,” V’landys said.

“Not for a long time, negotiations for future grand finals will be restarted, it’s actually been put on the table for the future. It’s not that we’re hoping to have a special arrangement with the NSW government.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case, so it opens the door to a Super Bowl-style concept or who might give us the best deal for the game.

That didn’t go down well according to the NSW government. Channel 9 Political reporter Chris O’Keefe says relations with the NRL are at an “all-time low”.

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“Senior ministers are now actively lobbying the Prime Minister to boost funding for grand rugby league as a direct result of his failure to commit to a grand final in Sydney in the future,” O’Keeffe said. Channel 9 Thursday evening.

This puts $300 million at risk for the Penrith Panthers’ new stadium. Minister Dominique Perrott wants to kill this project immediately.

“They also want to pull the plug on funding for centers of excellence being built in Kellyville for the Parramatta Eels, Belmore for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Wollongong for the St George Illawarra Dragons. That’s $50 million in the bank for these NRL clubs and now it’s at risk.”

It is unclear whether the Premier will listen to Cabinet members and agree to withdraw these funds, but there is no doubt that relations between the NRL and the NSW Government are at an all-time low.

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