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  • SCG Trust & Roosters Agree To 25-Year Partnership

    The Sydney Cricket and Sports Grounds and Sydney Roosters have signed a landmark partnership that will see the reigning NRL premiers play home games and finals at the Allianz Sydney Football Stadium for at least the next 25 years when it opens in 2022.

    https://www.roosters.com.au/news/201...r-partnership/

    It is the longest hiring agreement between a stadium and club in rugby league history.

    The Roosters’ NRL and NRLW teams will be integral to the SCG precinct’s next chapter.

    The NSW Government’s redevelopment is under way. The new venue will deliver a world-class sporting experience for fans, teams and players in Australia’s premier city.

    Sydney Roosters Chairman Nick Politis AM spoke on the landmark agreement.

    “These grounds have always been our spiritual home and the binding agreement we’ve signed with the SCG means this will always be our home.

    “We played our first matches here at the old Show Ground, moved to the Sports Ground and then Allianz Stadium.

    “We’ve had some of our most famous moments on the SCG, including the 1974-75 premierships that marked the start of my involvement with the Roosters.

    “Our whole club is excited about what the new stadium will deliver for our members, supporters and players and for rugby league across the board.

    "It cannot happen soon enough.”

    CEO Joe Kelly was also pleased to discuss the 25-year deal.

    “This is a significant announcement for our great club. We believe signing up long-term to what will be a world-class sporting venue is in the best interests of our members and supporters.

    “We have been assured that the public facilities will provide a spectator experience unlike Sydney has ever seen.

    “We look forward to keeping our members and supporters updated throughout the redevelopment."
    Fantastic news, we are safe from the NRL's new playtoy of wanting to relocate a Sydney club.....or two.

  • #2
    Not that I think we are at any risk of relocation, but this agreement doesn't make us safe in isolation. We have signed an agreement with the SCG Trust, this is unrelated to the NRL. The Bears also signed an agreement to play in Gosford.
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    • #3
      What a shame I really wanted to move to Homebush.

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      • #4
        I got a bit worried when I saw the heading ….I thought we were playing at the SCG for the next 25 years

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        • #5
          Do you think old mate Daley will get an invite to the Grand opening ? If he does mabye they could give him a seat next to Allan Jones lol.

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          • #6
            Makes no difference to any relocation plans from the NRL.
            If they design the criteria so we have no chance of meeting it then off we go to wherever.

            I don't see them moving the favourite Cronulla or Manly. I think they would rather move us, why move a dud team that won't attract fans in Perth when you can have a team that is the bench mark that can move straight in and attract new fans because they are a sucsessful team.

            I think we are safe from relocation but have a hunch they would love us over in Perth to attract new fans straight away, a team not winning will not do that.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kentucky_Fried_Rooster View Post
              Makes no difference to any relocation plans from the NRL.
              If they design the criteria so we have no chance of meeting it then off we go to wherever.

              I don't see them moving the favourite Cronulla or Manly. I think they would rather move us, why move a dud team that won't attract fans in Perth when you can have a team that is the bench mark that can move straight in and attract new fans because they are a sucsessful team.

              I think we are safe from relocation but have a hunch they would love us over in Perth to attract new fans straight away, a team not winning will not do that.
              If we were moved I doubt we’d be a successful team. For starters who in our team is willing to move to Perth? Adelaide? New Zealand? Brisbane? I doubt most our our current team. I reckon Nick is right in saying relocation is the worst possible decision due to each Sydney clubs individual history. Expansion is the best way forward. Does that mean we split the comp? Relegate? No clue. The NRL can’t keep keep going through this pattern where they mention relocation, then just not talk about it for a while, and dip in and out. Todd Greenberg doesn’t know what he is doing. As for getting rid of our team, why would the NRL just remove a foundation club like us? The only team to play in all years of our competition. That would be dumb. Just expand, and if teams are about to fold then bring the relocation option up for them. Teams as strong as us should still be allowed to play in our current state. We are getting along just fine
              Last edited by QWERTY; 03-27-2019, 12:16 AM.
              "Astroturf? You know who's responsible for that, don't you?! The Jews! Ah, the Jews hate grass. They always have, they always will."

              George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Seinfeld

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              • #8
                Did anyone else notice the distinction made between "members and supporters" in the comments made by both Nick and Joe? As I understand it, becoming is member is nigh on impossible and what is sold as "membership" to such as myself confers actual membership to nothing.

                To the Roosters, call a spade a spade please and don't be disingenuous at best or deceitful at worst.
                "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."

                Thomas Jefferson

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kentucky_Fried_Rooster View Post
                  Makes no difference to any relocation plans from the NRL.
                  If they design the criteria so we have no chance of meeting it then off we go to wherever.

                  I don't see them moving the favourite Cronulla or Manly. I think they would rather move us, why move a dud team that won't attract fans in Perth when you can have a team that is the bench mark that can move straight in and attract new fans because they are a sucsessful team.

                  I think we are safe from relocation but have a hunch they would love us over in Perth to attract new fans straight away, a team not winning will not do that.
                  As long as we have the powerful and wealthy Politis I cant see us being relocated.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by QWERTY View Post

                    If we were moved I doubt we’d be a successful team. For starters who in our team is willing to move to Perth? Adelaide? New Zealand? Brisbane? I doubt most our our current team. I reckon Nick is right in saying relocation is the worst possible decision due to each Sydney clubs individual history. Expansion is the best way forward. Does that mean we split the comp? Relegate? No clue. The NRL can’t keep keep going through this pattern where they mention relocation, then just not talk about it for a while, and dip in and out. Todd Greenberg doesn’t know what he is doing. As for getting rid of our team, why would the NRL just remove a foundation club like us? The only team to play in all years of our competition. That would be dumb. Just expand, and if teams are about to fold then bring the relocation option up for them. Teams as strong as us should still be allowed to play in our current state. We are getting along just fine
                    All other foundation clubs have been lost(west’s,norths,Souths) if we had no politis in the 90s we would been gone or merged with Souths.

                    actually the only thing that saved us from being merged with Souths was that piggins told uncle nick he could shove is “deal” up his ass when it was basically going to be a takeover, not a merge.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by milanja View Post

                      All other foundation clubs have been lost(west’s,norths,Souths) if we had no politis in the 90s we would been gone or merged with Souths.

                      actually the only thing that saved us from being merged with Souths was that piggins told uncle nick he could shove is “deal” up his ass when it was basically going to be a takeover, not a merge.
                      Makes us more relevant to keep as we are the only club to participate in every nrl season. Why ruin that streak?
                      "Astroturf? You know who's responsible for that, don't you?! The Jews! Ah, the Jews hate grass. They always have, they always will."

                      George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Seinfeld

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by QWERTY View Post

                        Makes us more relevant to keep as we are the only club to participate in every nrl season. Why ruin that streak?
                        Probably because in the real scheme of things, there would be very little complaints from the majority of league supporters in us leaving Sydney, nobody has a soft spot for the roosters as they do with other clubs such as parra, Souths or sharks. Nobody cares about us or manly, yet they have the whole north shore, and are more likely than us to stay in their area.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by milanja View Post

                          Probably because in the real scheme of things, there would be very little complaints from the majority of league supporters in us leaving Sydney, nobody has a soft spot for the roosters as they do with other clubs such as parra, Souths or sharks. Nobody cares about us or manly, yet they have the whole north shore, and are more likely than us to stay in their area.
                          We have a lot of supporters though. 2018 gf showed that. Most of the stadium was filled up by us. I just think that a lot of roosters supporters are lazy and don’t translate going for the roosters to being members. Admittedly, this is why such teams like the sharks and Rabbitohs are liked more by supporters of other clubs. It’s all the Rabbitohs fault, stealing our junior areas for no apparent reason. We are a club perceived as one which steals other teams juniors for the sake of it. We are a misunderstood club
                          "Astroturf? You know who's responsible for that, don't you?! The Jews! Ah, the Jews hate grass. They always have, they always will."

                          George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Seinfeld

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                          • #14
                            Not messing around with the demolition of Allianz, kind of sad to see the ground ripped apart, so many great memories there.

                            https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl...03bb062208e2c8
                            Last edited by fletch; 04-10-2019, 03:12 PM.

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                            • #15
                              I’m glad to see it ripped down - I always felt so unsafe there.

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