Dragons announce new venue initiative
The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced a strategic initiative with the NRL that will stamp key Dragons games as some of the biggest events of the season.
The club's "Right Game, Right Venue" initiative will see the Dragons commit to playing four of their twelve home games (including the existing ANZAC Day game) annually at Sydney's major stadia: Allianz Stadium, the Sydney Cricket Ground and ANZ Stadium, over the next four years.
The Dragons will retain eight home games per season at the traditional venues of WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah and WIN Stadium, Wollongong.
National Rugby League chief executive Dave Smith said the Dragons were taking the opportunity to grow and to ensure the club remained strong in the future:
"They have really thought this through and it is a smart move," said Smith.
"Any change will take some adjustment but they have a clear aim to build a big match atmosphere around the key matches and that is what we all need to work towards.
"At the same time there remains a strong commitment to their traditional venues."
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