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Fans have rallied to secure a final leg of the NRL Auckland Nines until next year, even though the game has been scaled back.
Auckland’s O2 Arena, the city’s second biggest indoor stadium, has been used as the venue for all of the four last round finals, but the venue was sold out for the final leg in Auckland.
There was also anger among supporters when Auckland Warriors coach Anthony Griffin was forced to step down from his position in Auckland because it was clear he did not want to be involved with the season-long series.
The NRL have agreed to host the game next year but that will mean players and team management and the general public won’t be able to get tickets or watch live.
It is understood the team are looking for an alternative home venue.
Mr Palmer, who owns a restauran청주출장마사지t in Christchurch, is scheduled to hold a press conference at 12.30pm on Tuesday to outline the plans for the NRL Auckland Nines.
He is expected to say it will move back to an indoor venue next season, including at some point next year.
The Canterbury-based owner also confirmed earlier this week that the NRL had dropped the proposal to expand the Auckland Nines to eight games for this sea안산출장마사지마사지 후기son.
The NRL can ask the competition to expand the Auckland Nines on a case-by-case basis for a bigger venue and he said a decision would be made in the coming days.
NZ Sports is currently seeking a new venue for the league next season and Mr Palmer has said he wants to hold the NRL series at a third level stadium that was not at large at Super League’s Auckland Nines in 2013.
The Auckland Nines had been a key part of the league’s여수출장샵마사지 후기 financial lifecycle as many teams had spent large amounts of capital to upgrade their venues.
More than 100 NRL clubs have gone to a third or higher level, including seven who have never played at an NRL venue prior to 2013.
The last event, the NRL Auckland Nines, was staged at the historic Tenterfield stadium in November 2010 and was attended by more than 1,600 people.
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