“When are we going to see the Roosters have a home game at Allianz Stadium again?”
It’s the question on all our lips – even those who aren’t NRL fans.
After news broke that the firm that knocked down Sydney’s Allianz Stadium refused to rebuild the venue for the amount of money on offer from the NSW government, Sydney-siders were furious that a “perfectly fine” stadium was demolished with no concrete plans.
Subsequently, the New South Wales government is continuing to look for another company to rebuild the stadium after Lendlease rejected its offer.
This morning, Gladys Berejiklian admitted to Jonesy & Amanda that bidding is still “in the process”.
“We’ve got a deal with the NRL with what years we’re playing Grand Finals… obviously we built Parramatta Stadium which is amazing, and then obviously we’re rebuilding Allianz Stadium and upgrading ANZ Stadium at Olympic Park,” she explained.
“So between those venues, we have a schedule with the NRL, and obviously, we’re sticking to that, and in response to that, we get the Grand Final for a couple of decades.”
Unsurprisingly, Allianz Stadium won’t be ready for Grand Final day.
Despite the glacial pace of the project, the Premier did confirm that they have just announced the company building the NSW Art Gallery expansion.
“That project has been on the go for a couple of years,” Berejiklian said.
Hear Gladys Berejiklian’s comments on Allianz Stadium above!