Almost 60% of people who undertook a recent poll say they agree with Labor leader Michael Daley in opposing the plan to knock down and rebuild Allianz Stadium at Moore Park.
NRL chief Todd Greenberg has said he will look at moving the grand final interstate if the current stadiums agreement with the state government is torn up, but Mr Daley said he will “not be bullied” by the NRL.
The Herald revealed more than 58 per cent of voters oppose or strongly oppose Gladys Berejiklian’s stadium policy, which includes knocking down Allianz.
Only 36 per cent of people polled said they strongly supported or supported the government building new stadiums in Sydney, with 4 per cent undecided.
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— Michael Daley (@michaeldaleyMP) November 27, 2018
Mr Daley says the state election would be a referendum on stadiums and issued an ultimatum if Allianz was demolished before March, that he would not spend the $700 million set aside to rebuild it.
“If Todd Greenberg and his mates decide to take the Grand Final out of Sydney then it is on him,” Mr Daley told the Herald.
“They are going to have to explain to their loyal NSW fans why they are taking the game out of the state.”
“The NRL are saying that if they don’t get a new stadium at Moore Park then they will take the Grand Final away but they don’t even play it at Moore Park. How on earth do they think people are going to fall for such a stupid argument,” he said.