Rugby League fans will enjoy a new era of world class sporting facilities in Sydney under the $1 billion-plus stadia program announced today by the NSW Government.

CEO Dave Smith said the package was a victory for fans, players and the NSW economy.

He said fans and players would enjoy a new level of comfort and convenience in the stadiums.

Business and the NSW economy will also benefit from the additional sporting and other major events attracted by the venues.

“This is a fantastic result for Rugby League and especially the fans who deserve world class facilities,” Mr Smith said.

“This is the biggest investment in Rugby League infrastructure in the game’s history.

“The NRL has worked closely with the NSW Government over many months to secure better facilities for fans – and this is just what we need.

“It means we will have a world class stadium at Parramatta – right in the heart of western Sydney.

“This is an ideal site, close to transport, restaurants, bars and other services.

“We will also have a modern stadium, purpose built for Rugby League, at Moore Park and an upgrade of Stadium Australia.

“Sydney has been crying out for quality sporting venues – and now we are going to get them.”