NRL Chief Executive, Todd Greenberg has welcomed the announcement by the New South Wales Government that works for the Sydney Football Stadium have been approved and a contract for demolition and construction has been awarded.
Mr Greenberg said the new Sydney Football Stadium and redevelopment of ANZ Stadium would revolutionise the entertainment landscape of Sydney and ensure that the city has the ability to attract world-class sporting and entertainment events, including Rugby League matches.
He said the NRL has a Memorandum of Understanding with the New South Wales Government to keep the Grand Final and a State of Origin match in Sydney for the next 25 years if the Sydney stadia network is built.
"Today is another crucial step in delivering that agreement," Mr Greenberg said.
"Our fans deserve the very best facilities to enjoy Rugby League live and the Sydney stadia rebuilds will deliver this.
"I look forward to following progress and like thousands of our fans, I look forward to sitting in the crowd at a brand new Sydney Football Stadium."