The Sydney Roosters and SCG Trust are continuing to work closely with the NRL and NSW Government on the return of Roosters games to the Sydney Cricket Ground following relaxed restrictions for organised mass gathering.
As part of an industry-wide strategy, the SCG have joined the Live Entertainment Industry Forum (LEIF) which will ensure the safe return of crowds at venues with capacities of greater than 40,000 spectators.
LEIF Chairman James Sutherland said: “We welcome the Federal Government’s encouraging decision to enable the re-opening of live entertainment and sport. This is a great first step to bring back fans and bring back jobs to an industry that has been on its knees for more than three months.
"COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on millions of Australians and live events play a crucial role in the nation’s mental wellbeing, bringing people together to share and enjoy sport, music and the arts. It is part of the Australian way of life.
“More than 50 organisations have contributed experts to LEIF’s working groups. We are united in our commitment to ensure that the needs of each State & Territory Government and each event are met and that fans, performers, athletes, staff and the public are kept safe.
"We are working with Governments across Australia and stand ready to respond and adapt our approach based on circumstances. The majority of our members’ events are ticketed and seated.”
The SCG is currently planning for crowds of up to 10,000 from July with comprehensive, flexible and risk-management strategies in place to ensure live events can return safely.