First long-term deal for new Sydney Stadium

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The Sydney Football Stadium is finally being demolished after NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s election victory, and its replacement has now signed its first long-term tenants.

The Sydney Roosters today signed a 25-year deal to play at the new $750 million stadium at Moore Park, to be operated by the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust.

“We’ve always belonged in this area. We’ve been around here since 1913 at the football ground, next door for 30 years, and before that the sports ground and before that here at the Cricket Ground,” Roosters chairman Nick Politis said today.

One of the club’s stars, Luke Keary, told 9News today the players are excited to take to the field in the new stadium.

“We do a lot of history and (Roosters coach Trent Robinson) loves that stuff, so we’ve learnt a lot about this ground and the SFS over there and who’s played there” he said.

“It’ll be good to add another chapter to the book.”

SCG Trust chairman Tony Shepherd said the new stadium represents the opportunity for Sydney to internationalise its event capacity, and praised the deal with the Roosters.

“This is what Australia’s premier city needs,” he said.

“This will create a string of stadiums now in Sydney. We can do world events.

“In these days of ‘Married at First Sight’, this is great to have a relationship that goes on for over 100 years.”

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