Wests Tigers’ Round 8 home game against the Penrith Panthers will be played at Bankwest Stadium after the NRL today approved the decision to change venues.
Originally scheduled to be played at Campbelltown Sports Stadium under strict COVID-19 measures, an improvement in those biosecurity measures will now allow for increased crowds to attend sporting events and for alternative home grounds to be used from July 2 onwards.
Having played their first two home matches in front of minimal crowds at Campbelltown Sports Stadium due to COVID-19 restrictions, Wests Tigers will now take on the Panthers at Bankwest Stadium in order to provide significantly greater fan access.
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said the result was a huge benefit for the club’s Members and praised its supporters for their patience over the past few months.
“Being able to play our next home at Bankwest Stadium is a great result for our club because it allows over three times the number of loyal and passionate Members the chance to watch us live for the first time this year,” Pascoe said.
“Our Members have been tremendously supportive and patient throughout this time, and we're incredibly thankful for their ongoing commitment to this club. To be able to welcome many of them to a home game for the first time this season is a great result for all involved and we’re looking forward to having a vocal crowd cheering us on next Saturday.”
Information regarding Member access for Round 8 will be communicated by the club on Monday, June 29. Any Members who have further questions are encouraged to contact the club via firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 8741 3300.
Match: Wests Tigers v Panthers
Round 8 -
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney