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Tigers head back to traditional homes

28/10/2009 07:39:13 PM Comments (0)

The Wests Tigers will play more NRL games at their traditional home grounds at Leichhardt and Campbelltown in 2010.

The Tigers will play four games each at both Leichhardt Oval and Campbelltown Sports Stadium, increasing both grounds' number of home games from three this year.

Three home games will also be played at the Sydney Football Stadium, while the clash against cross-city rivals South Sydney will again be hosted by the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Leichhardt and Campbelltown are undergoing redevelopment work during the off-season, Tigers chief executive Stephen Humphreys said.

"Over the past four seasons, Wests Tigers have enjoyed the largest support in the Sydney region and the upgrade of our stadiums will provide members with more modern and comfortable facilities," he said in a statement.

The Tigers needed to re-negotiate their deal with the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust after playing six matches at its venues in 2009.

"It is very important to the on-going financial health of Wests Tigers to schedule three specific games at the Sydney Football Stadium and one at the Sydney Cricket Ground," Humphreys said.

"However, we do see the benefits of scheduling more games at our traditional venues.

"We have listened to our members and feel with the latest change we have achieved the right balance.

"Realistically, moving matches back to the traditional grounds is increasing our commercial risk but we are confident this is the right approach."

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