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NRL make $1m Monday night investment

27/03/2010 08:57:54 PM Comments (0)

The NRL will pay clubs $40,000 for hosting Monday night matches in a move designed to help increase attendances for the final game of the weekly round.

The $1 million investment was announced on Saturday, and the NRL said the money will be used to support promotion of matches and off-set some of the challenges clubs face attracting crowds for the fixtures.

"Monday Night Football has become an important part of the week for all fans but there is no doubt that it presents some challenges at times in terms of scheduling for clubs," said NRL chief executive David Gallop in a statement.

"Monday night attracts a different fan base from some of our other timeslots and, while the crowds have been encouraging, we have always recognised that it is a long term proposition to consistently deliver crowd averages as strong as those on Friday night, Saturday night or Sunday afternoon.

"The extra investment in Monday night football is a reminder of the commitment we have to the timeslot and to the clubs who play such a role in its success."

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