Paul Lake is campaigning for the Wests Tigers to have at least a semi-final at Campbelltown Stadium after the NRL offered a cash payment to the Tigers to have a final at the SFS instead of Leichhardt or Campbelltown
CAMPBELLTOWN councillor Paul Lake has a proposal to satisfy the appetites of footy-hungry locals starved of their regular live fix. Cr Lake wants the council to provide financial incentives for clubs such as South Sydney Rabbitohs — who are yet to play a game at Campbelltown Stadium since the Wests Tigers merger in 2000 — to bring either a competitive or trial match here. Not only would it be financially beneficial to clubs, but it would also give locals a chance to see players such as Greg Inglis without having to travel into Sydney. “I would be asking council to approach bigger clubs, particularly Souths, to see if they were interested in 2014 or 2015,” Cr Lake said. “I believe there is a very good number of people in the Macarthur region who support Souths. Clubs like Souths, Easts [Sydney Roosters] and Canterbury would attract large crowds.”
Through a spokesman, South Sydney chief executive Shane Richardson said the club was happy with its current stadium deals. Cr Lake said his proposal wasn’t meant to “push the Wests Tigers out”, but to use the Leumeah venue on a more regular basis.
This year the Wests Tigers will play four NRL games and one trial match in total at Campbelltown Stadium. The Western Sydney Wanderers played only one game at the venue last season. Cr Lake said he didn’t think the stadium was being used enough. “Let’s also try to get the Wanderers back out here and utilise it to the maximum for the benefit of the community,” he said.
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