The 2019 Sydney Sevens live will be moving to Spotless Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park and it might not be the last time the tournament is held in the west.
Allianz Stadium, which has hosted the event the past three years, is set to be knocked down as part of a NSW Government commitment to rebuild the ground, forcing the location to be shifted.
Other venues, including Newcastle, were considered but the growth of western Sydney, and its location in a capital city, tipped it in the Olympic Park’s favour. hsbc Sydney 7s live stream
Next year is the last in a four-year deal with the NSW Government to host the tournament in Sydney, and it seems that is likely to continue beyond 2019, with western Sydney.
“Certainly we’re talking to the NSW Government about where the best venue options are for them and with Allianz going to be off-track for at least 2-3 years, then it opens up those conversations to have be it Parramatta, be it Spotless Stadium again, so all of those conversations we’re having with the government at the moment,” she said.
Rugby has often been criticised for neglecting the region and the recent axing of Penrith from the Shute Shield has not helped that view, making this move a critical one for Rugby Australia.