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Eels make the move - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Fri, 19 Oct 2007 08:46:00 GMT
Parramatta have come under fire after becoming the fifth NRL club to call Telstra Stadium their home next season by switching two of their home games from Parramatta Stadium.

The Eels will play both St George-Illawarra and long-time arch-rivals Canterbury at the Olympic Venue in 2008.

However not all of their long-time supporters are chuffed about the result.

“Why give away a home-ground advantage, especially to two of our massive rivals?” Anthony Brogan of Botany told the Daily Telegraph.

“That decision could cost us a semi-final or a top-four spot. I’m not impressed at all.”

Eels CEO Denis Fitzgerald could hardly hide his delight at the move.

“It is a great opportunity for the club,” the proud Chief Executive said.

“The capacity of Telstra Stadium is four times that of Parramatta Stadium and gives us a great chance to play in front of big crowds.”

The move also allows all general seating ticket holders to see video referee decisions on the big screen.

In recent years advertising billboards on the Hill at the Northern End of Parramatta Stadium have blocked the view of the video replay screen for some fans. - Read More, Here