NRL announce Magic Round in 2019

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  1. rhugh89

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    NRL Brisbane Magic Round to be staged in 2019 at Suncorp Stadium


    NRL.com
    Sun 17 Jun 2018, 12:01 AM



    All 16 Telstra Premiership clubs will play at Suncorp Stadium over three frenetic days next season as part of NRL Brisbane Magic Round.

    NRL Brisbane Magic Round will be played over the course of Friday night, Saturday and Sunday - from May 17-19 - in partnership with the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council.

    NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said NRL Brisbane Magic Round would be an exciting first for the code.

    "This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our game and create a festival-like occasion for a premiership round," Greenberg said.

    "We have seen the success of our doubleheaders in recent years, but this takes the concept to another level.

    "There are enormous benefits to a full round in the one location.

    "Obviously, there will be significant exposure for such a unique round and it will be a wonderful promotion for all our clubs.

    "We're extremely grateful for the support of the clubs, the Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council, Suncorp Stadium, and our broadcast partners Nine and Fox Sports who have provided unwavering support to ensure this initiative became a reality.

    "We'd expect the people of Brisbane to support the festival nature of what will be a wonderful spectacle for rugby league and their city."

    Clubs will undertake community engagement initiatives in the lead-up to NRL Brisbane Magic Round, including school programs, junior development and participation programs, coaching and training development and other community activities.

    Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the fact that Brisbane was chosen to host the inaugural Magic Round demonstrated the city's reputation for staging major events.

    "Major events support our local economy and create jobs right across Brisbane with their economic impact expected to rise to a record $165 million this financial year," he said.

    "Brisbane will be in the sporting spotlight once again when all 16 NRL teams play a round in the one venue and is set to attract thousands of visitors to fill our hotel rooms and boost our local economy."

    England's Super League competition has held a Magic Weekend for the past decade, with matches generally played over two days at cities including Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle.

    The full schedule for NRL Brisbane Magic Round will be announced through the release of the 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership draw later this year.

    Fans are encouraged to register their interest in NRL Brisbane Magic Round at www.nrl.com/waitlist


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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Exciting's rear end.

    Hope we do not lose a home ground advantage to this Turdburg BS!!
     
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    What a crap idea, the NRL needs to get off Brisbane’s ****.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It should be in Sydney, but it's a wonderful concept.
    Governments kick in a lot of money because these events get people travelling and generate mega sports tourism dollars.
    It has been very successful in the ESL, with governments bidding big dollars to to put it on in non league cities like Manchester and Newcastle and fans travelling to make it into a real celebration of the sport.

    Funnily, it all started in America with the League comp there stealing the concept from other sports and putting on what they called "War at the Shore" weekend where all the teams in the US comp played at the NEW Jersey shore on the one weekend and every US league fan got to interact.

    The poms borrowed the concept, and it's become one of the highlights of their season now, with all the fanatical fans making a weekend of it every year.
     
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    Stop being so negative guys, Brisbane has a great stadium & the biggest crowds in the game, so why not? It will generate a lot of interest & money.
     
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    Good concept. We better not have a home game taken off us though.
     
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    Greenburg is the worst thing to happen to this game since super league constantly fails every test of leadership and bereft of any intergrity. If we lose a home game for this crap when we actually can pull a crowd it will be ridiculous.
     
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    I'm not a fan and see no benefit for my team, worked in England because it doesn't take 2 days to drive there from where most clubs are located. No thanks if I want to go to Brisbane to watch footy I will wait till I can afford to go to an origin game
     

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