The NRL is hosting its next sporting club meeting at a venue in the northern suburbs, with a plan to have a meeting in 2020.
“We’re going to be meeting at the end of this month,” NRL chief executive Dave Smith said.
“It’s not going to happen next week.
It’s a one-day meeting that we’ll have with a football club and it’s to discuss the future of the game.”
If we can’t get it done this year, we’ll look at the next year.
“Smith said the league was looking at having a meeting with one of the eight sporting clubs in the future.
The NRL is already looking at holding its next season at a sports venue in Hobart, although Smith said the plan was not set in stone.”
The idea is to have it happen, it’s something we’re going through.
But we’re talking about a venue, a venue is something we are looking at.
“That’s the first step of the process and we’re very, very much looking forward to doing that.”
There have been some suggestions the NRL would consider moving to the city.
But Smith said that would be unlikely because of its financial difficulties.
“There are a lot of factors to consider.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what that’s going to cost, what’s going, what are the economic impacts, all that kind of stuff,” he said.
“But it’s not a big investment in the long run.”
“There’s a lot we want to do in Hobarts to be successful, to attract a new market and have a great environment, but we can only do that if we can find a suitable venue.”