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Re: NRL EXPANSION

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The push from one of the bids was to to secure the western growth area from the AFL “intrusion”. Looks like they have gone for securing the north of Brisbane which I think is a wise and achievable move. I think dolphins being financially secure and having a history also important factors. Think the dolphins will have a lot of support and be successful quickly. It’s certainly a differing approach to the AFL expansion but quite like the Fortification approach … sure up traditional areas maybe first then look at expanding.


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truthbomber wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:11 am
leeroy*NRL* wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:48 pm QUOTE>> ANDREW ABDO>> quality of these 3 bids each of them could of qualified and ran an NRL team
so we were spoiled for choice,

we are open minded, this does not necessary mean 18th team would be from QLD

we will look national and NZ before making a decision..

18th team could be in next cycle of tv rights (2023 - 2027) but no decision yet.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/10/13/dol ... -nrl-team/
yeah
invite bids etc around mid 2026
do their due diligence & announce the team at the end of 2026 to enter the comp for the 2028 season & the new media rights deal.

Brisb 3.. maybe 2 bids from here
NZ2
Perth

would be the contenders
i think you are pretty much spot on...
and during the Middle of that, NRL will expand Women's.


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Fred wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:49 am The push from one of the bids was to to secure the western growth area from the AFL “intrusion”. Looks like they have gone for securing the north of Brisbane which I think is a wise and achievable move. I think dolphins being financially secure and having a history also important factors. Think the dolphins will have a lot of support and be successful quickly. It’s certainly a differing approach to the AFL expansion but quite like the Fortification approach … sure up traditional areas maybe first then look at expanding.
It is a smart Move,
Securing the North of Brisbane

Moreton Bay region in Sunshine coast and SEQ
it also aligns 3 QLD Feeder Clubs with the Dolphins.

Brisbane West is like Sydney's West, NRL Stronghold.

(i think it really is not much different to the AFL) think about it, there is 1 team in Brisbane... it would be like the AFL adding Port in 1997
Brisbane is under represented, quite alot..


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https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/10/13/yea ... s-nrl-bid/

Interesting Video from the Dolphins Press conference yesterday..

Plans are on the way, to Redesign Redcliffe Stadium with a new Stand
and also Moving Leagues Club to other side where available land is free
increasing capacity of stadium..
colours and designs should be available of the coming weeks.

Also should be noted Dolphins own 11 hectares of land in Redcliffe. $$$


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