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Dragons game ends a successful season of sport at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

29/09/2020

Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah hosted its final game for the season on Sunday 27 September 2020, which saw the St George Illawarra Dragons battle it out on their home ground against the Melbourne Storm.

Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene said that despite COVID-19 presenting unmatched challenges this year, the Netstrata Jubilee Stadium Team was able to quickly adapt to bring 20 COVID Safe events to the venue over 10 weeks.

“As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a ripple effect through every part of our lives, including the way in which we enjoy sport,” said Mayor Greene.

“I would like to thank and congratulate the team at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium for adjusting quickly to the new world, and dedicating countless hours to ensuring that appropriate COVID Safe measures were in place, so that people from the Georges River and beyond could still come together to enjoy their favourite sports.

“Despite the enormous challenges presented by COVID-19, the Stadium hosted 20 major events in the space of 10 weeks across the NRL and Hyundai A League, including the NRL Indigenous round opening match between St George Illawarra Dragons and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

“The Grounds Team ensured the playing surface was maintained at an elite standard for the events, which included a number of back-to-back event days and several overnight changeovers from NRL to Soccer and back to NRL.

“We saw the attendance of 20,000 spectators, and I would also like to express thanks to our attendees for their efforts maintaining physical distancing and following the instructions of our hard working staff,” added Mayor Greene.

COVID Safe measures at the Stadium included the implementation of a COVID Safe Stadium Plan, installing floor markers and physical distancing monitors, screening of all contractors and employees for COVID-19 symptoms, and creating a brand new seating allocation plan that fully complied with State and Federal Government physical distancing requirements.

All NSW Public Health Orders were adhered to, including calculating new stadium capacities to comply with the 4sqm rule and the 25% stadium capacity framework and installing capacity signage. Additional seating options were removed to minimise the risk of any bio-security breaches, and a rigorous cleaning regime was implemented for all events.

For information on Georges River Council, visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au  or call 9330 6400

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