There’ll be a few beers consumed at this weekend’s league double header.
And footy fans at Suncorp are in for an extra treat, with brand new big screens installed.
Megan Dennis reports.
Now every seat at Suncorp Stadium is almost the best in the house thanks to LED screens at both ends of the ground.
Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni believes the investment will reinforce Suncorp’s reputation as one of the world’s best rectangular playing fields.
Mick de Brenni Qld Minister for Sport: “This returns Suncorp stadium to its rightful position as the premiere sporting stadium in Australia.”
And former Broncos player Jharal Yow Yeh says it’s a great thing for players and fans alike.
Jharal Yow Yeh, Former Broncos player: “For our fans at Suncorp Stadium, the best of the best is what we deserve.”
These new screens are 167 square metres of high definition viewing.
They cost $7 million and are ready ahead of schedule for the upcoming State of Origin.
And there’s more cash for up-and-coming players, in the form of $1.3 million in funding for the grassroots clubs.
Clubs can apply for the Footy Facilities Fund to help with jerseys, facilities and behind the scenes work.
Jharal Yow Yeh, Former Broncos player: “Sometimes it’s really hard for junior rugby league to, you know, get these funds and push for kids’ jerseys or whatever they need.”
Suncorp will host the NRL double header clash on Saturday, with the Broncos versus Sea Eagles and Titans versus Storm.
Megan Dennis, QUT News.