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The St.George Leader has confirmed that there will be no St.George-Illawarra home games at OKI Jubilee Stadium until round 13 due to the continued upgrading of the ground.
The first Kogarah match will see the Saints clash with Parramatta in what is expected to be the first night match at the venue since 1999.
Following round 13, the Saints will host another six home games against the Cowboys, Rabbitohs, Bulldogs, Storm, Tigers and Sharks. With Kogarah scheduled to host only five out of twelve home matches next year, a fair allocation of Kogarah home games would be:
Parramatta (round 13)
Souths (round 18)
Bulldogs (round 19)
Tigers (round 24)
Sharks (round 25)
With the completion of the lighting project, the next major redevelopment project at Kogarah is the seating upgrade. However, considering that the Development Application for the installation of permanent tiered seating at the northern and southern ends and the replacement of the existing bench seating was approved by Kogarah Council on 14/02/05, the project planning of the OKI steering committee continues to lag significantly behind reasonable expectations.
While the northern tiered seating is scheduled to go ahead there has been no clarification on when the southern seating is planned. The southern seating is not listed on the Dragons' ground layout of OKI Jubilee Stadium for 2006
The other works scheduled to be completed are the English Street turnstile and additional kiosk and patron amenities.