Cronulla scores $9.6 million upgrade

The Cronulla Sharks rugby league club has scooped $9.6 million from the federal government to upgrade its stadium and facilities in southern Sydney.

Treasurer Peter Costello, who is the Sharks number two supporter, made the funding announcement today as he visited the club's ground, Toyota Park, at Taren Point. Mr Costello chatted with members of the Sharks while touring the ground ahead of a meeting with club officials.

He said the money would be used to upgrade the club's facilities and improve disability access. Function rooms, extra parking facilities and new ticketing booths are all part of the upgrade plans for the club's stadium. "In order for the stadium to be complying with disability requirements and building controls it needs a huge upgrade," Mr Costello said.