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Dragons confirm home game split
Following the much anticipated formal advice by the Minister for the Illawarra, Greg Pearce, that a remediation timetable has been confirmed and work has commenced on WIN Stadium's Western Grandstand, the St George Illawarra Dragons on Monday confirmed the Club's home venue schedule for the 2012 season.
The NSW Government and Illawarra Venues Authority (IVA) have committed to the Dragons that WIN Stadium will be available and complete to host six NRL games at the back end of the 2012 NRL season, with remediation works scheduled to be completed by June 2012.
The well documented issues of the roof structure at WIN Stadium have been an ongoing concern since winds severely damaged the structure on Tuesday, September 20 last year, and today's announcement by Minister Pearce ends months of uncertainty and speculation.
"The Club is very pleased the NSW Government has resolved this very complex matter for all stakeholders involved and I thank and congratulate the Minister of the Illawarra, Greg Pearce, and the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Graham Annesley, for their efforts and diligence", said Peter Doust, St George Illawarra Dragons CEO.