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The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will finish the 2013 season on home soil with the Round 26 match against the Penrith Panthers moved back to Fortress Brookvale.
The game, originally slated for Bluetongue Stadium on the Central Coast, will be played at Brookvale Oval on a date to be fixed.
General Manager, David Perry said the change is a huge boost for players and fans alike.
“This way the team gets to play the last game of the regular season in front of a home crowd on home turf,” Mr Perry said.
The Sea Eagles’ Round 22 home game against the New Zealand Warriors will instead be played at Bluetongue Stadium, allowing Sea Eagles’ Central Coast fans back-toback opportunities to see the team in action.
“We have a big supporter base on the Central Coast and Bluetongue Stadium is a fantastic venue where we’ve already had success this season so we’re hoping for a great crowd.”
“Playing the Warriors up there will also give the players a chance to regain their feel for the ground before playing South Sydney at the same venue the following week,” Mr Perry said.
The Sea Eagles will celebrate Round 26 as Members Recognition Round with a host of activities planned to acknowledge the enormous contribution of our Members.
Further details will be released closer to the date.