The NRL has taken the heat for the lack of competition for the opening round of the AFL grand final.
The league has been hit hard by the lockout and is yet to find a venue for the clash.
But the Cowboys are already looking ahead to the grand final, with the possibility of a new venue.
They’ve already announced plans to build an indoor facility at Etihad Stadium.
And there are still two major issues to solve to keep the competition alive.
First, the NRL can’t put the two teams together.
The AFL is currently run by the AFL’s parent company, Melbourne City, and while they can share the playing field and field location, there is a huge disparity in the playing areas.
So the Cowboys have been searching for a venue that will allow them to play games at Etuvra, which will also be part of the existing Adelaide Oval complex.
But it is also likely the Cowboys will have to move their season from the Cowboys Stadium to an AFL venue.
They’ve announced plans for a new $1 billion stadium on the Gold Coast, and a new stadium to replace the one built in Perth.
It will be a venue with a capacity of 10,000, and will also host a new round of footy, with new teams joining the AFL in the next few years.
That means a grand final game could be held at the newly built, AFL-branded venue.
That will be more difficult than it looks for the Cowboys, who are currently playing at the Etuvas new facility, and there’s not a great deal of competition in the competition at the moment.
The only team that could potentially have a real chance at the grand last would be the Western Bulldogs, who have an indoor venue and are currently in the finals.
But the NRL also has a lot of money on the table, and has put the $1.3 billion figure out there.
I don’t think the Cowboys should get into the race to host the grand finals.
They’ve already been in the race for a long time.
You’ve seen it over the last six months.
I don’t want them to go anywhere near that again.
The NRL would be foolish to put their foot down on this issue.
The Cowboys have made the right decision.