The NRL have taken some positive steps in the last few days with the latest initiative being cheap tickets in an effort to get fans back to the games and supporting their teams.
The reduced tickets will only be offered to the Sydney based clubs in the leadup to the finals series and the best deals are for season ticket holders who are planning to watch their team play at an away venue, where they will only be charged a paltry $8 for entry.
Under the new pricing system, a family pass for two adults and two children will cost $35.
"The idea is to give Sydney fans special incentives to come to the games between now and the finals series," NRL chief executive David Gallop said. "We're confident that with lower price ticket offers in place, crowds will pick up again."
The cheap pricing policy will also be in force once the finals arrive with discounst of up to 20% available for this years finals series.
Foxtel has had a major impact on the crowds this year with the Super Saturday format keeping many potential spectators at home as they can watch three lives games back to back.
If the NRL can continue in their pro-active ways, we may well see a positive outcome for the spectators, the NRL and Foxtel. After four seasons, the voice of the fans is finally being heard.