Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that ANZ Stadium will become one of the Club's Stadium partners for home games from 2014 onwards.
The initial agreement is for 10 years and will see a minimum of four home games per season played at the Sydney Olympic Park venue.
ANZ Stadium is one of the nation’s premier venues and will play an important role in the success of the Wests Tigers in years to come.
The deal between ANZ Stadium and Wests Tigers will not only provide the Club with access to some of the nation’s best facilities but has also given the Wests Tigers an exceptionally strong commercial base.
An important factor in the decision to play home games at ANZ Stadium are the benefits it will provide to Wests Tigers Members, which will be announced over the coming week along with details of 2014 packages.
Wests Tigers CEO Grant Mayer said the move to ANZ Stadium was a step in the right direction for the Club.
“This is a very important relationship for the Wests Tigers and we are justifiably thrilled to be moving to ANZ Stadium," Mayer said.
"Geographically, Sydney Olympic Park is the gateway to Western Sydney and is the home to many of our faithful supporters and Members.
“The State Government now has a clear vision of the role major stadiums will play in Sydney and we are excited about plans that have been developed for the Stadium and Sydney Olympic Park.
"The Stadium holds fond memories for this club and we are genuinely excited about the move.
“When making a long-term decision like this, the club consults broadly and obviously ensures that the deals give immediate commercial strength and longer term appeal for all our stakeholders. Put simply, the Wests Tigers will be stronger for this decision.”
ANZ Stadium Managing Director Daryl Kerry said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host some of the Wests Tigers’ major home games from next year.
“The length of the agreement gives us the opportunity to invest time and energy into helping the Tigers build their home crowds and develop a Membership model for the future.
“Wests Tigers are one of Sydney’s great clubs. They are a big brand with a huge supporter base and they are on the verge of exciting times with so many outstanding young players coming through.
“The NRL is working hard to get the big Sydney games in the right venues so the game can grow, as evidenced by the record NRL crowd achieved last Friday night.
“We look forward to working with the Wests Tigers and welcoming their fans from 2014.”