Away from the action, Eels fans celebrate a try during the NRL Round 3 match between Brisbane and Parramatta on Thursday. Picture: James Gourley/AAP
Away from the action, Eels fans celebrate a try during the NRL Round 3 match between Brisbane and Parramatta on Thursday. Picture: James Gourley/AAP

NRL clears first hurdle for fans' return

NRL fans are one step closer to returning to the footy with news that government have green-lit the first step of allowing fans back into grounds.

NRL clubs will be allowed to have patrons in corporate boxes at matches in NSW stadiums from next weekend.

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The State Government ruling brings stadiums into line with the pubs and clubs, who can have up to 50 people per room at the ratio of one person per four square metres.

"We're very pleased the government have corrected the anomaly, because this was allowed in pubs, clubs and racecourses but not sports stadiums," ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys told AAP.

The cardboard cutouts may have some company.
The cardboard cutouts may have some company.

Once again V'landys appears to be right on the button as he pushes for bigger crowds to return from July 1.

with AAP

Originally published as NRL clears first hurdle for fans return

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