Lottoland cleared for NRL matches after asbestos scare

Lottoland cleared for NRL matches after asbestos scare

Manly Sea Eagles have been confirmed to play their home final against the Cronulla Sharks at Lottoland despite areas of the ground testing positive to trace amounts of asbestos.

The stadium management were given until Monday evening to find a solution to ensure the game goes ahead, and the NRL have accepted a report from the Northen Beaches Council declaring the venue safe.

“Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of both our players and members of the public at each and every match,’‘ NRL boss Todd Greenberg said.

“Council has shown us a detailed plan which removes all risk and ensures no threat to public safety.

“On that basis, we have granted approval for the match to remain at Lottoland.”

Manly have used the ground has their home stadium since entering the NRL in 1947, but Greenberg believes fans haven’t been exposed to the asbestos.

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