Joe Pescopo says he “really likes the spectacle” when it comes down to tickets for the NRL season opener against the Cowboys.
Key points:Pescopi says he would “love” to see a new arena built on his property in SydneyThe NSW Government is currently working on a plan to build a new rugby league arena, but Pescampi is “not sold on” itOne of Pescapian’s biggest concerns was the amount of media interest in the game, particularly in Sydney.
He said while the NRL has been a “huge success” for the state, he believes it is not getting the attention it deserves.
“It’s a really difficult thing to sell to the media.
It’s an extremely competitive game, a very tough sport to sell,” he said.”
You’ve got a lot of money at stake, it is a high-pressure sport, you’re a commercial company, you’ve got to deliver for the company, and you’ve also got to make sure the public is involved in that.”
The Cowboys have been heavily criticised in recent years for a lack of infrastructure and support for their players.
Pescampo said he did not have a problem with the Cowboys being criticised for the way they play, but he said the team lacked the resources to be successful.
“I think that the Cowboys are a great team, they have got a great coach, a great staff, they’ve got some of the best players in the world, but there’s not enough infrastructure to keep them up and running,” he told the ABC’s Insiders program.
“We have a really bad reputation for building stadiums, so I think it’s a shame that they’re not getting it right.”
In some ways, I think the fans will like it because it’s the best way to see what it’s all about, and we’re not going to get that exposure that we should.
“He said the Cowboys’ current stadium was “incomplete and poorly designed”, and there were “major problems” in how the NRL approached planning for the facility.”
If you look at the NRL’s current facilities, I would love to see them built up, but I would hate to see one of those structures come down because I think that it’s an inferior stadium,” he added.
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