Titans commit to Cbus Super Stadium
The Gold Coast Titans have signed a long-term deal to continue playing their home games at Robina’s Cbus Super Stadium.
The deal reaffirms the NRL club’s commitment to the Gold Coast, with the new agreement with Stadiums Queensland giving the Titans the option to continue playing at the venue until the end of 2027.
Despite speculation in recent years, Titans CEO Steve Mitchell said the club had never contemplated leaving the stadium.
“We were never going anywhere. We're really excited about the future” he said.
In 2018, it was reported the Titans were exploring a long-term strategy to dump Robina due to high rent. It’s believed Stadiums Queensland charged the club $110,000 per game – about four times the price Sydney clubs pay their landlords. There were calls for a new boutique stadium to be built closer to coastline for the club to play at.
Mitchell said the long-term deal at the home venue was a great sign of stability for fans, who had filled the stadium under its COVID-reduced capacity through its five-game winning streak to end 2020.
“We have extended our agreement with Stadiums Queensland which gives us the ability to be here right through to the back end of the next broadcast cycle. For us that's an enormous statement,” he said.
“The Gold Coast is our home… We're very excited about being here for that time, we want to build this venue as a fortress for Justin [Holbrook] and the team. We've got some really big games coming this year that we're looking forward to.”
“In those last five games that we won at the tail end of the year, on capacity at the time under the restrictions with COVID, we sold out those games and we still had waiting lines at the back of that.”
“We're hoping for at least 25,000 at the Broncos game which will be our first home game this year. It's a super exciting piece for us. It talks to our commitment for the Gold Coast and the region.”
The stadium, which opened in 2008, has had some capital works completed over the off-season including works on the seating bowl at the western end, with cement grinding and resurfacing to make it look new again, improved playing surface and new artificial turf around the perimeter of the field.