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According to CEO Todd Greenberg, according to Coronavirus, NRL games could be played in empty stadiums

Todd Greenberg, CEO of NRL, has refused to rule out games in empty stadiums for fear of the coronavirus.
Greenberg said the season continues as usual, but the NRL may need to take steps to prevent the virus from spreading among its followers.
"We certainly hope not to reach this point, but we will listen to this advice and if we have to act, we will do it," he said.

Most NRL equipment is based in New South Wales, where the virus has spread faster with more than 50 confirmed cases.

The new season begins on Thursday when Parramatta Eels faces Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

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Mr. Greenberg encourages fans to follow the latest government health tips and observe their favorite teams.

"Everyone continues to go to public events, everyone continues to do their normal activities, but if you have the flu or fever, don't go," he said.

The COVID 19 outbreak has significantly disturbed other elite sports leagues.

In Italy, all sports were suspended until at least April 3.

Before the suspension, the Italian Serie A football matches were played behind closed doors.
The game of Italy against England in the Rugby Six Nations Championship this weekend was interrupted, as was the game of the Italians against Ireland in Dublin last weekend.

The coronavirus has also affected Matildas' Olympic qualification campaign, which has caused most games to be postponed or postponed.

The last away game against Vietnam will take place tomorrow night in an empty stadium.

Last year, most NRL games averaged 15,000 spectators, and more than 80,000 fans attended Game III of the home country in Sydney.

Greenberg said that large crowds are something to be careful while the virus is not yet contained.

"As in any industry, we monitor this closely and we have to have some plans if things get worse," he said.

Playing in empty stadiums could cause problems for NRL fans who have already become members of their clubs.

Source / ABC