Rugby

Sharks will stay at Kings Park in 2017

2016-10-28 11:11
Kings Park (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kings Park will remain the home of the Sharks in 2017. 

There had been suggestions that the Durban-based franchise was plotting a relocation to Moses Mabhida Stadium as early as next season, but on Friday it was confirmed that no movement would take place in 2017. 

In April, the Sharks sent out a release saying that they were in talks with the eThekwini Municipality and discussing the possibility of moving matches to the 2010 FIFA World Cup venue as early as next year. 

But now it seems that will not happen. 

"There are no immediate plans to move to Moses Mabhida Stadium," Sharks spokesperson Novashni Chetty told Sport24.

"As stated previously, we merely started to engage with the City and at at no stage was it announced that we were definitely going to move in 2017.

"A decision on whether or not to move can and will only be taken if it's in the best interests of the Sharks and their loyal stakeholders. 

"We always mentioned that all our stakeholders would be approached and engaged with before any decisions are made.

"No such process has commenced, hence Growthpoint Kings Park will remain our home."

Back in April, then-CEO John Smit had expressed excitement at the future prospects of playing matches at Moses Mabhida. 

Smit has since left the Sharks and has been replaced by former another former Springbok captain in Gary Teichmann. 

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