Victorian NRL and AFL fans will be banned from attending games in NSW, NSW health minister Brad Hazzard says.
Hazzard says only non-Victorians will be allowed into games of both codes in NSW, amid concerns over the spike in coronavirus cases in Victoria.
NSW stadiums with a capacity of more than 40,000 people can host up to 10,000 fans at AFL and NRL games from July 1.
But Hazzard said Victorian residents would be barred from purchasing tickets in a move agreed by hierarchy of both codes.
Hazzard said he would “leave it to (AFL and NRL heads) to explain” the details.
“They have actually put in place measures immediately and confirmed to me … that they have the measures in place,” Hazzard told reporters on Thursday.
“And we’re quite satisfied they can make sure that supporters from Melbourne and Victoria are not coming to our games.
“They’re not getting tickets, that’s the simple answer.
“They (the AFL and NRL) have satisfied me they have made all necessary measures and steps to ensure people who will be entering the stadium will be people who are from Sydney.”
Comment was being sought from the AFL and NRL.