Mayor Tate urges Titans to stay on the Coast

The Gold Coast Council has doubled its offer to buy CBUS stadium, with Mayor Tom Tate putting $2 on the table.

The comments come as speculation swirls around whether the Titans will continue to play at the stadium in Robina.

Currently, the Gold Coast NRL side is charged exorbitant prices by Stadiums Queensland and Titans bosses have been looking at other venues to host NRL games.


Mayor Tate said he’d be at the Titans home games, even if they’re in Redcliffe.

He added Stadiums Queensland needed to operate with some sense.

“I wish Stadiums Queensland would pull their head in,” he said.

“If the Titans move away, that’s their only clientele. They need to meet the market, do the deal and keep them at CBUS.”

The land which CBUS stadium is on was originally purchased by the Gold Coast City Council for $20 million and given to the State Government.

Mayor Tate has previously written to Stadiums Queensland offering to buy the ground back for $1, he says he’s happy to pay $2 now.

The Council is planning to meet with the Titans to discuss the on-going stadium saga.