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Storm Update on Vegas

Melbourne Storm has advised the NRL it would not participate in the opening round of the 2025 season in Las Vegas.

Storm had expressed interest in being involved in the 2025 fixture but having reviewed the proposed terms and conditions provided by the NRL and considered all other factors, the club has instead decided to focus on its preparation closer to home.

“We are always looking at new ways to help grow our Club and the game more broadly,” Storm CEO, Justin Rodski, said.

“While we are supportive of the NRL’s vision for growth and expansion internationally, the time is not right for Storm to head to Vegas in 2025.”

“Having played two trial matches away from Victoria in 2024, including the ground-breaking trial match in Fiji, the Club will concentrate efforts on its local members, fans and participants.

“We are more than happy to discuss future opportunities with the NRL, whether that is in Vegas, Fiji or other markets where there is opportunity for the game to grow and for the Storm to be involved.”  

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.