North Coast football president Peter Rowe believes Newcastle Jets would be suited to play some home games in Coffs Harbour.
Last weekend, the Jets rescheduled a match to Port Macquarie because of pitch issues at EnergyAustralia Stadium, but Rowe said Coffs Harbour would be a great place for the Jets to stretch their reach to Northern New South Wales.
“They see us as part of ‘home’ territory through Northern NSW Football and have invited us to a seat on the board,” he revealed to the Coffs Coast Advocate.
“Because the A-League remains so intimate the crowds we can bring are very attractive to them, especially if their own home ground problems persist.”
Rowe added that the current war the Jets were having with National Rugby League club Newcastle Knights could play into the hands of regional areas.
“They are trying to resolve their issues but with the ground owned by the State Government, leased to the Knights, who sub-lease some elements to the Jets,” he added.
“Now the Jets have the view they don’t get a fair deal and unless a new bargain can be struck, I can see them take three or four games on the road which would open the gate to us in Coffs Harbour.”