The once premier rugby league venue for the country has undergone extensive redevelopment over the past couple of years. The stadium previously known as the Lloyd Robson Oval has been renamed the National Football Stadium.
The stadium comes under a trust called the National Football Stadium Trust.
Unlike the Sir John Guise Stadium which is a multi-sport venue, the National Football Stadium will be exclusively for rugby league and possibly rugby union.
The PNG Hunters will kick off the new facility by hosting the NRL Club Penrith Panthers in a trial match on 6 February.
Following from the trial match, the Hunters are expected to host their home games at this Stadium.
Minister for Sports Justin Tkatchenko in a Facebook posting said that the occasion will also see the Official Opening of the New Class Facility to the public.
The Minister for Sports said that the New National Football Stadium has been modeled around some of the world standard stadiums around Australia and New Zealand and the February 5 match will be a “great opportunity finally for the Rugby League loving people of our country to return to this traditional facility much bigger, better and of a high class and standard“.
Sports fans will now get the opportunity to see exciting rugby league matches from a rugby league specific stadium.