ARLC Chairman Peter V'landys remains hopeful that capped crowds could be introduced to NRL games from July 1 onwards, though clearance from the government will not be easy to obtain.
As the NRL readies itself for its May 28 restart after being struck down by COVID-19, ARLC chairman Peter V'landys is eager to get crowds back into the stands by July 1st.
"We're on the moon, we're looking for Mars now", V'landys told Sydney Morning Herald.
"The next test for us is once they relax the measures, we want to see in the next three weeks if the infection rate is altered in any fashion.
"If it hasn't, we'll be pushing very hard for crowds... capped crowds."
Though the possibility of reopening stadiums to limited spectators will be dependent on government officials and medical experts according to health minister Greg Hunt.
"We’ll be guided by the medical expert panel," Hunt said.
"There is a process which has been set up with the states and the medical expert panel to review all of the professional sports.
"And they will make judgements fear or favour. They won’t make judgements on economic imperatives or anything. Our goal is to get Australians back to as much normality as possible as soon as possible, but our guideline is to do it safely."
Both state governments of NSW and Queensland have stated that they are open for discussions about the matter but in due time.
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian said that her government have other areas they need to focus on for the time being.
"It’s up to organisations to consider their options but certainly we’re not in that space yet," Berejiklian said.
"We’re working our way through the list, and that’s not on the list yet."
NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant further explained that there are concerns on mass gatherings.
"We’re very keen to work with all organisations on how to establish a COVID-safe environment," Chant said.
"We don’t want mingling of groups that normally do not mingle. That is the reason we have limited the bookings to 10 [in restaurants], so you don’t have larger-scale interactions.
"We are vigilant and monitoring but, as the premier said, we are considering every organisation’s need and are happy to work with them."
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk seemed open to the possibility of limited crowds though remained cautious like her NSW counterpart.
"In July, I think the road map says gatherings of 100 people,” Palaszcuk said.
"But they can submit a plan and, of course, we will take it each month as it comes."