Where is my credit for making this story up! Brookvale exit: Would the Sea Eagles consider moving here? September 23, 2015 7:55pm By Adam Lucius Could this one day be the home of the Manly Sea Eagles? Locked in a fierce battle with Warringah Council over rentals fees at Brookvale Oval – and with the old ground unlikely to receive the money or development permission needed for an upgrade – the club's answer to their problems could lie just 10km north. That's where Pittwater Rugby Park – or Rat Park as it is known to locals – is situated. The ground, which is home to the Warringah Rats rugby club, would need a massive injection of funds to get it up to NRL standard but the basic infrastructure is in place and the area features plenty of parking and open space for development. And the Sea Eagles are on good terms with Pittwater Council - in stark contrast to the toxic relationship with neighbouring Warringah. Rat Park hosted an NRL trial in February between Manly and Cronulla which attracted a good crowd and gave the Sea Eagles a small but rare match day profit of $25,000. Financially, the trial out-stripped the majority of Manly's home games at Brookvale this year. A move to Pittwater Rugby Park has been suggested by a number of Manly fans but never been discussed officially. But Sea Eagles chairman Scott Penn told Sportal: "Obviously Brookvale Oval is our focus for now but I wouldn't totally rule it (Rat Park) out. "Our trial there was a tremendous success and we were delighted with how accommodating they were. "It was a very pleasant change to be wanted." The Warringah Rats would welcome a ground sharing arrangement if it meant a huge facelift for their home base. "I think that it would be great for both clubs - supporters, sponsors, and players. But it will require a significant amount of capital investment to get the venue viable and suitable for the NRL," Warringah coach Greg Marr said. Pittwater Council's Reserves manager Les Munn agreed. He said of Rat Park: "There's lots of open space and lots of parking and it's on a main bus route. "We've got a good relationship with Manly - they played a trial match here and come up and train occasionally - but we've never considered they'd come up here for a competition game. "A helluva lot of work would have to be done to bring it up to what the NRL want. "You've got to be able to seat 25,000 under cover and a huge amount of money would have to be put into it, but at this stage it's never been discussed or mentioned as a possible alternate venue."