Canberra, the capital of Australia, and its people deserve a new stadium. And Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has called on ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr to make it happen.
Stuart's comments came after the coach saw the new Parramatta Stadium for the first time and he liked what he saw.
No doubt his view was helped by the emphatic defensive display of the Green Machine, who thrashed Wests Tigers 28-0 on Friday night.
But it was also helped by the atmosphere created by the band of Raiders fans who made the trip to Sydney's west.
The Viking clap erupted around the stadium in the dying stages of the victory, spurred on by the history the Canberra side was creating on the pitch - as well as it being their first game in the new venue, it was also the first time a Raiders side had kept three clean sheets in an NRL season.
For Stuart there was only one problem with the venue - the view from the dugout isn't very good, so the Canberra coach couldn't take his usual seat on the sidelines and was forced upstairs to the coaches box.
With the light rail now finished, Stuart hoped Barr could turn his attention to building a new stadium in Civic.
The Raiders could get the chance to state their case to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who they've invited to their game against the Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium on Thursday.
"It's a wonderful stadium. It's just magic, first class the way they've designed this and built it," Stuart said.
"I don't know if it's a political thing. I don't know if we've got the money. I don't if the light rail has taken all our money.
"This would put Canberra, the nation's capital, into another level of living - having a stadium such as this quality.
"I really hope that, I think it's Andrew Barr our chief minister who's got to make these decision, I really hope that he does look fondly upon building this fairly soon. Our fans definitely need it.
"The Brumbies, [if] we get a soccer team in Canberra, the Raiders - our fans deserve the comfort and the first-class treatment they get here at this stadium.
"I know Andrew Barr's all about Canberra and I really hope the decision is made that we build this stadium very, very soon because I think we deserve it as this nation's capital."
Stuart was blown away by the atmosphere - the Viking clap, the singing, the chanting.
"That was unbelievable our fans there. It sounded like we were in England at an English soccer game and it was like a home game for us," he said.
"It was the first time we've won since 2003 on a sponsors trip. Our fans that were here tonight, with the Viking clap, with the hum of their singing, it was just an extraordinary feeling and it was really nice to be involved in."
The stadium was less than half full on Friday night, with just 12,585 coming through the turnstiles in the 30,000-seat venue.
But Raiders five-eighth Jack Wighton was still blown away by the noise.
It's been designed at the steepest legal angle to ensure all the fans feel like they're on top of the ground.
"This would be the best thing that could come to Canberra, a stadium like that," Wighton said.
"The best thing about that is you can really feel the fans. It wasn't even close to full and it felt really good. It was a good atmosphere and it's a great stadium, great surface."
NRL ROUND 14
Thursday: Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium, 7.50pm.