THE Fiji Rugby Union is searching for an ideal location to build its own stadium.
And despite the challenges of trying to secure sponsors, FRU president Ratu Isikeli Tasere said having their own stadium would breathe new life into Fiji rugby.
He said they would request the International Rugby Board to assist them in the project.
"We are planning to build a new stadium sometime in the future," he told Times Sport.
"We still have to sit down and discuss about that. It is our long-term plan and we are looking forward to making all the necessary arrangements for this project."
Tasere said they were looking at a high capacity IRB international standard stadium and facilities.
"The more people seated at this stadium the better. We want the stadium to be big and it should be owned by FRU. We will be looking to discuss the matter with the IRB so they could help us with the funding," Tasere said.
"Right now we are looking for a piece of land which is big to build the stadium."
The FRU has been using grounds owned by the Fiji Sports Council and municipal councils as rugby venues over the past several years.
"Now we want to make our own. This will benefit Fiji rugby in the long run and I believe this is a long overdue project," Tasere said.
Meanwhile, FRU will have the privilege of hosting international games at the new $20million ANZ stadium in Laucala this season.