THE National Rugby League has announced that Grand Final Day featuring the historic #BattleOfTheWest NRL Grand Final between Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels and the NRLW Grand Final between Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels has sold out.
The last tickets were sold shortly after the final General Public allocation was released Tuesday morning . . . 5 days ahead of the Grand Final!
With the matches now sold out, both Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers will host live sites for Members and supporters who missed out on tickets to Grand Final Day.
“The Grand Final teams represent the beating heart of rugby league. Clubs that represent modern day Australia. Confident, vibrant and growing communities. Heartland areas that have more kids picking up a football for the first time than ever before,” NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said.
“The demand for tickets has been overwhelming. I would like to thank rugby league fans for their loyalty and support.
“There is much to look forward to this Sunday – a traditional rivalry that has never been played on the NRL Grand Final stage before and an NRLW Grand Final between two teams in just their second Premiership seasons. History will be made.
“We are delighted that Clubs will be celebrating community based live sites for fans.”
Gates will open at Accor Stadium at 1:00pm. Fans are encouraged to use public transport with free public transport (via integrated ticketing) for the event at Accor Stadium.
Fans are encouraged to plan ahead, arrive early in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct and enjoy the NRL State Championship Grand Final between Penrith Panthers and Norths Devils at 1:20pm, the NRL Women’s Telstra Premiership Grand Final at 3:55pm as well as local venues, pubs, restaurants and local parklands.
The NRLW Grand Final will also be honoured with its own Pre-Game Entertainment as powerhouse soul and blues vocalist Mahalia Barnes, Western Sydney’s new queen of hip-hop and RnB, A.GIRL, and Emma Donovan team up to deliver a re-imagining of iconic Aussie classic, The Real Thing.
The NRL Grand Final Pre-Game Show will be headlined by the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll, Jimmy Barnes, with friends including ARIA-winning singer-songwriters Diesel and special guest Josh Teskey, alongside award-winning Indigenous singer-songwriter Emma Donovan.
Eurovision 2022 star Sheldon Riley and Australian hip-hop legends Bliss n Eso (featuring JOY.) will also perform.
Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers will be holding exclusive Live Site Events for Club Members who have missed out on securing a ticket to the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.
NRL Fan Fest will also launch Wednesday in Martin Place, and operate until Friday between 9am and 4:30pm each day. The NRL teams will feature at 12noon on Thursday and NRLW teams at 12noon on Friday. There will be several activations and give-aways for fans.
The NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW.
Details of the live sites are below:
Parramatta Eels Live Site
- CommBank Stadium – Eastern Grandstand
- Gates open from 3:30pm Sunday
- This event will be available via a ticket on Ticketek – Members will receive information on how to access tickets
Penrith Panthers Live Site
- Watch the Grand Final in The Backyard
- Panthers Leagues Club
- Doors open from 1pm
- Tickets will be available here
Getting to the Grand Final:
- From Central, express train services will run every 15 minutes between 1pm and 2pm, then every 10 minutes from 2pm.
- From Penrith, limited-stop train services will run every 15 minutes from 1pm.
- Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will run on all 9 routes from the Hills District, Inner West, North Western Suburbs, Northern Beaches, Southerland Shire and Southern Suburbs.
Getting home from the Grand Final:
- To Central: express services will leave Olympic Park every 6 minutes from 9:30pm until 12:30am.
- To Blacktown: limited-stop services will leave Olympic Park every 6 minutes from 9:30pm until 1am, stopping at Lidcombe, Granville, Parramatta, Westmead, Seven Hills then Blacktown.
- To Penrith: limited-stop services will leave Olympic Park every 15 minutes.
- Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will run on all 9 routes to the Hills District, Inner West, North Western Suburbs, Northern Beaches, Southerland Shire and Southern Suburbs.