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NRL Grand Final at Accor Stadium

2024 NRL and NRLW Grand Finals to be held at Accor Stadium

The NSW Government has announced that the Government and the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) have reached agreement to host the 2024 NRL and NRLW Grand Finals at Accor Stadium in Sydney on Sunday, 6 October.

The NSW Government and ARLC has provided certainty to rugby league fans across the nation the Grand Final will remain in NSW, the birthplace of the NRL, and will once again fill Australia’s home of sport, Accor Stadium at Olympic Park.

Penrith Panthers celebrate their 2023 Grand Final three peat
2023 NRL Telstra Premiers Penrith Panthers celebrating their historic Premiership three-peat at Accor Stadium [Grant Trouville – NRL Photos]

After an electric start to the season in Las Vegas, the 2024 NRL season is expected to deliver more excitement and entertainment with the Penrith Panthers vying for the first four-peat in the NRL era, and the first since the legendary St. George Dragons team of the 1950’s and 60’s.

With the NRL growing its audience to international markets both in the US and the Asia-Pacific, a new audience of fans are engaging with our code, and with Sydney as the home of the Grand Final.

In securing the NRL Grand Final, Sydney is further cementing its status as the premier destination and major events capital of the Asia-Pacific. In the past year Sydney has hosted the UFC, FIFA Women’s World Cup™, Harry Styles, Foo Fighters, Elton John, Paul McCartney, P!NK and of course Taylor Swift.

NRL Chief Executive Andrew Abdo, ARLC Chairman Peter V'landys and Minister for Sport The Hon Steve Kamper MP
[L-R] NRL Chief Executive Andrew Abdo, ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys and Minister for Sport The Hon Steve Kamper MP

Premier of NSW Chris Minns said:
“NSW is the home of the NRL and there is no better city in the world to host another incredible Grand Final show down.
“The NRL Grand Final is one of our countries greatest annual sporting events and I can’t wait for a whole new generation of footy fans to get to experience it right here in NSW.”

Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham said:
“The NRL Grand Final is a cornerstone event in Australia’s sporting calendar.
“Each year tens of thousands of fans from across the country converge on Sydney to support their teams and community. The NSW Government’s vibrancy reforms support extended trading hours around major events like this.”

Minister for Sport Steve Kamper said:
“The NRL has done a fantastic job in promoting and expanding the game to new markets across the US and Asia-Pacific. As such, we need to make sure we cement Sydney’s legacy as the birthplace and home of rugby league.
“Given the drama of last year’s Grand Final, I am sure we can expect another full house of 82,500 on Grand Final day.”

ARLC Commission Chair Peter V’landys said:
“Confirming the 2024 Grand Final will be held in Sydney provides certainty to NRL clubs, sponsors and broadcasters — but most importantly of all, it’s exciting news for NRL fans.
“The NRL and NRLW premiership seasons will culminate at Accor Stadium on 6 October — and we can’t wait to watch it unfold.”

2023 NRL & NRLW Telstra Premiership Grand Final Accor Stadium

Your Ultimate Guide To NRL & NRLW Grand Final Day At Accor Stadium

A Grand Final for the ages awaits Accor Stadium on Sunday 1 October as the two best teams in season 2023 lock horns as they both try to achieve an historic feat.

The Penrith Panthers are in their fourth successive NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final as they strive to become the first team since Parramatta Eels in 1981-82-83 to win three straight titles.

The Panthers won’t have it all their own way, with thousands of Brisbane fans heading south to see their Broncos in a decider for the first time since 2015 and looking to end a 17-year title drought.

The Newcastle Knights are looking to defend their NRLW Telstra Premiership crown but will have to defeat first time Grand Finalists the Gold Coast Titans, who will be looking to spoil the party and celebrate the Gold Coast’s first-ever Telstra Premiership, men’s or women’s.

Before the two massive Grand Finals, the day will kick off with the State Championship game between NSW Cup winners, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Queensland Cup champions, Brisbane Tigers.

Grand Final Day Schedule:

  • 1.00pm Gates Open
  • 1.20pm State Championship
  • 3.55pm NRLW Telstra Premiership Grand Final kick-off
  • 6.30pm Pre-Match Entertainment
  • 7.30pm NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final kick-off
2022 NRLW & NRL Champions. Top: Newcastle Knights. Bottom: Penrith Panthers.

Your Game Plan:

  • Arrive early! To avoid queues at gates and ensure you don’t miss any of the action, plan to arrive well before kick-off. You can also enjoy pre-game entertainment and soak in the pre-match atmosphere inside and outside the Stadium.
  • The National Rugby League (NRL) has announced that the 2023 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final at Accor Stadium on Sunday (October 1) has SOLD OUT.
  • Return travel is included in match tickets. Find out more in our transport section below!
  • Elevate your experience! Want to see the big game in style? Move fast to lock in your Premium Experience for this historic occasion via Accor Stadium Official Hospitality

Food and Beverage:

Make the most of your Sunday by arriving early and enjoying the wide range of restaurants and bars in the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct or taking advantage of the stadium’s extensive food and beverage outlets. There is something available for every palate, including those with dietary requirements. To explore our full range, click here.

Weather:

  • The Bureau is forecasting a hot and dry NRL Grand Final Day, with a maximum temperature of 36C at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday.
  • Fans are strongly encouraged to bring a hat and be mindful that wear sunscreen should be applied regularly during daylight hours & to drink plenty of water through the day.
  • For the latest forecast, please click here.

Transport to and parking near Accor Stadium:

  • Public transport is the best way to get to the footy, and FREE public transport is included in your ticket! Plan your trip to Accor Stadium using the Transport for NSW tool here.
  • If you must drive, make sure to pre-book parking through the Sydney OIympic Park website before match day. Day of parking is not likely to be available.
  • Parking is selling fast, with some car parks in Sydney Olympic Park already SOLD OUT!

Getting to the Grand Final

  • From Central, express train services will run approximately every 10 minutes from 1pm.
  • From Penrith, limited-stop train services will run every 15 minutes from 12noon.
  • 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.

Please note: if you are planning to use a taxi or ride share service after the game, there will be a number of road closures in place for up to half an hour after full time.

Entry requirements:

  • All bags will be subject to security screening process.
  • To help avoid delays, it’s best to leave your bag at home.
  • On all event days bag sizes are limited to 30x40cm (approximately A3 size).
  • Umbrellas are permitted but for the comfort of other patrons, they should not be opened in the seating bowl.
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought into the stadium. No glass or cans are permitted.
  • For more information on conditions of entry, please click here.

This is it. 80 minutes for eternity. Be here to cheer on the six teams looking to entrench their names in the history books!

NRL Grand Final at Accor Stadium

2023 NRL and NRLW Grand Finals Locked In For Sydney’s Accor Stadium Sunday 1 October

  • The 2023 NRL and NRLW Telstra Premiership Grand Finals will be played at Accor Stadium on Sunday 1 October.
  • Tickets go on sale from Wednesday 2 August to NRL Club Members and NRL Account Holders, and to the General Public from 11am Thursday 3 August.
  • Accor Stadium Members will get access to the Grand Finals as part of their 2023 Accor Stadium Membership. Members will be notified of booking details in coming days.
  • Want to see the Grand Finals in style? Enquire about Premium Experience opportunities here.

NSW Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham, Minister for Sport Steve Kamper, Australian Rugby League Commission Chairman Peter V’landys AM and NRL CEO Andrew Abdo have announced the 2023 NRL and NRLW Telstra Premiership Grand Finals will be played at Accor Stadium on Sunday 1 October.

The ARLC and NSW Government have struck a one-year deal for this year’s Grand Finals, with continuing discussions to take place for matches beyond 2023.

Mr V’landys said it was important to give fans certainty.

“We have worked closely with the NSW Government to reach an agreement for the 2023 Grand Final,” Mr V’landys said.

“We are respectful of the new Labor Government’s priorities at the moment and their focus on the State budget, which is why we have agreed a short-term deal which gives all stakeholders certainty about this year’s Grand Final, and provides all parties the time required to continue discussions about a long-term partnership,” he said.

“I’d like to thank Premier Chris Minns and Ministers Steve Kamper and John Graham who have taken a pragmatic approach to reaching an agreement for this year’s Grand Final. We have a great partnership with the NSW Government and we are grateful for their support of rugby league.”

NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said tickets for the NRL and NRLW Grand Finals would go on sale on August 2.

“The NRL and NRLW Grand Finals represent the pinnacle of the best rugby league competitions in the world,” Mr Abdo said.

“This year’s NRL Premiership has been the closest in decades, delivering the fans the best sports entertainment experience in Australia. The closeness of the competition and unpredictability of results, along with four new teams in an expanded NRLW competition, has given fans of all Clubs an opportunity to see their team on Grand Final day.

“In addition to the Grand Finals at Accor Stadium, we will also have a Fan Festival in Sydney, which will be a great celebration of Rugby League and an opportunity for fans to show their colours and celebrate their team.

2023 NRL and NRLW Grand Finals

“We want to thank the NSW Government for again supporting the NRL and NRLW Grand Finals and working in partnership to deliver a week-long celebration of Rugby League in Sydney.”

NSW Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham said: “We all love a Grand Final, but this event has become so much more, making a big social and economic contribution to the State.

“This event attracts thousands of fans from interstate and overseas who also visit Sydney’s many attractions, enjoy shows and arts, eat and drink in our world-class restaurants, supporting jobs in the visitor economy.”

NSW Minister for Sport Steve Kamper said: “Sydney is the nation’s birthplace of rugby league and the heart of its passionate fans, so it is fantastic the NRL and NRLW Grand Finals are remaining in their homeplace once again.

“Rugby league fans will flock to Sydney and Accor Stadium will be abuzz with a capacity crowd on Grand Final day.”

The NRL and NRLW Telstra Premiership Grand Finals are proudly supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW.

NRL & NRWL Grand Final Accor Stadium

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