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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.”

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.

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