20 April, 2024
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Sydney secures the NRL Grand Final

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The NSW Government is today announcing that the Government and the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) have reached agreement to host the 2024 NRL and NRLW Grand Finals 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.

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.

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.”

Chris Minns

Premier of New South Wales

John Graham

Special Minister of State, Minister for Roads, Minister for the Arts,

Minister for Music and Night-time Economy, Minister for Jobs and Tourism   

Steve Kamper Minister for Small Business, Minister for Lands and Property
Minister for Multiculturalism, Minister for Sport

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