The 2020 NRL Grand Final will be played at ANZ Stadium, giving more league fans the opportunity to enjoy the game in a COVID Safe environment.
The NSW Government and the NRL have been working together to relocate the Telstra Premiership Grand Final from the Sydney Cricket Ground to ANZ Stadium.
The move allows for 40,000 fans to attend the blockbuster game under current COVID-19 restrictions.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the opportunity to welcome more spectators to the Grand Final was a significant win for Sydney and rugby league.
“ANZ Stadium has hosted many of Australia’s most iconic moments in sporting history and the 2020 NRL Grand Final will be among them,” Minister Ayres said.
“I encourage NRL fans attending the Grand Final to stay COVID Safe and make the most of the electric atmosphere in Sydney by making a weekend of it, booking a hotel staycation and getting out to enjoy the hospitality and attractions of the city.
“Tourism and major events will be crucial to the state’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan, so we’re pleased that we have been able to facilitate a large-scale sporting event in a safe and exciting way.
“NRL has a significant following in NSW, and with some borders reopening we hope that fans from across the country will be able to enjoy the action – and Sydney’s many world-class tourism experiences – as well.”
Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the move to ANZ Stadium would give the Grand Final more atmosphere with extra fans in the stands to see the live action.
“Since 1999, ANZ Stadium has been the home of the NRL Grand Final giving fans so many fond memories from some truly epic showdowns,” Mr Lee said.
“2020 won’t be a full house but the 40,000 fans who do get tickets to the game will I’m sure relish the opportunity to watch a live grand final after what’s been a tough testing season.”
NRL Chief Executive Officer Andrew Abdo said the 2020 Grand Final would be historic, like no other.
“We can’t wait to see 40,000 fans at the venue. Our fans have been so patient and loyal throughout the season and having crowd caps increased for the Finals Series is the perfect way to acknowledge that loyalty,” Mr Abdo said.
“We are working on innovative ways to showcase the pre-game entertainment and returning to ANZ Stadium will provide us with the space to put on the most dynamic show possible.”
Tickets to the 2020 NRL Grand Final will be on sale from Wednesday 30 September.
For more information and to purchase tickets: www.nrl.com