Just like the many other sporting events, the Grand Final has become an essential part of Australian culture
Every year, this sporting event draws footy fans from across the nation to Sydney to watch the Grand Final live at ANZ Stadium. For those who are unable to attend the game, the match is shown live on Channel 9.
The Grand Final is the culmination of the yearly competition of the 16 Rugby League teams which play throughout the year. The prize for winning the premiership is the Provan-Summons Trophy and a premiership ring to each player and coach.
The NRL Grand Final is not just a huge sporting event, the half-time entertainment is also a huge part of the day. Many local and international musical stars perform here, making the NRL Grand Final one of the most watched TV events of the year.
Each year, there are a number of events held in and around Sydney leading up to the NRL Grand Final:
- Dally M Medal: Date TBC. Player of the Year, Team of the Year and Rookie of the Year Awarded
- NRL Grand Final Breakfast: Date TBC.
- NRL Grand Final Footy Show: Date TBC.
- Grand Final Pre-Game Entertainment: Performers TBC.
Tickets to the game will sell out quickly, so if you’re interested in attending the NRL Grand Final, make sure to get in early to avoid disappointment.
ANZ Stadium is located on Edwin Flack Avenue within the Sydney Olympic Park. The closest train station to ANZ Stadium is Olympic Park and the best way to travel there is to catch a direct train from Lidcombe Station, with trains operating every 10 to 20 minutes.
If you are travelling to the NRL Grand Final, make sure to book accommodation early. Click the link below to explore the range of accommodation options near ANZ Stadium.