Sydney confirmed to host simply the best NRL Grand Final
The 2023 NRL and NRLW Grand Finals will be played in Sydney on Sunday 1 October following an agreement reached between the NSW Government and the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC).
The Grand Final will be played at Accor Stadium, Olympic Park, with Sydney retaining its traditional role as the home of the competition decider.
Grand Final tickets are expected to be in hot demand, with the 2023 NRL competition one of the closest in history and the NRLW competition going from strength to strength with 4 new teams added this season.
Tickets to rugby league’s ‘big dance’ go on sale on Wednesday 2 August.
Sydney continues to build its credentials as the major events capital as the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 progresses towards the final at Accor, the Sydney Marathon’s candidacy to become a World Marathon Major and 3 UFC mega Pay Per View events.
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.
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 home place once again.
“Rugby league fans will flock to Sydney and Accor Stadium will be abuzz with a capacity crowd of 82,500 on Grand Final day.”
ARL Commission Chair Peter V’landys said:
“We have worked closely with the NSW Government to reach an agreement for the 2023 Grand Final. 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.”