Sport NRL grand final: ANZ Stadium to host 40,000 fans for season decider

02:37  30 september  2020
02:37  30 september  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The 2020 NRL Grand Final will be moved from the SCG to ANZ Stadium , with the NRL and the NSW "We can't wait to see 40 , 000 fans at the venue. Our fans have been so patient and loyal " ANZ Stadium has hosted many of Australia’s most iconic moments in sporting history and the 2020

The 2018 NRL Grand Final was the conclusive and premiership-deciding game of the 2018 National Rugby League season and was played on Sunday September 30 at Sydney's ANZ Stadium . The match was contested between minor premiers the Sydney Roosters and defending premiers the

This year's NRL grand final has officially been moved from the SCG to ANZ Stadium after the planned upgrades at the Olympic Park venue were brushed.

In good news for footy fans, the government and NRL have also confirmed that 40,000 fans will be allowed to attend the event on October 25.

Earlier this month, the government announced grounds would be able to host up to 50 per cent of their capacity for finals, seeing the NRL showpiece moved from the 48,000-seat SCG.

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ANZ Stadium will be a sea of green mixed with red, white and blue after NRL CEO Todd Greenberg announced on Sunday morning the match had officially sold out. "This is a wonderful result for the game and highlights how much this contest has captivated the public," NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said.

ANZ Stadium will now be able to host 40 , 000 fans for the NRL Grand Final in late October Cameron Spencer/Getty Images. The government's decision will also be welcomed by Rugby Australia after the governing body last week won the right to host the Rugby Championship.

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NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said the occasion will be a fitting end to a season like no other.

“ANZ Stadium is the biggest venue in NSW and that means more of our fans will be able to experience grand final day live,’’ he said.

“This year will be a historic grand final day. The teams competing would have overcome all challenges in front of them and we will experience the culmination of a season like no other.

"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 entertaining show possible.

“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 increase for the finals series is the perfect way to acknowledge that loyalty."

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Welcome to NRL .com's rolling coverage of NRL Grand Final Day, providing live and up to date reports and information of events throughout the afternoon and evening. Coach Trent Robinson will wait until the last possible minute before unveiling his team to face the Storm in the premiership decider .

For the 21st straight season , the NRL grand final will be held at Sydney's 84, 000 -capacity ANZ Stadium . The biggest NRL grand final crowd at the ground was the 107,999 attendance for the first decider at the venue in 1999 before the Roosters fans will take the journey west to ANZ Stadium .

Abdo also thanked the NSW government for their help in getting fans back to the footy.

“I want to congratulate the NSW Government for the way in which they have managed the pandemic. Their contact tracing has been world class and has enabled a crowd of 40,000 to attend our Grand Final Day,’’ he said.

“We thank them for their support throughout the season and we will continue to follow all public health orders to ensure the general community remains healthy.”

Tickets for the event, which will also feature the decider of the NRL Women's premiership go on sale from Midday on Wednesday.

NRL grand final tickets on-sale schedule
Date Time Who
September 30 12pm Ticketed members
September 30 4pm Non-ticketed members
October 1 9am NRL account holders/waitlist
October 1 10am General public

The cheapest tickets for club members will be $49, while prices start at $59 for the general public.

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