SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 30: A general view during the 2018 NRL Grand Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The NRL have reached an agreement with the NSW Government on Wednesday that will see the grand final remain in Sydney throughout the $2 billion upgrade of the city’s stadium network.

The decision means that all grand finals will be played in Sydney until 2046.

Over the next three years, the grand final will be played at the SCG in 2020 and 2021 and Allianz Stadium in 2022.

The decider will return to ANZ Stadium after its $810 million upgrade is completed in 2023.

NRL boss Todd Greenberg thanked the NSW Government and praised the impending “state of the art venues”. 

“I want to thank the NSW Government for our ongoing partnership,” he told NRL.com. 

“By 2023 the game will have three brand new state-of-the-art rugby league venues to ensure the optimum game day experience for our fans while our bottom line will not be impacted by using alternative Grand Final venues during the construction phase.”

“This deal will benefit rugby league fans everywhere because it ensures we can continue to increase investment in grassroots participation right across the country.”

4 COMMENTS

  1. If the Sydney Roosters play at home on the SCG on Grand Final night next season, record will tumble. Every team gets theashed by the mighty Roosters at the SCG.
    Ask Souths fans 30-6

    One grand final at the Football Stadium will be an amazing one off event, after two more SCG grand finals not played their since 1987

    Both Sydney Roosters home grounds right next door to each other. So relieved the grand final stays in Sydney. The traditional heartland of Rugby League.

  2. I live in QLD and they are having a big sook about this up here.
    They should just be happy enough that NSW let them play in their comp.

  3. I’m a Queenslander, always will be, and I believe the Grand Final should be played in Sydney. No exceptions. The AFL don’t trash their brand for a few pieces of silver.

  4. @iloveaqueenslander – 100% agree.mate.

    GF should always be in Sydney, no matter what – some traditions are worth protecting

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