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.”