Footy fans can finally start planning for the NRL and NRLW grand finals, with the first batch of tickets set to go on sale on Wednesday.
Uncertainty around the grand final location due to stadium funding disputes meant fans couldn’t plan ahead, but last week’s decision to play the matches at Sydney’s Accor Stadium on October 2 means supporters can start getting ready for the final Sunday of the season.
The release will be staggered, with NRL club members able to purchase their tickets from 1pm on Wednesday, with tickets available from as little as $49.
Non-club ticketed members will then be able to buy their tickets online from 2pm, while NRL account holders can get theirs from 4pm.
The general public will have to wait until 11am on Thursday to get their tickets to the game’s showpiece event.
“We have seen some wonderful football this season and grand final day represents the pinnacle of both premierships,” NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo said.
“During the 2022 season, fans have embraced the opportunity to experiences matches live, enjoy the atmosphere of full venues and show support for their club.
“In addition to the exciting opportunity to see who wins the toughest rugby league competitions in the world, the grand final day also offers a great entertainment experience, including the acknowledgment of retiring players and live music performances by talented Australian artists.”
The NSW government is expecting a huge boost to the economy, especially if an interstate team like the Cowboys, Storm or Broncos qualifies for the grand final and brings their fans to Sydney for the decider.
It will be the first grand final in Sydney since the Storm beat Penrith in 2020 after last year’s decider was held in Brisbane for the first time due to Covid.
The event will feel like the Super Bowl when it goes up for grabs from 2023 onwards, with the NRL to sell the grand final to the highest bidder.
Originally published as When you can buy tickets to the 2022 NRL grand final
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