It’s been an exciting NRL Final Series so far with record breaking crowds of over 131,000 fans attending the opening finals round matches.
The Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm both have already earned their spots in the Preliminary Final round, which will see them rewarded with home games and the home crowd advantage. The competition is high between those teams who still have to battle it out for the other two spots, with the Minor Premiers the Sydney Roosters taking on Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, and North Queensland Cowboys going up against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the final elimination round.
2015 NRL Grand Final Week
Footy fever hits its peak in Sydney come September 28, 2015 when the NRL Grand Final week officially kicks off. If you’re an NRL fan, no matter which team you’re barracking for, there is no better place to be. Even if you’re not a fan, it’s the Labour Day long weekend in Sydney and we guarantee you’ll stay entertained with us.
Besides the main event (the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final) on Sunday 4th October, there are plenty of events and activities happening across the city for all fans to get involved in as part of the week long celebrations.
- Dally M Awards
The night of nights for all NRL players takes place on Monday 28th September at the Star City Casino. With the prestigious Player of the Year award up for grabs, along with Team of the Year and Rookie of the Year, it is a fitting way to start the Grand Final week celebrations. Although the event is closed to the public you can still catch the awards ceremony broadcast live on TV.
- Meet the Teams at NRL Nation
There will be plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with the two teams in this year’s NRL Grand Final. For the first time in the history of the NRL a unique and interactive supporter engagement centre will be set up in the heart of Darling Harbour. This event gives you the fans the opportunity to meet your favourite players from not only the teams in this year’s Grand Final but player’s from all 16 clubs. You can also enjoy the free entertainment or try your hand at various skill tests to see how you compare to the best in the game. NRL Nation runs from Thursday 1st October through to Saturday 3rd October. Visit nrl.com/grandfinal for more information about these events closer to the grand final.
- Footy Show Grand Final Show
The Footy Show’s Grand Final Show is one of the highlights of the week. Join Fatty Vautin and the entire Footy Show team along with both teams in this year’s Grand Final and bunch of other special guests for their biggest show of the year at Qantas Credit Union Arena on Thursday 1st October. Tickets generally sell out quickly so we recommend securing yours as fast as you can at ticketek.com.au.
- Grand Final Day
NRL Grand Final Day, one of the biggest sporting events on the Australian calendar takes place on Sunday 4th October at ANZ Stadium. The legendary Cold Chisel will provide the pre-game entertainment with a special performance. Kickoff is at 7:15pm and if you can’t get to the game then you can catch all the action live on TV. For further information about the Grand Final and for ticketing details please visit nrl.com/tickets.