16 October 2019
NRL grand final to remain in Sydney
The NRL grand final will remain in Sydney following an announcement by NRL CEO Todd Greenberg on Wednesday.
The 2020 and 2021 season deciders will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with the 2022 grand final scheduled for the revamped Sydney Football Stadium.
From 2023 the game will return to Homebush following completion of works at that venue, meaning the grand final is slated to be played in Sydney until at least 2046.
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said it was important to give the NSW taxpayers good return on their investment – the $2 billion upgrade of stadiums in NSW.
"By 2023 the NRL will be using three state-of-the-art, purpose-built rectangular rugby league venues," Greenberg said, adding that Bankwest Stadium was the third jewel in that crown.
"It will give our fans the very best game-day experience probably anywhere in the world. We've transacted a deal that provides short-term outcomes but protects the long-term interest particularly here in Sydney."