THE stage is set for the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final with the Penrith Panthers taking on the Melbourne Storm on Sunday 25 October at ANZ Stadium!  

The Telstra Premiership men’s and women’s Grand Finals will be watched by a crowd of at least 40,000, in line with NSW Public Health Orders.

This will be the 22nd successive NRL Grand Final played at Sydney’s Olympic stadium and will be a historic decider . . . the combatants overcoming a range of challenges in a season like no other.

With showers forecast, fans should bring a poncho or protective jacket. The game is a sellout with all 80,000 seats being used in a checkerboard pattern to maintain social distance between groups. As a result, patrons must stay in their allocated seat. Umbrellas are not permitted in the seating bowl. 

In conjunction with NSW Health, Venues NSW and other government agencies, ANZ Stadium has developed a COVID Safe program for fans and staff. The NRL will work closely with the Stadium team and agencies to implement the COVID Safe plan during the NRL Grand Final.


Help us help you, be COVIDSafe. Find out more click here.

It’s great to be attending major events at ANZ Stadium again. And we want to thank you for having played your part in keeping the venue COVIDSafe over the past few months.

Now we need your help in ensuring the NRL Grand Final continues to be a COVIDSafe experience. Please read through the below tips (and share with your group!) before attending the event.

Thank you for playing your part in keeping ANZ Stadium COVID Safe.


  • With stadium capacities increasing and up to 40,000 people expected to attend the Grand Final at ANZ Stadium, fans are encouraged to consider all the available travel options ahead of time as public transport continues to operate at a reduced capacity to maintain physical distancing across the network.
  • Fans are urged to drive with their group and take advantage of the discounted pre-book parking flat rate of $20 at Sydney Olympic Park car parks. There is plenty of parking available but it will be in high demand on the day so pre-book parking online, available until 11:59pm Saturday 24 October, to guarantee yourself a space in advance. Casual parking will be very limited and subject to availability.
  • Gates open from 3.15pm with the NRL Women’s Grand Final kicking off shortly after 4pm so fans are encouraged to arrive early, enjoy the pre-game atmosphere and plenty of food and beverage options in the precinct.
  • If you have to catch public transport, plan ahead, aim to arrive early and allow plenty of extra travel time getting to and from Olympic Park. Remember to use your Opal card or a contactless payment method.
  • Express trains to Olympic Park will leave Central and Penrith regularly from around 2pm, with return services running from full-time until late. Sydney Olympic Park Major Event buses will also be running on all routes with services starting from 2pm, depending on the route, and return services running from full-time. Transport services will be busy, especially after the game, so be patient and allow extra time getting home. For more details and to plan your trip, visit info.
  • A number of bus services run to and from Sydney Olympic Park, including:
    • 525 from Parramatta and Burwood via Rydalmere, Newington, Olympic Park Station and Strathfield
    • 526 from Rhodes and Burwood via Wentworth Point, Newington, Olympic Park Station and Strathfiel
    • 533 from Chatswood and Olympic Park Station via Lane Cove, North Ryde, Ryde, Rhodes and Wentworth Point
  • Check real-time capacity indicators where available as you may need to wait for the next service with available physical distancing capacity. Remember to practise physical distancing when on-board transport services and to look for the ‘green dots’ to find the safest places to sit or stand. Wearing a face mask while travelling on public transport is strongly recommended and fans are encouraged to keep their face masks on until they reach their seats inside the stadium.
  • After the game, avoid the queues for transport services and wait times leaving car parks by enjoying the post-match show from your seats, including match stats, player interviews and more - all shown on the big screens. You can also continue to purchase food and beverage from outlets. There is also food, dining and drinking options available outside the Stadium, open both before and after the game.
  • Additional measures and staff will be in place around transport hubs and ANZ Stadium to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the game so be patient, practise physical distancing while in queues and follow the directions of staff on site.


  • Patrons must sit in the reserved seat on their ticket.
  • You can purchase up to eight tickets. Enter the number of tickets you would like to purchase in the password box e.g. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
  • Seats in front and behind your group will automatically be left empty by the ticketing system.
  • If you have selected mobile tickets, remember to share your tickets with the group or party coming with you before you arrive. More info here.
  • If you have selected Ezytickets, remember to print your tickets before you arrive.


  • Please stay home if you have been feeling unwell, have been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test (including yourself).
  • If you are a resident or recent visitor in a COVID-19 hotspot (such as Victoria) over the last 14 days, or have visited any of the venues listed on the NSW Health website here in the designated time period, do not attend the event.
  • Fans are strongly encouraged to wear face masks when entering the stadium and moving around the venue, including whilst buying food and beverages and using the bathroom facilities.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5m at all times, other than your immediate group.
  • With Stadium capacity increasing to 50 per cent – in line with NSW Government Health Orders – fans should be aware there will be more people attending Sunday's event than there has been in recent months. Whether in the Members’ areas, general supporter areas or in Corporate Suites, boxes or function spaces, all guests are encouraged to be aware of their personal space while staying tolerant of those in close proximity.
  • While in the venue please remain seated at all times unless buying food and beverage or using the bathrooms.
  • As per NSW Health Orders, fans must be seated when consuming alcohol.
  • There will be no cash facilities at the Stadium. All transactions will be by contactless card.
  • The NSW Government has introduced COVID Safe QR Code check-in using the Service NSW App. QR Codes will be place in some locations throughout the Stadium with fans encouraged to participate and help keep everyone COVID Safe.
  • ANZ Stadium continues to work closely with NSW Health, the NRL, Transport for NSW and Venues NSW to ensure the venue is COVIDSafe, and to facilitate a smooth transition to and from the event

Event Schedule

Time Activity
3:15PM Gates Open
4:05PM Kick Off: NRL Women’s Telstra Premiership Grand Final
6:30PM Pre Game Entertainment Commences
7:30PM Kick Off: NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final
Seating Plan