Sydney launches shocking bid to host the NRL Grand Final for 40,000 fans as Queensland refuses to rule out a quick close
- Stadium Australia in Sydney’s west has emerged as a major final venue for the NRL
NSW has made a bold offer to host the NRL Grand Final on October 17 – in front of 40,000 fans.
The 2021 premiership decision between Penrith and South Sydney could be played at Sydney’s Stadium Australia if officials are forced to postpone the match in Brisbane over fears of a Covid outbreak.
It’s understood the NSW state government and Homebush stadium officials pitched the idea to NRL bosses Peter V’landys and Andrew Abdo.
A 50 percent capacity would provide more than 40,000 fans in the venue.
NSW stadiums boss Tony Shepherd would like to see the Grand Final – featuring two Sydney teams – to the Harbor City.
The 2021 NRL Grand Final between the Rabbitohs and Panthers may be shifted to Sydney on October 17
“We would be very happy to help the NRL if the match can’t take place in Brisbane,” Shepherd said.
“By then we will have people on the road in NSW and have the best Covid safety measures and protocols in place. It would only be 100 percent vaccinated fans.”
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