2021 NRL Grand Final: How to get tickets, venue, event info, streaming
The 2021 NRL Grand Final will be held at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday October 3.
The NRL made the historic announcement on Wednesday, with this year’s the first to be played outside of Sydney, due to the city’s ongoing lockdown.
We’ve put together a guide including all the important information you need to know regarding the 2021 NRL Grand Final, from attending the game to how to stream it, both here in Australia and around the world.
What Date and Time is the NRL Grand Final?
The 2021 NRL Grand Final will be played on Sunday, October 3, with the match kicking-off at 6:30pm local Brisbane time (AEST), which is 7:30pm Sydney/Melbourne time (AEDT), due to daylight savings starting in the early hours of that day, which Queensland doesn’t observe.
How to get 2021 NRL Grand Final tickets
Tickets for the NRL Grand Final will go on sale firstly to NRL club members on Wednesday 15 September, with prices from $45. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Thursday 16 September, with prices starting at $49. Tickets will be available online through Suncorp Stadium’s official ticket agency – Ticketek.
TICKET ON-SALE INFO
NRL Club Members - Wed 15 September 10:00am
Non-Ticketed Members - Wed 15 September 12:00pm
General Public - Thur 16 September 9:00am
If you're looking for tickets to other NRL Finals matches, visit the Austadiums Tickets hub here.
NRL Grand Final ticket pricing
Tickets for NRL members start at $45 while tickets for the general public start at $49. Full pricing details will be available soon.
How many spectators can attend Suncorp Stadium?
There are currently no Covid restrictions in Queensland, meaning Suncorp Stadium can be filled to 100% of its 52,500 capacity. Despite being smaller than the traditional home of the Grand Final, Stadium Australia (82,500), the crowd is set to eclipse last year’s attendance, as capacity was capped at 50% in 2020.
How to watch the Grand Final
Channel 9 has exclusive rights to televise the NRL Grand Final in Australia and will broadcast the game nationally on 9 and 9HD. If you’re used to watching NRL ad-free on Foxtel, unfortunately you’re unable to watch the Grand Final on Fox League due to broadcast restrictions, so you’ll need to tune into channel 100 (or 209 for HD) to watch the game. Fox League will show a full replay of the game from 10:30pm.
If you usually stream NRL games live on Kayo Sports, unfortunately they are also unable to broadcast the Grand Final live due to the same restrictions. You can however stream the game in Australia live on 9Now – the streaming service of the Nine Network.
If you are outside Australia NZ or Pacific Islands, you can watch the match live on WatchNRL – the official international streaming service of the NRL.
What’s the Grand Final Entertainment?
The NRL is yet to announce the entertainment for this year’s Grand Final. Last year, it was headlined by Amy Shark, who was joined by instrumentalist and founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss.
GRAND FINAL RUN SHEET
Box Office: 11:45am
Gates open: 12:00pm
QRL Cup Game 1 Kick Off: 12:15pm
QRL Cup Game 2 Kick Off: 2:45pm
Pre Game Entertainment starts: 5:00pm
NRL Grand Final Kick Off: 6:30pm
Brisbane Accommodation near Suncorp Stadium
If you’re travelling to Brisbane for the Grand Final and looking for somewhere to stay, there are many options to choose from. Austadiums, together with our official travel partners, have put together a map of Suncorp Stadium and the nearby area with available hotels (including Wotif and booking.com) as well as short term rentals through Stayz, all available to book right now at the lowest prices. View the map here >
Past Grand Final winners
Over the past five years, the NRL Grand Final has been won by four different clubs, with the Melbourne Storm the reigning Premiers. Prior to last year’s reduced attendance, the average crowd at the Grand Final since 2015 is 82,343. View every NRL result and attendance since 2003, including every Grand Final, on Austadiums.
|2020||NRL Grand Final: Storm d Panthers||ANZ Stadium||37,303*|
|2019||NRL Grand Final: Roosters d Raiders||ANZ Stadium||82,922|
|2018||NRL Grand Final: Roosters d Storm||ANZ Stadium||82,688|
|2017||NRL Grand Final: Storm d Cowboys||ANZ Stadium||79,722|
|2016||NRL Grand Final: Sharks d Storm||ANZ Stadium||83,625|
|2015||NRL Grand Final: Cowboys d Broncos||ANZ Stadium||82,758|
This article will continue to be updated with the latest Grand Final related information.