Penrith will play at the Warriors in a do-or-die Finals showdown at ANZ Stadium next Saturday night.
The game was originally pencilled in for Allianz Stadium, potentially as a double header alongside the Roosters v Sharks game, but is now stand alone at the former Olympic venue.
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said the opening weekend of the Finals Series offered some wonderful match-ups.
“Based on how the top eight unfolded, our Finals Series is likely to be incredibly close,” Mr Greenberg said.
“Just two points separated the entire top eight, which highlights how open the Finals Series will be.
“Anything can happen on any given day and I’m sure we will see the closeness of the regular season replicated in the Finals Series.
“This will be a great way to kick off the Finals Series.”
Tickets for Members will go on sale at 10am on Monday.
NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series – Week 1
Qualifying Final: Friday, September 7, 7.40pm, AAMI Park
NRL: (2) Melbourne Storm v (3) South Sydney Rabbitohs
Elimination Final: Saturday, September 8, 5.30pm, ANZ Stadium
NRL: (5) Penrith Panthers v (8) New Zealand Warriors
Qualifying Final: Saturday, September 8, 7.40pm, Allianz Stadium
NRL: (1) Sydney Roosters v (4) Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Elimination Final: Sunday, September 9, 4.00pm, Suncorp Stadium
NRL: (6) Brisbane Broncos v (7) St George-Illawarra Dragons