NRL Grand Final: Your Game Day Guide

Adam Reynolds and Nathan Cleary. Photo: NRL Images.
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Here’s everything you need to know about the Grand Final between Penrith and Brisbane on Sunday.

Match Day Schedule

1.00pm Gates Open
1.20pm NRL State Championship Grand Final Kick-Off
3.55pm NRLW Telstra Premiership Grand Final Kick-Off
6.30pm NRL Grand Final Pre-Game Show
7.30pm NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Kick-Off
9.30pm Post-match presentation


The NRL Grand Final sold out on Tuesday.

The Entertainment

A very special performance from ‘Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’ will headline the entertainment at this year’s Grand Final.

Marking 30 years since Tina Turner’s iconic performance at the 1993 Grand Final and celebrating her unique association with the game, the cast of the smash hit musical is bringing Turner’s music back to rugby league’s biggest stage.

The entertainment line-up on Grand Final day also includes two performances from Australian rock band, King Stingray. The five-piece from the Northern Territory will deliver the NRLW Grand Final pre-game show before returning to the stage in the build up to the NRL Grand Final.

Getting To The Game

By car: You must pre-book parking via the Sydney Olympic Park website, with all car parks expected to be booked out prior to game day on Sunday.

By train: Express and limited-stop trains to Olympic Park will run regularly from Central and Western Line stations to get you to game, with frequent return services running after the match to get you home. From Olympic Park station, the stadium is a short 10-minute walk away. From Penrith, limited-stop services will run every 15 minutes from 12.08pm until 9.30pm, stopping all stations to Seven Hills then Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe then Olympic Park. Regular shuttle trains will run from Lidcombe direct to Olympic Park leaving from Platform Zero every 10 minutes until late. After the game, services to Penrith will run every 10-15 minutes.

Buses: Major Event Buses will run on all nine routes to Olympic Park, services start running between 1.35pm and 2.15pm approximately, depending on the route. Frequent services will run after full-time to get you home. Meanwhile, Panthers is running buses from the club to Accor Stadium on game day. Tickets can be purchased at the Panther Shop at the Leagues Club.

Public transport is included for free in all game day tickets.

Penrith Live Site

Penrith Council is encouraging fans to come along to the family-friendly live site at The Mondo.

From 5pm on Sunday, October 1 in The Mondo, fans will be able to grab a spot to cheer on the Panthers as they ready themselves for kick off at 7.30pm.

The site has a limited capacity with no reserved seating.

There will be food trucks, entertainment, and face painting for the kids at the alcohol-free event.

For more details on this Sunday’s live site, go to:

Watch The Game At Panthers

Panthers will host a Grand Final Super Screen event in The Backyard.
Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

Tickets include exclusive access to the brand new Backyard Bar, and one complimentary drink.

The club is also holding an event in the Evan Theatre, which includes plenty of pre-game fun.

The event is reserved table seating with a prime view of the action on a massive screen, 2.5 hours of beverage service, finger foods, lucky door prizes and entertainment from Tahir.

Tickets to that event are $135 for members or $140 for non-members and the action begins at 5pm.

Both events can be booked online on the Panthers website.

For those not looking for a ticketed event, the club’s usual sports bars and big screens will be showing every bit of the action between the Panthers and Broncos.

Panthers is also holding a $20 buffet breakfast on Sunday morning for anyone keen to get an early start.

The club is open to both members and guests on Sunday.

The Coverage

Channel Nine will begin Grand Final day with coverage on ‘Today’ in the morning, followed by ‘Sports Sunday’ at 10am and ‘The Sunday Footy Show’ at 11am. Coverage from Accor Stadium begins at 1pm with a full broadcast of State Championship and NRLW Grand Finals, followed by the NRL Grand Final at 7.30pm. Mat Thompson will call his second season decider.

9NOW will not only stream the game live, but will have Reece Walsh and Jarome Luai dedicated player cams in action.

Channel 9’s Danika Mason and Johnathan Thurston. Photo: NRL Images.

Fox League will broadcast the State Championship and NRLW Grand Finals, but does not have the rights to broadcast the NRL Grand Final leave. It will broadcast replays with its own commentary.

On radio, 2GB will broadcast from 1pm live from Accor Stadium and will call all three Grand Finals, including the NRL decider, with the team headed up by Ray Hadley.

SEN 1170 will also begin broadcasting from 1pm, calling all three games with NRL coverage beginning at 6pm. ABC 702 will also broadcast all three games live. Triple M’s Grand Final coverage kicks off at 4pm, with Dan Ginnane to call the NRL decider.

For those overseas, a host of international broadcast partners will show the game live. Visit for more details.

Triple M’s promotion for the game.

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