By Makayla Muscat
It’s one of the biggest days on the NSW Rugby League calendar… a trifecta of Grand Finals to be played at CommBank Stadium this Sunday 25 September.
It all kicks off with the state’s best amateur clubs battling it out for the President’s Cup.
The unique semi-professional Rugby League competition involves metropolitan and regional teams and is played over nine rounds.
The Clubs represented include North Sydney Bears, Dubbo CYMS, Thirroul Butchers, Wests Illawarra, Western Rams, Hills Bulls, Wentworthville Magpie, Maitland Pickers and Glebe-Burwood Wolves.
In the afternoon, the under 21’s will play their biggest game (Jersey Flegg Cup) ahead of the showpiece event, the Knock on Effect NSW Cup (men’s open age competition).
The NSW Cup champions will take on the winner of the Hostplus Cup in the curtain raiser at Accor Stadium, ahead of the NRL Telstra Premiership on Sunday 2 October.
As a bonus, ticket holders to Saturday night’s NRL Preliminary Final between Penrith Panthers and South Sydney at Accor Stadium can attend all three games for free. All fans need to do is retain their ticket and scan it at the gate at CommBank Stadium.
Grand Final Day Schedule:
10:45 am Gates Open
11:00 am Kick Off: President’s Cup Grand Final – Hills Bulls v Maitland Pickers
1:00 pm Kick Off: Jersey Flegg Cup Grand Final – Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers
3:00 pm Kick Off: Knock on Effect NSW Cup Grand Final – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers
Your Game Plan:
Tickets are now on sale. Purchase yours now to avoid any queues at the gates.
Arrive in the precinct early! Plan your travel and give yourself additional time for the Stadium Entry Process.
Public transport is the best way to get to the footy! O’Connell Street is within walking distance of Parramatta Station, so avoid gameday traffic and get to the footy without the stress of parking. Plan your trip to CommBank Stadium here.
If you need to drive, consider your parking options. There will be public parking in the Stadium’s northern and southern carparks. There are also a number of parking stations close to the venue.
Head down to Eat Street! Church Street in Parramatta is one of Sydney’s most exciting dining precincts and it’s full of restaurants, bars, and cafés where you can eat after the game.
Head here for NSWRL Grand Final Day tickets.
The best way to secure your tickets is to pre-purchase them online via Ticketek and avoid queues at the box office. If you are a ticket holder from Saturday night’s NRL Preliminary Final at Accor Stadium, you can use your ticket for free entry; simply retain it and scan it at the gates. Ticketed members of Penrith Panthers and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs can also access this game for free – bring your card and scan it at the gates.
Food and Beverage:
There are a number of food and beverage retail options available at the stadium. For a full list of menu items, click here.
The forecast for Parramatta on Sunday afternoon is partly cloudy, with a temperature of around 21C forecast. For up to date weather information, please click here.