NSW government approves 40,000 spectators for NRL grand final at ANZ

The NSW government has given approval for 40,000 spectators to flood through the gates at ANZ Stadium for the NRL grand final.

Earlier this month, the NSW government announced that crowds would be allowed to host up to 50 per cent capacity, with the NRL announcing on Monday the grand final would be moved from the 48,000 capacity SCG to ANZ Stadium to get more fans through the doors.

The event on October 25 will feature both the men’s and women’s deciders.Credit:NRL Photos

The event on October 25 will feature both the men's and women's deciders. NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres encouraged fans to "make the most of the electric atmosphere of Sydney" and urged people to get out and "enjoy hospitality and attractions of the city".

"ANZ Stadium has hosted many of Australia’s most iconic moments in sporting history and the 2020 NRL Grand Final will be among them," he said.

Abdo thanked the NSW Government for their ongoing support throughout the pandemic.

"I want to congratulate the NSW Government for the way in which they have managed the pandemic. Their contact tracing has been world-class and has enabled a crowd of 40,000 to attend our grand final day," he said.

"We thank them for their support throughout the season and we will continue to follow all public health orders to ensure the general community remains healthy."

Earlier this month, the AFL announced they would be moving their grand final to Queensland to play in front of a crowd of around 30,000 fans. The AFL grand final been never been played outside of Victoria.

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