CONFIRMED | Queensland to host NRL Grand Final
Breaking a 114-year tradition, Brisbane will host the NRL Grand Final this year.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed Suncorp Stadium will be the new host after Sydney was officially ruled out earlier today.
As part of the deal, a number of finals games will be held in Queensland’s regions, including on the Sunshine Coast and in Mackay.
“Just as we helped out the AFL last year, we are very pleased to step up and help out this year,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
She added the government will be trialling a pop-up vaccination hub at the Parramatta Eels v Newcastle Knights final in Rockhampton.
“People can get their vaccine and also go to the footy.
“The NRL is proud to partner with us as we together support the program to vaccinate Australians.”
Further, Queensland secured the popular Magic Round for an additional year as part of the deal, meaning it will be played in the state for the next three years.
Ms Palaszczuk said the state contributed $4.6 million in its bid to secure the finals, which will also go toward the regional games.
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