NRL Grand Final
The NRL Grand Final, in Sydney on 5th October, signifies the spectacular end to the 2014 NRL season and will be held at the ANZ Stadium. It is an e. vent that is regarded by many (especially those in NSW) as the most significant sporting occasion of the year.
All clubs associated with the sport of rugby league have this special day pencilled in as their aim for the season. As the culmination to the season, the NRL Grand Final is often a close match, with the two best performing teams from the season facing off to determine who will be crowned NRL Premiers in 2014.
It doesn't matter whether you're attending the Grand Final as part of a weekend away or as part of an extended break - ensure your travel and accommodation plans are booked early. Accommodation in Sydney often fills up weeks and even month in advance, so don't miss out! The National Rugby League (NRL) is recognised as the elite competition in the world when it comes to rugby league. Containing both Australian & New Zealand based teams, there are plenty of rivalries throughout the season - who knows, perhaps this years Grand Final will be between two monster rivals!
Rough, Tough and Exciting
Formerly known as the Telstra Stadium, the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, or Stadium Australia was designed as a multi-purpose facility. It was completed in 1999 and is situated in the Sydney Olympic Park. Various prestigious events have been held in this impressive stadium, including the Rugby World Cup finals in 2003. This event is traditionally one of the most popular in Australia and every year, attracts crowds in excess of 80,000 people.
Part of a Great Sporting History
Australians have an established history in the game of rugby league, from 1908 when they first entered the sport with Britain and New Zealand. Various changes in the rules, to which Australia has contributed, have helped the game evolve into the highly spectacular, skilful and physical sport of today. The inherent excitement and fast pace at which NRL is played, is added to by the physical contact. These are the ingredients that contribute the spectacle that is the 2014 NRL Grand Final.
A Taste of Sydney
Apart from the enormity of this sporting occasion, Sydney offers visitors cultural and outdoor facilities that are among the best in the world. It is a city of variations and contrasts and with the atmosphere created by the NRL Final; it would be the experience of a lifetime. Whether you are seeking holiday apartments, houses or another form of rental, Sydney is prepared to meet all choices, which also applies to the wide and varied selection of foods available for any taste.
(Photo courtesy of Vijay Chennupati)