Fans of the four NRL clubs who play home games at ANZ Stadium will have access to $20 tickets, cheaper food and free travel in a move aimed at making attending matches more affordable for families.
In addition, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers members will have free admission to all away matches in which their team is playing at ANZ Stadium.
Under the joint initiative by the four clubs and ANZ Stadium, fans will be able to attend matches for $20 and children under 12 years of age will have free entry, while $40 family passes will also be offered for the 33 regular season matches involving the Bulldogs, Rabbitohs, Eels and Tigers.
Every ticket includes free return travel to Olympic Park, with two direct trains running to and from each game.
Food and drink prices will also be dropped, with burger meals available for under $10.
The initiatives, which will be announced at ANZ Stadium on Monday, follow extensive research by the four clubs on what fans wanted at their games for season 2018.
NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg said he expected members and other supporters to take advantage of the offers.
“Our aim is to make it easier and more affordable for fans to attend matches – and these measures should go a long way to doing that,” Greenberg said.
“This is a real example of clubs working together to get the best result for the fans and for the game.”
The first opportunity for fans to take advantage of the offers at ANZ Stadium will be in round one, when the Wests Tigers host the Sydney Roosters and their former star fullback James Tedesco on Saturday, March 10
ANZ Stadium is set to host a number of other NRL blockbusters in 2018, with the Rabbitohs, Manly Sea Eagles, Parramatta and Cronulla Sharks scheduled for a round three double-header.
The four Sydney clubs will also be on show regularly throughout the season given the Eels temporary move from Parramatta while the area’s new stadium is under construction, resulting in a number of local derbies at Olympic Park.