The National Rugby League has today announced a deal that will see public transport included in the ticket price for all 26 games at ANZ Stadium in 2015.
Fans travelling from as far away as Bathurst, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Region (from Dungog / Scone), Bomaderry, and Goulburn who pre-purchase their ticket, and club members of the two sides playing, will enjoy free public transport to the stadium in a move aimed at improving the game-day experience.
Speaking to NRL.com, NRL CEO Dave Smith said it was a move that would appeal to all fans.
“Not only is it going to save fans money but ideally it is going to reduce traffic congestion around the ground and give fans a much more enjoyable game-day experience.”
NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres said the announcement will provide an even better match day experience for fans.
“The Baird Government is proud to join the NRL and Sydney Trains in making it even easier for people to get out to the footy,” Baird told NRL.com.
“With Olympic Park Station just a stone’s throw away from ANZ Stadium this is great news for NRL members, fans and the greater sporting public.”
ANZ Stadium Managing Director Daryl Kerry thanked the NRL, as well as the Rabbitohs, Bulldogs, Tigers, Eels and Dragons for working together to make this new deal happen.
Sydney Trains has agreed, when possible, to provide two direct train services to Sydney Olympic Park station, when two Sydney-based teams are playing, and one direct service when only one Sydney-based team is playing.