Record Grand Final sales after first day of Pre-Sale

Ticketed NRL Club Members have turned out in record numbers to be the first to secure their seats for the 2009 Telstra Premiership Grand Final.

The exclusive Members buying window opened at 9.00am today with just over 11,000 tickets sold by 6.00pm.

The previous record for tickets sold in the buying window was in 2006 when 8,532 were sold over the full two-day period.

Today just under a third of sales (3,711) were conducted over the internet, more than three times the previous record.

Around 1,000 Category One tickets and 13,800 tickets across the remaining categories are still available in the initial buying window.

These will remain on sale through buying windows that will include Ticketed NRL Club Members and NRL.com members before being made available to the general public on Thursday, August 13. It is important to note that fans still have the chance to join the NRL.com buying window by simply signing to be an NRL.com member by logging onto www.nrl.com at no charge. Please note that the NRL.com buying window closes at 7.00pm on Saturday, August 1.

In keeping with previous years, the NRL will hold back 13,800 tickets until the week of the Telstra Premiership Grand Final.

Please find full buying window and ticketing information below:

NRL Grand Final tickets will be available through Ticketek outlets, on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au/nrlgrandfinal Please note, NRL Grand Final ticket prices (listed below) have not increased and are the same as last year.

The NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final will kick-off at 5pm on Sunday, October 4, at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.

GRAND FINAL TICKET CATEGORIES AND PRICES:

Price Category

Adult

Concession

Family

1

$165.00

$125.00

$480.00

2

$120.00

$95.00

$350.00

3

$90.00

$65.00

$255.00

4

$55.00

$35.00

$150.00


PRIORITY WINDOWS:

Ticketed NRL Club Members and Country Club Members:
9am Wednesday, July 29, to 9pm Thursday, July 30.

MyNRL Members:
9am Friday, July 31, to 7pm Saturday, August 1.

MyTicketek Members:
9am-7pm Thursday, August 6.

NRL database participants:
9am-7pm Tuesday, August 11.

General Public:
From 9am Thursday, August 13 (11am in NZ).

Corporate and stadium partners will have access to tickets after Ticketed NRL Club Members, Country Club Members and NRL.com Members. They will be contacted directly via email.


FINAL TICKET ALLOCATION:

Ticketed NRL Club Members of competing Grand Final teams:
From 9am Monday, September 28

General Public:
From 9am Tuesday, September 29.


PRIORITY WINDOW CONDITIONS:
Ticketed NRL Club Members and NRL Country Club members
These members can purchase tickets from 9am Wednesday, July 29, to 9pm on Thursday, July 30 through Ticketek outlets, on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au/nrlgrandfinal New Zealand members can call 0800 842 538 (toll free in NZ).

Each member is entitled to purchase four tickets (up from two last year) with each ticketed membership. Members can present multiple Ticketed Club Memberships to purchase a maximum of eight tickets. Memberships can only be used once to obtain tickets.

To purchase tickets online, members must have supplied a current email address and ‘opted-in’ to receive emails from their club and the NRL. A unique code will be sent to their email address to use when filling out their ticket order.

MyNRL Members
These members can buy tickets online only from 9am Friday, July 31 until 7pm Saturday, August 1.

Any Rugby League fan that joins NRL.com before or during this priority window will be able to purchase tickets. It is free to join, simply by logging on to www.nrl.com and clicking on the My NRL link on the home page.

A maximum of eight tickets can be purchased using a special password that will be sent to NRL.com members. Members must have ‘opted in’ to receive emails from the NRL.

MyTicketek Members
These members can purchase tickets online only from 9am-7pm on Thursday, August 6.

A maximum of eight tickets can be purchased. Members must have ‘opted in’ to receive emails from the NRL and will be contacted directly via email.

NRL Database Participants
These fans can buy tickets online only from 9am-7pm on Tuesday, August 11. A maximum of eight tickets can be purchased. Fans will receive an email outlining how to purchase tickets.

NRL database participants are fans who ‘opted in’ to receive information from the NRL after purchasing tickets to Game 2 of the 2009 State of Origin Series or the 2008 NRL Grand Final.

General Public
Tickets will be available for sale from 9am on Thursday, August 13, and in New Zealand from 11am (9am Sydney time).

Tickets will be available through Ticketek outlets, on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au/nrlgrandfinal. New Zealand customers can also call 0800 842 538 (toll free in NZ).


SALE CONDITIONS FOR ALL TICKETS
All tickets ordered online during the priority windows can be collected from Ticketek outlets or be mailed out to the customer.

Ticketed NRL Club Members and Country Members not using the online system must present their ticketed membership at selected Ticketek outlets in order to purchase tickets during the priority window.

Sales will be permitted by telephone if paid for by credit card, but members must quote their ticketed membership number. This pass will need to be produced to collect tickets.

All customers - including Ticketed NRL Club Members - can purchase tickets only once.

All customers can buy a maximum of eight tickets, which ensures all fans have an opportunity to purchase tickets while also restricting opportunities for scalping.

NRL Grand Final tickets include travel to and from the match on CityRail trains, the Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus Services, regular Sydney Buses and Sydney Ferries services. The ticket is not valid on Sydney Buses premium services such as the Sydney Explorer and Bondi Explorer, Sydney Ferries Manly JetCat service, private buses and ferries, CountryLink trains, Metro Light Rail or Monorail, T-Ways. An additional station access fee applies for travel on the Green Square, Mascot, Domestic and International stations on the Airport Line.

Concessions are available to full pensioners (Aged, War, TPI, Invalid & Disability) and juniors 4 – 15 years only)

Family passes consist of 2 adults and 2 juniors or 1 adult and 3 juniors only

Prices are inclusive of GST and Ticketek booking fee

Ticketek may charge an additional transaction fee

** Please note, tickets for week one of the NRL Telstra Premiership Finals series will go on sale to away Ticketed Club Members and Country Club Members at 9am the Monday before the match and to the general public at 9am the Tuesday before the match.

Home Ticketed Club Members will be contacted by their club. Ticket limits may apply, depending on the venue.