The NRL finals will be played in front of the biggest football crowds in Australia since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with up to 40,000 spectators allowed at matches.
Under the new rules announced by the NSW government the state’s major venues will be able to operate at up to 50 per cent capacity from next month.
It means ANZ Stadium will be allowed 40,000 fans at matches, including any finals games, the October 25 grand final and State of Origin II.
The SCG can have crowds of up to 23,000, while Bankwest Stadium will be able to accommodate 15,000 spectators.
Fans will have to wear masks on entry to the stadium but can take them off once in their allocated seat.
As part of the protocols, spectators will sit in zones with different entry and exit areas, as well as hospitality and amenities for each zone to prevent spectators mingling.
[Source; TV NZ]