NRL grand final: Fans fume at $400 single ticket for Penrith v Parramatta

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What a $400 single ticket and $480 family pass gets you at the NRL grand final: Fans complain about how far back their seats are – but some people think they got value for money

  • NRL fans have complained they haven’t got value for money at the grand final
  • One supporter said she paid $400 but was sat too far back at Accor Stadium 
  • Another said he paid $480 for a family pass and was sat behind the posts 
  • However, some Twitter users said they ought not to complain about the prices 

It is the event that great swathes of fans dream of experiencing, but some supporters have reacted furiously to the price of tickets for tonight’s NRL grand final, amid claims they are not getting value for money.

Penrith are aiming to become only the second club in NRL history to register back-to-back premierships when they take on Parramatta at Accor Stadium, who themselves are looking to end their 36-year premiership drought.

There’s plenty on the line for both sides tonight and it will come as no surprise that tickets for the final at the 83,500-capacity Accor Stadium sold fast, but upon arrival at the venue, some fans were disappointed. 

A Penrith fan complained of the view she got from a $400 single ticket at the NRL grand final

A Penrith fan complained of the view she got from a $400 single ticket at the NRL grand final

Another was far from pleased with the view he got for a $480 family ticket in Sydney

Another was far from pleased with the view he got for a $480 family ticket in Sydney

 

However, some fans said they shouldn't complain and they indeed got value for money

However, some fans said they shouldn’t complain and they indeed got value for money

One Penrith fan was dismayed that she would watch the game from the second tier of the stadium despite paying $400 for her ticket.

‘How is a $400 ticket all the way up here?!’ she asked on Twitter. ‘Brought [sic] mine at the start of the finals and this is the best we could get’.

Another posted their view from behind the goal with the caption: ‘$480 for a family ticket,’ clearly not happy with where they were situated.

Penrith are aiming to win back to back premierships for only the second time in NRL history

Penrith are aiming to win back to back premierships for only the second time in NRL history

The posts garnered plenty of discussion on the social media platform, with one fan adding: ‘I don’t remember paying that much in 2019, 2018, 2013, 2010 or 2000. That seems somewhat ridiculous.’

However, there was not widespread agreement over the ticket pricing, with some suggesting that the incredulous fans had nothing to complain about.

‘You’re not seriously complaining about that view when you knew exactly where your tickets would be and you made an intentional choice to spend that much money on those tickets are you?’ one Twitter user said. ‘Looks pretty good to me.’

A second said: ‘I’d totally pay that and would be happy if my team was in the comp. Great view over the whole stadium. Enjoy!’ 

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