Brisbane will host this year’s NRL Grand Final with Suncorp Stadium, on Wednesday afternoon, confirmed as the venue.
Some 33 years after the Brisbane Broncos entered the competition, Queensland’s capital has landed rugby league’s showpiece game.
The state has only ever hosted one competition decider, with Brisbane beating Cronulla in the breakaway Super League in 1998.
However, the Oct. 3 NRL Grand Final will be the first time Queensland hosts the season finale in a unified competition.
The NSW Government had earlier Wednesday confirmed that the state would not be able to host the annual event due to the COVID-19 outbreak in greater Sydney, paving the way for it to be moved north.
Brisbane had always been favorite to host the Grand Final, with some interest from Melbourne and the NRL towards New Zealand.
However, coronavirus outbreaks in both those destinations have long made Queensland the most obvious choice, with the NRL’s hub already based there since July.