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Brisbane Secures NRL Magic Round Until 2027

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Brisbane Secures NRL Magic Round Until 2027

With the 2024 NRL Magic Round now complete, the NRL on Friday confirmed that the event will continue to be hosted at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium until 2027, generating an expected $120 million into the Queensland economy.

Australian Rugby League Chairman Peter V’landys AM and National Rugby League CEO Andrew Abdo announced the news alongside Queensland Premier Steven Miles and Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner made the announcement on Friday ahead of the opening match between the Canberra Raiders and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

Since its inception in 2019, NRL Magic Round has become one of Queensland’s largest events, filling local accommodation and seeing tens of thousands of fans planning an extended Queensland getaway months in advance.

2024’s saw the NRLW State of Origin match between the New South Wales Blues and Queensland Maroons take place on the Thursday night, drawing a record-crowd of 24,492 fans.Television numbers also showed that the match was the most-watched Women’s State of Origin match on record, with Channel Nine’s free-to-air viewership higher than free-to-air viewership for any NRL Telstra Premiership match this season.

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