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Players launch Magic Round Brisbane
A little bit of magic is heading to Brisbane in 2019, with tickets on-sale for Magic Round Brisbane, to be held at Suncorp Stadium across Round Nine of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
For the first time in NRL history, one round will be held at one ground – and fans can purchase tickets to all eight matches across four days for under $100.
The Titans and Sharks will kick off the round on Thursday night (9 May) with ticket proceeds for this match going directly to a range of NRL aligned community charities.
NRL Chief Executive, Todd Greenberg joined NRL players in Brisbane today to celebrate tickets on sale and said Magic Round Brisbane would be a highlight on the NRL calendar in 2019.
“This will be one of our biggest events of the year and we’re planning for plenty of fan engagement and activities in the lead up to the round ,” Mr Greenberg said.
“Then there are the games themselves. Four days of Premiership Round footy at one of the best stadiums in one of the best cities in Australia – it doesn’t get much better than that.
“Our partners in Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing, along with our NRL clubs are right behind what will be a history-making round for our game, and I encourage as many fans as possible to secure their tickets early and come and experience the fantastic hospitality Brisbane has to offer.”
Queensland’s Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones invited footy fans from around the country to witness magic in Brisbane.
“It’s no secret that Queensland is the home of rugby league and that Suncorp Stadium is the best rugby league stadium in Australia, so I know the atmosphere throughout the city will be magic for this event,” Ms Jones said.
“I invite footy fans from across Australia to come to Brisbane, explore our state capital’s unique tourism experiences, friendly hospitality, the vibrant precinct of Suncorp Stadium and make a long weekend out of it.”
Brisbane Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk said hosting the NRL Magic Round is a win for Brisbane – Australia’s New World City – with the city ready to welcome every NRL club for an action-packed weekend of rugby league.
“As a destination known for sporting events, Brisbane is the natural fit for the NRL Magic Round – a major event which will be a truly memorable experience, and something never-before seen in the Australian sport,” Cr. Quirk said.
“Magic Round Brisbane will further cement our city’s reputation as a destination for blockbuster sport, with a raft of exclusive major events set to be held across the city in the next twelve months.”
In addition to the matches, there will be a range of fan-based activities and signing sessions, along with a party atmosphere precinct around Suncorp Stadium.
A range of ticket options for Magic Round Brisbane are now available for club members and fans.
To reserve your seats across the round, head to www.nrl.com/tickets
Special deals on NRL Travel Packages are also available for local or interstate travellers, with information at www.nrl.com/travel
Further information on Magic Round Brisbane will be available closer to the Round next year (Round Nine: 9-12 May 2019) at www.nrl.com/magic
Magic Round Brisbane is supported by the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing.
Magic Round Brisbane
Round Nine of the 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership
Thursday 9 May – Sunday 12 May, 2019 – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
All 16 NRL clubs – One Round – One Ground
Thursday 9 May
Titans vs. Sharks
Friday 10 May
Tigers vs. Panthers
Sea Eagles vs. Broncos
Saturday 11 May
Bulldogs vs. Knights
Warriors vs. Dragons
Storm vs. Eels
Sunday 12 May
Roosters vs. Raiders
Rabbitohs vs. Cowboys