The NRL is edging closer and closer to a historic match in the USA next year, a week before start of the NRL Telstra Premiership. According to NRL CEO, Todd Greenberg, the NRL’s dream of playing a regular-season game on US soil could finally become a reality in 2019.
The match will most likely be played in Los Angeles as it’s the only city that Australians can fly directly to, making it an ideal choice logistically, and the climate of the ‘City of Angels’ in March will be similar to the conditions in Australia, making it easier for players to adapt. Furthermore, LA is also the best city from a marketing perspective to host this historic event as any major sporting event held in the bright lights of LA draw mass attention. As no official news has been announced regarding the teams, dates and location, please keep an eye on the page as we’ll be updating this page as soon as any official news is announced!
The Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos have both been discussed as the two front runners to face off on US soil although nothing has been officially announced. What also been proposed by the NRL CEO is that the two teams travelling to the USA will arrive at least 10 days before the game to adjust to the time zone difference and the climate, and receive at least 12 days to recover once they are back in Australia. Additionally, the teams that will be going the US will start their NRL season in Australia week later, whilst teams not going to USA will start their season on the regular NRL schedule.
If you’d love to be there to witness history be made and experience the very first live NRL game in the USA, then please Pre-Register your interest by completing the form below. Once our official 2019 NRL USA Opening Match travel packages & deals are released, one of our friendly travel consultants will be in touch to discuss our range of packages and your travel requirements.
2019 NRL USA Opening Match Travel Packages will likely include the following:
- Accommodation at a selection of quality & centrally-located hotels
- Official NRL tickets
- Exclusive sportsnet experiences
- Sightseeing activities
- PLUS much more!
2019 NRL USA Opening Match – Event Details
|Official Event Name:||NRL USA Opening Match|
|Event Start Date:||To Be Announced|
|Event End Date:||To Be Announced|
|Event Official Website:||https://www.nrl.com/
|Event Category:||Rugby League|
|Performers||To Be Announced|
|Event Location:||To be Announced|
|Event Address:||To be Announced|