Getting into the footy finals action around Sydney city

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It’s that time of year again. Time to celebrate all things footy!

Whether you follow the AFL or NRL, two big weekends of footy finals fever are upon us.

The Preliminary Finals for both the AFL and NRL are on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September. The main event – the big Grand Final – then kicks off for the AFL at 2:30pm on Saturday 30 September, and NRL at 7:30pm on Sunday October 1.

Here’s some budget busting ways to take in all the action of Footy Finals Fever in Inner Sydney!

Head to your local pub

Catch all the action on the big sports screens over a drink with mates at your local.

  • Hit the sports bar in the Ashfield Hotel. With large screens that will ensure you won’t miss a minute of the footy finals action, they also have a great beer garden.
  • Soak up the sporting atmosphere at Briar’s Sports Bar in Concord. Where better to enjoy the footy than in a club that celebrates all things sport!
  • In Marrickville, The Henson is one of those fabulous old-school pubs. A great spot to take in the game over a quiet drink or meal.
  • Or soak up the country-style pub vibes of The Courthouse Hotel in Newtown. A favourite venue for Sydney Swans fans, this is the place to be to take in all the action of the AFL finals.
  • Wherever you are around Inner Sydney, check out what’s happening at your local pub, and enjoy the footy on the big screen!

Head to your local club

What better place to immerse yourself in footy finals fever than at your nearest club.

  • In Redfern, head to Club Redfern on Redfern Street. This little club has a great community vibe and has full sports coverage and a TAB.
  • In Bondi Junction, Easts Leagues is the proud home to the Sydney Roosters, and a great spot to celebrate footy finals fever.
  • The Bondi Junction RSL is another great spot to enjoy watching the game while grabbing a drink or two at cheap club prices.
  • Enjoy your footy with a seaside vibe at the Maroubra Seals. Grab a cheap and tasty meal from the bistro and kick back while you watch the game.

BBQ with your mates

Save a stack of cash and skip the worry about how to get home after a few drinks. Host a footy finals party at home!

  • Check out this handy guide to hosting a grand final bbq. There’s some practical and money saving tips that will ensure success.
  • If you do want to whip up some tasty treats for your guests, check out these fabulous footy finals food ideas.
  • Ask everyone to BYO drinks and some meat for the bbq. This ensures there’s loads for everyone, and keeps the cost down for you as the host.
  • The basic rules are – have loads of food, ice, good company and a great TV to watch the action!
  • Check out this handy Grand Finals Kit for a great planning checklist, ideas and signage.

Up the ante with a sweep

Don’t lose a stack of cash betting online or at the pub. Stay on budget while getting into the swing of footy finals fever by holding a sweep with your mates.

  • Options include first goal scorer, first try scorer or first points scored.
  • Check your local paper or favourite sports website for a template, or use this sweep from a prior season as inspiration to create your own.
  • Then sit back as the action kicks off, and wait to see who wins!

Get the kids involved

So whether you teams wins or loses, you can be sure of having a great time while you soak up the fun of Footy Finals Fever in Inner Sydney!

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