We're a good grand final bunch - well, mostly

A HEAVILY-resourced police operation involving seven different types of officers caught just 31 people even with 130,000 punters flooding Sydney Olympic Park.

Police dispatched teams from its South West Metropolitan Region, Public Order and Riot Squad, Operations Support Group, Mounted Police Unit, Dog Unit, Police Transport Command and Licensing Police in an effort to keep the torrent of human traffic under control.

In its aftermath, Police praised the behaviour of visitors as more than 80,000 headed to ANZ Stadium for the NRL Grand Final and scores of others were drawn in by nearby One Direction concerts and the EB Games Expo.

The confrontation between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and Sydney Roosters had crowd "anti-social behaviour" at its lowest on record, according to police.

Operation Commander Superintendent Peter Gillam said he was pleased with the results, especially with the large crowds at Sydney Olympic Park.

"A vast majority of the crowds were on their best behaviour and it was great to see footy fans enjoying the match in the true spirit of the game," he said.

"I'm pleased the NRL Grand Final is recognised as a family-friendly event where anti-social behaviour is not tolerated."

Although lavish with their praise for punters' behaviour at the NRL grand final on Sunday, there were still some bad eggs including 28 people kicked out of stadium for being too drunk.

Another three were banned for "anti-social behaviour" including a 40-year-old man who was given a ticket for "offensive language".


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