Arrive early to Sydney Olympic Park ahead of Origin

17 Jun 2014

Arrive early to Sydney Olympic Park ahead of Origin

Fans looking to cheer on the NSW Blues to a series win in State of Origin II this Wednesday night at ANZ Stadium are being encouraged to leave the car at home and take public transport to Sydney Olympic Park to make the most of a big evening.

Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres said tickets to State of Origin include the cost of public transport with special train services and major event buses running to Sydney Olympic Park.

“Origin is always a big night, so make an even bigger night of it and arrive early to take advantage of the free entertainment and the huge variety of cafés, restaurants, bars and bistros that will be open late for Origin fans, along with temporary food and drink stands to cater for the huge crowds,” Mr Ayres said

A capacity crowd of over 84,000 will pack ANZ Stadium for the second State of Origin game this Wednesday.

To help set the stage, ANZ Stadium and Olympic Park railway station will be painted in NSW Blue with a spectacular light show featuring projections of game legends, while free entertainment on the ground will help get the crowd in the mood to cheer on the Blues over their Maroon rivals.

Fans can also follow the Blues team bus convoy through the Park to ANZ Stadium at 6pm.

“Given the passion of the Blues’ supporters, it’s expected to be a full house at ANZ Stadium this Wednesday night, so fans planning to drive should expect heavy traffic and allow plenty of extra travel time.

“They should also pre-book their parking to ensure there’s a place for them and their cars,” Mr Ayres said.

Limited reserved parking for a flat fee of $25 can be booked online at

“I’m sure I speak for every passionate NSW Blues fan in wishing Laurie Daley’s boys all the best in what will hopefully be a crushing defeat of the Maroons and a series win here on home soil,” Mr Ayres concluded.

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