Notice to media covering NRL State of Origin II 2014
13 Jun 2014
Before a crowd of more than 80,000, the NSW Blues will look to end an eight year Origin-drought on Wednesday 18 June, when the 2014 NRL State of Origin game II will be held at ANZ Stadium Sydney Olympic Park.
Sydney Olympic Park landmarks will be awash with electrifying BLUE lights from 5pm and the Park will be buzzing with loads of FREE entertainment from 4pm.
Ticketholders are strongly advised to leave the car at home and opt for public transport, which is included in the cost of the tickets.
Those planning to drive despite advice should pre-book parking for a flat rate of $25 via the Sydney Olympic Park website. With traffic delays expected on Homebush Bay Drive, motorists should also consider the following alternative driving routes:
• From the North: Through Top Ryde, take Victoria Road, then Silverwater Road and turn into Holker Street.
• From the South: From Centenary Drive, turn onto Parramatta Road then take either Birnie Avenue or Hill Road.
• From the West: Turn onto Silverwater Road then onto Hill Road.
• From the East: Take Parramatta Road, then Birnie Avenue or Hill Road.
If you are driving along Victoria Road consider taking Silverwater Road then Holker Street.
Fans are encouraged to avoid the rush and arrive early to soak-up the FREE entertainment and awesome big game atmosphere...
From 4pm at Cathy Freeman Park and surrounds, graffiti artists, DJs, musicians and a myriad of internationally-themed food stalls will be available, extended trading hours means there’s more than 30 bars, restaurants and cafés to choose from.
Near Olympic Park train station and adjacent to ANZ Stadium, The Sheds marquee will be open to fans as the ultimate “Blues” meeting area, with an Olympic-sized bar and the chance to hear from NSW legends.
Game II of the 2014 NRL State of Origin series will kick-off at 8pm. ANZ Stadium gates will open at 5.30pm.
Getting to-and-from sydney olympic park use public transport – FREE for all event ticketholders
• If driving, pre-book parking and use alternate driving routes
• Arrive early and stay late – late-trade dining options and pre-game entertainment from 4pm
Free entertainment and highlight attractions
• 4pm – music and big screen entertainment. Plus “The Sheds” in Cathy Freeman Park will feature food and live entertainment, NRL Legends, an Olympic-sized bar and a chance to win your way onto the field
• 5pm - Graffiti and hip hop sounds
• 6pm - Blues team bus convoy
Dining options, pre-and-post game
• 30+ cafes, bars and restaurants, some open post game
• 20+ international-themed food stalls, 4pm – 11.00pm
• Pre-game atmosphere