Thousands Expected This Sunday at Sydney Olympic Park
01 Oct 2014
FANS URGED TO ARRIVE EARLY AND ALLOW AMPLE TIME FOR TRAVEL
Crowds of up to 100,000 are expected at Sydney Olympic Park this Sunday 5 October, when the EB Games Expo will be held at Sydney Showground and the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final will see the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs battle it out at ANZ Stadium.
Footy fans are urged to allow ample travel time and take public transport, included in the cost of event tickets.
In addition to avoiding the rush, Rugby League fans who arrive early will find plenty of FREE pre-match entertainment at Cathy Freeman Park (opposite ANZ Stadium) and surrounds including:
• 12.00pm: More than 20 internationally-themed street food options on Olympic Boulevard in addition to more than 30 cafés, bars and restaurants open across Sydney Olympic Park. Fans will also find a carnival featuring rides, team bars, family-friendly activities and a merchandise marquee on Olympic Boulevard.
• 2.00pm: FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT ZONE at Cathy Freeman Park with live music, a beer garden and kids' activities.
• POST-MATCH: Sydney Olympic Park’s iconic landmarks will be illuminated in the colours of the winning team, and restaurants and cafés will remain open for extended trading hours across Sydney Olympic Park
Media commentators are reminded that Sydney Olympic Park is officially a suburb and NOT part of Homebush which is a separate suburb serviced by its own railway station approximately 3km away from Olympic Park train station. Incorrect references to the venue cause confusion, leading commuters to incorrectly disembark in the wrong suburb.
Those planning to drive despite of advice should pre-book parking via the Sydney Olympic Park website.
Parking at P1 (via Edwin Flack Avenue, nearest to Olympic Boulevard) is already sold out; however a limited number of pre-booked parking alternatives are still available at P3, P5 and P6 car parks at Sydney Olympic Park. With 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.
ANZ Stadium gates will open at 1.30pm. The Telstra Premiership Grand Final will kick-off at 7.15pm.
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