THERE’S only one place to be when the NSW Blues run out for Holden State of Origin Game 1 – and that’s among the passionate crowd at ANZ Stadium for the only Sydney game of the series.
After the Blues’ drought-breaking State of Origin series win over the mighty Queensland Maroons last year, this year’s opening game is guaranteed to be one of the biggest sporting clashes of 2015, as the Blues aim to go back-to-back and the Maroons seek revenge.
Show your true colours on Wednesday 27 May 2015 and cheer your state on to victory at ANZ Stadium.
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- Arrive early to soak up the pre-game atmosphere at Sydney Olympic Park. The pre-game party starts outside ANZ Stadium from 4pm (see more information below).
- With public transport included in all game-day tickets, fans are encouraged to use additional and direct train and bus services in place for the event.
- With a large crowd expected and peak hour traffic, it is best to leave the car at home, but if you do intend to drive, it is important to pre-book parking via the Sydney Olympic Park Authority website here.
Click here to purchase tickets.
For an event specific seating map, please click here.
For Conditions of Entry, please click here.
All tickets to State of Origin I at ANZ Stadium include entry and return travel on Sydney Trains services, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses and regular Sydney Buses (STA) services and Sydney Ferries services.
Fans are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the direct transport services in operation.
For more information on transport, see below.
ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT
A massive pre-Origin party is planned for Sydney Olympic Park, with the festivities kicking off from 4pm on Wednesday 27 May.
The focus of the party will be #TheSheds outside ANZ Stadium, which will feature a monster marquee, live bands, a 50m bar and visits by NSW Blues legends.
#TheSheds is open to all ticketholders but will double as one of the collection points for those electric blue wigs and T-shirts that are part and parcel of the Blatchy’s Blues match-day experience.
Other entertainment and activities in the precinct includes:
- Live bands
- Roving entertainment
- 40 pop-up cafes and food trucks
- 30 restaurants and bars
- An extension to The Brewery
- Vox pops with the crowd
There's no doubt that Sydney Olympic Park is the place to be in the lead up to Origin, so ask your boss for an early mark and head out early for an afternoon and night of unrivalled entertainment!
Getting to the Stadium:
- Additional Sydney Trains services are running between Central and Olympic Park every 15 minutes until 6:10pm and then every 7-8 minutes from 6:10pm to 9:30pm.
- Alternatively, catch a train to Lidcombe Station and then head to the Sprint Platform for a direct service to Olympic Park running every 10 minutes until 10:00pm.
Getting home from the Stadium:
- Olympic Park to Central Station services running every 5 minutes until 00:30am.
- Services between Olympic Park, Lidcombe and Blacktown run every 7-8 minutes from 10:00pm until 00:30am.
- Extra services to Wyong on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line leave Central at 10:15pm and 11:06pm, stopping at Strathfield, Eastwood, Epping, Hornsby then all stations to Wyong (except Wondabyne).
- An extra service to Kiama leaves Central at 00:44am, stopping Redfern, Wolli Creek, Hurstville, Sutherland, Waterfall, then all stations to Kiama.
- The 00:45am Central to Wyong service departing Strathfield 00:58 will continue (stopping all stations) to Hamilton.
For train information visit Sydney Trains timetables.
Trackwork is taking place during the event and may affect how you travel.
Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses start running between 3:45pm and 4:45pm depending on the route and arrive at the precinct from around 5:45pm. Services continue to arrive into Olympic Park until 7:55pm.
Return services start from approximately 10:00pm.
The last bus on each route leaves Sydney Olympic Park at 10:45pm.
Scheduled wheelchair accessible buses will travel on each route.
Sydney Buses Route 525 run between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.
With a large crowd expected for this highly anticipated event, fans who have not pre-booked parking are encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the increased public transport services.
For those who plan to drive, pre-booking your parking space is highly recommended, particularly for this event due to the traffic expected in the precinct. You can pre-book parking via:
• Ticketek, click here or call 132 849.
• Sydney Olympic Park Authority, click here.
Fans who do plan to drive should allow plenty of time to get to Sydney Olympic Park, find a parking space and get to their seat for the game.
It is strongly advised that you take advantage of return train and bus travel (included in your tickets) to the game, but if you decide to drive, the below routes are advised and can help minimise traffic issues:
- From the NORTH: Through Top Ryde, take Victoria Rd and then Silverwater Rd and Holker Street to Sydney Olympic Park;
- From the SOUTH: Turn onto Parramatta Road then Hill Road to Sydney Olympic Park;
- 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.
- From the WEST: Turn onto Silverwater Road then Holker Street or turn onto Hill Road, and then to Sydney Olympic Park.