• #EASTERFOOTYFEST – THREE SPORTING BLOCKBUSTERS AT ANZ STADIUM TO LIGHT UP SYDNEY THIS EASTER WEEKEND

26 Mar 2015

  • ANZ Stadium set to stage the NRL Grand Final rematch, Swans' season opener and Easter Monday classic
  • Travel smart with additional major event public transport services
  • Plan your strategy to arrive early with large crowds on the way
  • Ditch the car and take public transport with the cost of return travel on trains and Major Event Buses included in all tickets

SYDNEY Olympic Park is the place to be Easter weekend with two huge NRL blockbusters, the Swans' season opener and the Easter Show all in one location.

With more than 100,000 fans in attendance per day at Sydney Olympic Park for the Sydney Royal Easter Show, fans are encouraged to plan their transport arrangements and travel smart by taking advantage of additional major event public transport services.

In great news for fans, additional trains and Major Event Buses will be operating to an Olympic standard for the duration of a jam-packed Easter weekend, with the cost of return travel included in all game-day tickets.

The line-up across Easter includes:

• The Grand Final rematch everyone’s been waiting for – the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v South Sydney Rabbitohs. Over 40,000 fans attended last year’s Easter blockbuster between the two teams and anticipation is even higher for the 2014 Grand Finalists to square off again at 4pm Friday 3 April. More info here.

• The Swans’ season opener on Easter Saturday 4 April against the Essendon Bombers at 4:30pm. Cheer, cheer the red and white and get behind the Swans in their season opener at ANZ Stadium.

• And another Easter Monday classic between the Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers. More than 50,000 fans were kept on the edge of their seats last year as the Tigers stole a heart-stopping 21-18 victory over the Eels. Be part of an epic Easter Monday showdown at 3pm 6 April.

With all tickets including the cost of travel to Sydney Olympic Park on trains, Major Event Buses and regular buses, there's no better way to travel. In an added bonus, direct trains will operate from Central Station (stopping at Redfern and Strathfield) every seven minutes between 8:30am and midnight on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday. Major Event Buses will also run from Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.

If driving, it’s essential you pre-book your parking at Sydney Olympic Park.

With Sydney Olympic Park expected to attract over 175,000 patrons for Easter Friday – followed by 125,000 fans on Easter Saturday and Monday – travel plans are a must.

The following recommended arrival times are strongly encouraged:

  • 2pm on Easter Friday;
  • 2:30pm on Easter Saturday;
  • And 1pm on Easter Monday.

For travel tips and more information go to Transport NSW