• SYDNEY GEARS UP FOR WEEK OF SPORTING BLOCKBUSTERS

29 May 2016

  • Sydney's #WeekOfBlockusters: State of Origin Wednesday 1 June; Socceroos v Greece Saturday 4 June
  • More than 130,000 fans expected at two major events at ANZ Stadium across four days
  • Huge pre-game festivities planned for both games, fans encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the day

Julian Keith

ONE of the biggest weeks of sport on the 2016 calendar is here with ANZ Stadium hosting a mighty week of sporting blockbusters.

From Wednesday 1 June to Saturday 4 June Sydney will be bouncing as some of world’s biggest sporting stars come to town.

Sydney’s whirlwind #WeekOfBlockbusters includes:

More than 130,000 fans are expected through the gates at ANZ Stadium for the back-to-back games of elite sport.

Holden State of Origin Game I

Game I of the 2016 Holden State of Origin series will see Laurie Daley’s squad return to their spiritual home at ANZ Stadium, with the Blues determined to take back the Shield and restore the pride of NSW.

Check out the full NSW Blues team set to take on Queensland here.

The legendary pre-Origin party will once again be a huge part of the day with The Sheds in Cathy Freeman Park as the focus. With a monster marquee, a 50m bar and a host of entertainment including live music and a visit by 20 Blues legends, The Sheds is the place to be from 4pm.

Blatchys Blues ticket holders will be able to pick up their wigs and t-shirts from The Sheds.

Check out all the Origin event and ticket details here.

The Dodoni Series: Caltex Socceroos v Greece

Just three days later the Socceroos will step onto the ANZ Stadium pitch for the first time since their sensational 2015 AFC Asian Cup triumph to take on one of Europe’s great footballing nations, Greece.

You can see the full Socceroos squad here.

While the Socceroos will enjoy huge home nation support as they prepare for the next stage of World Cup qualifying matches, there is sure to be plenty of sky blue and white in the stadium as Greece will have the backing of a large and passionate Greek Australian community.

The football festivities will kick-off early in Sydney Olympic Park with a Greek-style party set to light up the precinct with food, drink and football activities from 5pm.

Head here for all the event and ticket details for Socceroos v Greece.

Sydney’s sporting #WeekOfBlockbusters at ANZ Stadium will coincide with Vivid Sydney, the annual festival of Light, Music & Ideas, and will attract thousands of visitors to the city, so make sure you’re a part of all the colour, passion and entertainment that is the #WeekOfBlockbusters in Sydney.

You can guarantee a premium seat to the #WeekOfBlockbusters and every regular sporting event at the Stadium by becoming an ANZ Stadium Member. To enquire about ANZ Stadium Membership, click here.

Or, impress and indulge your clients with ANZ Stadium's Official Hospitality packages. Choose between a Private Suite, Zone Box or a table of 10 in our Trophy Room to entertain your important clients. Enquiries here.