Sun 24 Jun
THE NSW Blues are playing for a Holden State of Origin series victory in front of their passionate home fans today when they line up against Queensland in a historic Sunday Origin Game II at ANZ Stadium.
Brad Fittler’s exciting young Blues team is on the verge of giving NSW only its second Origin series win in 12 years after an edge-of-your-seats 22-12 win in Game I at the MCG.
Despite Queensland’s recent series dominance, the Blues have won 5 of the last 9 games at ANZ Stadium with their home fans – led by the wig-wearing Blatchys Blues – making the difference.
|4:00PM||NSW Residents v QLD Residents|
|7:40PM||Kick Off: Holden State of Origin II - NSW v QLD|
Don’t get caught out - to ensure a smooth entry into ANZ Stadium on the night, we have some helpful tips for you below:
- Arrive early to soak up the pre-game atmosphere at Sydney Olympic Park. Pre-game party starts outside ANZ Stadium from 2:45pm (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.
- To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW game day event page here.
- Leave the car at home – with a large crowd expected, all fans who have not pre-booked parking should not drive.
- Allow additional time for the security screening process when entering the Stadium.
ACTIVITIES AND MASSIVE PRE-GAME PARTY
The traditional pre-Origin party in Sydney Olympic Park will take on a new twist this year with a Sunday Origin giving fans the opportunity to celebrate all afternoon.
From 2:45pm fans will be able to soak in the atmosphere with a host of activities and entertainment in the precinct.
The focus of the party will be the all new Tooheys New Sheds in Cathy Freeman Park, which will feature a monster marquee, live music, a 50m bar and visits by NSW Blues legends (hosted by Triple M's Gus Worland).
Blue theming will bring the Park to life as fans make their way to ANZ Stadium and a host of family and fan engagement activations outside the gates will give you plenty to do before heading inside.
An international eat street will combine with Sydney Olympic Park's range of restaurants and cafes plus an extension to The Brewery bar making it the perfect place to hang out.
We hope you enjoy the blockbuster that is Holden State of Origin!
SAFTY AND SECURITY AT ANZ STADIUM
Public safety is our No.1 priority at ANZ Stadium.
The Stadium works closely with NSW Police and other authorities to identify risks at all events.
A high NSW Police and Security presence will be in place for 2018 Hoden State of Origin II, both inside ANZ Stadium and throughout the Sydney Olympic Park precinct before, during and after the event.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early and leave additional time for the security screening process when entering the Stadium. This process will include mandatory bag searches and personal checks.
Only small bags (no larger than 30cm x 40cm) are permitted into ANZ Stadium for events, and all bags will be checked by security. Fans should arrive without bags if possible.
See something/Say something: Please report any unusual or suspicious behaviour or unattended items to Customer Service staff, Police or Security.
Thank you for helping us provide a safe environment for this great event.
All tickets to the Holden State of Origin II at ANZ Stadium include entry and return travel on Sydney Trains services, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses, regular Sydney Buses (STA) services and Sydney Ferries services. With a full house expected, fans who have not pre booked parking should leave the car at home and take advantage of the additional and direct public transport services available for the event.
TRAINS / BUSES
To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW game day event page here or use the Transport NSW Trip Planner to help plan your journey. It will give you up-to-date train and bus timetable information. Click here for more information.
Plenty of additional services will run to Olympic Park:
- Central to Sydney Olympic Park – every 7-8 minutes between from 16:27 until 21:30, stopping at Redfern and Strathfield then Olympic Park.
- Blacktown to Sydney Olympic Park – leaving every 10 minutes between 16:00 and 21:30 stopping all stations to Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe and Olympic Park.
- Penrith and Schofields to Sydney Olympic Park – leaving every 20 minutes between 16:00 and 21:00 stopping all stations to Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe and Olympic Park.
- Blue Mountains Lineservices to Central – between 16:41 and 20:41 will make an additional stop at Lidcombe.
- You can catch a train to Lidcombe Station then head to Platform Zero for a direct service to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes.
Additional late night services will run from Olympic Park, Lidcombe and Central to help you get home:
- Olympic Park to Central – will leave every 5 minutes from 21:30 to 23:30, and every 7-8 minuted between 23:30 and 00:30 stopping at Strathfield, Redfern then Central.
- Olympic Park to St Marys– will leave every 7-8 minutes from 21:30 until 23:30 and every 10 minutes from 23:30 until 00:30, stopping at Lidcombe, Granville, Parramatta, Westmead, Seven Hills and Blacktown and all stations to St Marys.
- Olympic Park to Penrith– will leave every 7-8 minutes from 21:30 until 23:30 and every 10 minutes from 23:30 until 00:30, stopping at Lidcombe, Granville, Parramatta, Westmead, Seven Hills and Blacktown and all stations to, St Marys and Penrith.
- Lidcome to Campbelltown – additional services will leave Lidcombe at 22:20, 22:50 and 23:20, stopping all stations via Granville.
- T3 Bankstown Line:An additional service to the city stopping all stations via Bankstown will leave Lidcombe at 22:55.
- T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: an additional service to Hurstville will leave Central at 23:13 stopping all stations to Hurstville.
- Blue Mountains Line: all trains leaving Central 22:00 until 00:30 will make an additional stop at Lidcombe.
- Dapto: an additional service will leave Central at 23:03 stopping at Redfern, Sutherland then all stations to Dapto
- Kiama: an additional service will leave Central at 00:04 stopping at Redfern, Sutherland then all stations to Kiama.
- Central Coast & Newcastle Line: an additional service will leave Central at 23:16, stopping Strathfield (23:32), Eastwood, Epping, Hornsby and then all stations (except Wondabyne) to Newcastle Interchange.
- Southern Highlands Line:an additional service will leave Campbelltown at 23:52, stopping all stations to Moss Vale
For the latest trackwork information, check Trackwork Service Updates.
Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses start running between 14:14 and 14:56, approximately every 5 to 15 minutes depending on the route, and begin arriving into the precinct from 15:40 until 19:30
Return services will start running after the game at 22:00 with the last bus on each route leaving Sydney Olympic Park at 23:00.
Visit routes and timetables and search your bus route number for full timetable details. You can also use the Trip Planner for up-to-date information on the major event buses and all the available transport options to get you to and from Olympic Park.
The nearest Ferry Terminal to ANZ Stadium is the Sydney Olympic Park Wharf.
Ferries will be departing on a regular weekend schedule.
Circular Quay to Sydney Olympic Park - every 30 mins between 12:07 and 15:07 stopping all stops. Total travel time 56 mins.
Barangaroo to Sydney Olympic Park - every 40 mins between 13:18 and 17:18 stopping all stops. Total travel time 45 mins.
Parramatta to Sydney Olympic Park - every hour between 12:38 and 15:38 stopping at Rydalmere. Total travel time 30 mins.
A regular shuttle bus will run between Sydney Olympic Park Wharf and ANZ Stadium.
Depending on tides some services to and from Parramatta Wharf may be replaced by buses. See the low tide replacement bus calendar for affected services.
Car parks are expected to fill quickly, so ensure you pre-book your parking. Patrons are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the additional and direct train services, and major event buses, in operation for the event.
You can pre-book parking via:
- Sydney Olympic Park Authority: Print your ticket at home by clicking here. Please note: pre-booked parking tickets cannot be booked on the day of the event.
- Ticketek: Order your tickets by clicking here or calling 132 849. Please note: These can only be mailed out to customers or collected from Ticketek agencies.
Patrons who have pre booked their parking must allow plenty of time to get to the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct, park their car and get to their seat for the match. If you haven't pre-booked your parking, patrons are strongly advised to come up with an alternative travel plan.
If you’re planning on driving to the match allow plenty of extra travel time as heavy traffic is expected on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park.
The best way to beat the queues is to leave the car at home and take public transport instead. Plan your trip here.
Changed traffic conditions for the WestConnex project may also affect how you travel. For the latest updates visit WestConnex News.
Sydney Olympic Park Authority may close some local roads to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during events. For specific road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority.
REPORT ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
A patron text message service will operate for all events. If you experience any issues during an event, SMS 0419 403 360 with your issue and location.