- Tickets to Holden State of Origin games I and III at Stadium Australia on sale from Thursday 19 November
- Fans can watch Origin games at Stadium Australia from just $35
- A special two-game pass is on offer for both Sydney games
- Blues coach Laurie Daley has called for a full Blues house at both Sydney games in 2016
THE NSW Blues are returning home for two Holden State of Origin games in 2016 – and fans will be able to experience the action of both clashes live at Stadium Australia for as little as $35.
Tickets are now on sale for the two Sydney games – Origin I and Origin III – which will be held at the fortress of Origin football in NSW, Stadium Australia, on June 1 and July 13, 2016.
For the first time, a special two-game pass is on sale for both Sydney games for $75 (Club Ticketed Members) and $85 (General Public).
A limited number of $35 single-game tickets are available for both Club Ticketed Members and the general public.
Club Ticketed Members can purchase individual bronze category tickets for just $45 and family packages for $145.
Bronze category general public tickets will be available for $50 for both Stadium Australia games, with family packages priced at $155. A family of four could attend both Sydney matches for $260.
“In other words, State of Origin will be affordable for all fans in 2016,” NRL Chief Commercial Officer – Interim, Michael Brown said.
“State of Origin is one of the biggest sporting events of the year and we want to ensure fans can attend,” he said.
Mr Brown said the ticket prices are “early bird specials” and would increase marginally closer to the Origin dates. He said the early bird deals proved popular for this year’s Grand Final.
Mr Brown said a new Origin series attendance was set in 2015.
“We want to take advantage of that momentum and continue to encourage fans to be there for sport’s greatest rivalry,” he said.
NSW VB Blues coach Laurie Daley said he would love nothing more than to play in front of a full house in 2016.
“I urge Blues supporters to get in early and get on board with the Blatchys. We want there to be no doubt that this is the home of the Blues and to make the most of the home ground advantage,” Daley said.
“Tickets are well-priced this year and will go a long way towards creating a massive sea of blue at the Stadium that will give the team a huge lift when they run out.”
NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres added: “Next year’s State of Origin series promises to be explosive, with the Blues looking to win back the title.
“I encourage all fans to book their tickets today and get to Sydney for this match, which is proudly supported by the NSW Government through our tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.”
Stadium Australia Managing Director Daryl Kerry said it was great news for fans that tickets for two Origin games at the home of the Blues in 2016 were so affordable.
“Passionate Blues fans have given NSW a distinct edge at home in recent years, with the Blues winning four of the last six Origin games at Stadium Australia and six of the last eight games when they have hosted Game I of the series,” Mr Kerry said.
“Who will ever forget that famous Blues series win at Stadium Australia in 2014?
“With tickets to the 2016 series representing great value for money, Stadium Australia will no doubt be a sea of Blue for the two NSW home games in 2016.”
You can guarantee a premium seat for Origin I and III – and every event at Stadium Australia – by becoming an Stadium Australia Member. To enquire about Stadium Australia Membership, click here.
Or impress and indulge your clients with Stadium Australia’s Official Hospitality packages. Choose between a Private Suite, Zone box or a table of 10 in our Trophy Room to entertain your best clients. Bonus: Save 15% when you book any hospitality package to both Origin I and III. Enquiries here.