The NRL has announced that fans will be able to watch Holden State of Origin Games at ANZ Stadium during the 2016 series for as little as $35.
A Member Buying Window is now operating, with tickets to go on sale this week for the gernael public on Wednesday, for the two Sydney games - Origin 1 and Origin 3 - which will be held at ANZ Stadium on June 1 and July 13, 2016.
For the first time, a special two game pass will go on sale for both Sydney games for $75 (Club Ticketed Members) and $85 (General Public).
A limited number of $35 single-game tickets will also be 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 ANZ Stadium 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 announced today were “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.
General public tickets will go on sale on Thursday (November 19).
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.”
ANZ Stadium 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 ANZ Stadium 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 ANZ Stadium in 2014?
“With tickets to the 2016 series representing great value for money, ANZ Stadium will no doubt be a sea of Blue for the two NSW home games in 2016.”
Tickets will be available from www.nrl.com/tickets
Tickets for State of Origin II, which will be played at Suncorp Stadium on June 22, 2016, will go on sale early next year.
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