10 Reasons Why You Need To Get Your State Of Origin Perth Tickets

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Time to choose a side - Blue or Maroon?
State of Origin Perth

Arguably Australia’s biggest sporting event, AMPOL State of Origin, will kick off at Optus Stadium this Sunday and to get you pumped we have listed 10 of the many reasons why you need to be a part of the action.

Perth was at the centre of an NRL fan-frenzy in June 2019, when Optus Stadium hosted its first-ever State of Origin game in front of a sold-out capacity crowd of more than 59,000 people.

And with the plans in place for State of Origin 2022, no doubt we can expect an even bigger and better show.

10 reasons why you need to head to State of Origin Perth Game 2.

Biggest sporting rivalry in Australia

Our Western Derby and the ANZAC Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon aren’t in the same league when it comes to sporting rivalry of the State of Origin.

The divide between New South Wales and Queensland goes much deeper than a state border, teammates will go head to head, family households and friends will be divided for 3 days of the year as each takes their stand for the blue or the maroon.

Grinspoon to take the stage

Not only do you get to witness a great game of NRL, but for Game 2 of Origin in Perth, Grinspoon will headline the prematch entertainment.

As part of the entertainment, there will also be a spectacular light show, Indigenous cultural dance and the traditional Welcome to Country.

To top it all off before the kick-off, the national anthem will be performed by Courtney Monsma, star of Disney’s Frozen – The Hit Broadway Musical (opening in Perth from August 25).

That first tackle

This ain’t no go through the motion exhibition series and the first tackle of every State of Origin game is proof.

As one team kicks off, the receiving team catches the ball and then offloads the ball to one of their biggest men.

He then runs full steam at the opposing team where they have to try and stop a +120kg man running full steam in his tracks. The thump of that tackle will be heard and felt throughout Optus Stadium.

There is simply nothing quite like the first tackle of an Origin game – trust us!

The big hits

The hits don’t stop there as each team takes no prisoners.

State Of Origin is a finals-like event with each team playing at 100% until the final whistle sounds.

There will be big tackles and big moments throughout the game and you never know when you might just witness Origin history.

State of Origin - Optus Stadium

Fast-paced action

NRL has done a great job in recent years to help speed up the game and with the intensity of the State of Origin, fans can expect a fast pace and action-packed game as the best of the best in Australia all go head to head for state pride.

For those that need an overview of the rules – the team on offence has 6 tackles in which to score either via try or field goal.

This means you can’t simply play a slow possession game in your back half waiting for an opportunity, you need to work fast and try and gain as much ground as possible with your 6 attempts. If you don’t score, the opposition then gets their turn to score and you then have to go to work on defence to ensure your opposition doesn’t score or gain a lot of ground. Then the cycle continues.

There are other sports outside of AFL

It’s no secret we love our AFL here in WA and it is the code of choice for many sports fans, however, maybe it’s time to broaden your horizons and take a look at the game which is as, if not more popular than AFL over east.

Give something WCE fans to cheer about at a game

This one is for the West Coast supporters out there.

It hasn’t been a great season and there hasn’t been much to cheer about other than JK kicking his 700th goal.

So this is the perfect opportunity to head to Optus Stadium and see a great sporting show.

The decider

Perth has been lucky to capture Game 2 of the State of Origin series.

What does that mean?

It means that this game is a series decider. Queensland has won game 1 and a win in Perth will see them claim the series victory. This means everything is on the line for New South Wales as they must win to keep the series alive.

It’s the game you want to be at for any Origin fan – other than a tied series going into Game 3 of course.

More than just a game

To add to the excitement and the entertainment, on the field, brand new ‘light-up’ goalposts will be in use throughout the game and a first at Optus Stadium.

The half-time interval will feature the Ampol Little Origin game with local junior players, the KFC Bucket Catch, and the Chemist Warehouse Zorb Ball Race.

Show NSW & QLD we know how to put on a show

We might be biased, however, there have also been many awards to back up this statement – Optus Stadium is the best stadium in Australia.

Yes the MCG, the home of football is impressive – but it doesn’t quite put on a show and let’s be honest look as stunning as our Optus Stadium.

So to further cement the fact the West is best and that Optus Stadium is a landmark in itself the east-coasters should be jealous of and wish to visit – we need to put on a full house and show them we can do anything better than them, especially when it comes to putting on a show for one of their own games.

State of Origin Game 2 Details

  • When: Sunday, 26th June 2022
  • Time: 5:50 pm
  • Location: Optus Stadium

Grab your tickets to State of Origin Game 2 at ticketmaster.com.au.

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