More than 30,000 tickets were sold yesterday for the two State of Origin matches to be
held this year at the redeveloped Suncorp Stadium, the Deputy Premier and Minister for
Sport, Mr Terry Mackenroth, said.
Mr Mackenroth said it was the most tickets ever sold in one day for State of Origin
matches in Queensland.
"Suncorp Stadium will be a world class venue and these sales figures indicate footy fans
are just as keen as the players to experience the atmosphere in the new ‘cauldron'," Mr
"The first match at the Stadium will be on June 1 when the Broncos clash with the
"However the official opening will occur on June 11 on the day of the first State of Origin
match and yesterday people queued for hours to show they weren't prepared to miss out
on a ticket for this special day."
Mr Mackenroth encouraged any fans who hadn't bought their tickets to be quick because
the game was headed for a sell-out.
"Suncorp Stadium is going to be an absolutely fantastic venue," he said.
"The closest seats are only six metres from the sideline and because of the way the
stadium is designed every patron in every seat will feel like they are almost on top of the
action on the field.
"The official opening on June 11 will be a special occasion and fans at the match will
become part of history when they cheer Queensland to victory for the first time ever at the
redeveloped Suncorp Stadium."