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Your complete game day guide for Game One of the 2022 Ampol State of Origin series at Accor Stadium.

Event Details

  • 4:00pm — Precinct activities commence
  • 5:00pm — Gates open at Accor Stadium
  • 5:15pm — NSW Police v QLD Police
  • 7:30pm — On-field pre-match entertainment
  • 8:10pm — Game One, NSW Blues v QLD Maroons

Partner Activations

Official NRL partners will add to the excitement of the Ampol State of Origin series opener with plenty of activities for fans across the night.

  • Take on the challenge of Youi's virtual kick
  • Pick up a Chemist Warehouse pack from the House of Wellness van and pass-the-ball challenge
  • TikTok comedy show with NRLW stars
  • Cheer on the Maroons or the Blues with the Solo Noise-O-Metre
  • Chances to win with the KFC half time bucket challenge and Chemist Warehouse Zorb race
  • Watch the next generation of State of Origin stars with the Ampol Little Origin teams taking the field
  • Great fan cams throughout the match including a special Nutbush to win a P&O cruise

Match day information

With a full house expected for State of Origin I, the precinct will be busy. Allow plenty of travel time with heavy traffic expected at Sydney Olympic Park.

Arrive early to soak up the big game atmosphere at Sydney Olympic Park with the pre-game party outside Accor Stadium from 4:00pm.

Public transport is included in all game day tickets. Fans are encouraged to take advantage of the many additional and direct train and major event bus services in place for the event. All car parks have sold out — do not drive to the venue unless you have pre-booked your parking.

To plan your trip, visit the Transport for NSW game day event page here.

Avoid the queues and arrive early, leaving plenty of time for the Stadium entry Process and be in your seats for the 7.30pm pre-game entertainment.

Please ensure you print your ezyticket or access your mobile ticket prior to arriving at the venue, to assist in a smooth entry.

Transport information

Consider all your transport options and travel with your group. Fans are reminded that masks are still mandatory when travelling on public transport.

Express train services will run from Central to Sydney Olympic Park every 10 minutes from 4:20pm. Return services will run every 5 minutes from 9:30pm.

Additional train services from Sydney’s west will be running into Sydney Olympic Park with return services towards Blacktown leaving every 7-8 minutes from 9.30pm.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will start running every 5-15 minutes between 3:10pm and 4:00pm, depending on the route.

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.

Safety and security at Accor Stadium

Public safety is the No.1 priority at Accor Stadium.

A high NSW Police and Security presence will be in place for 2022 Ampol State of Origin I, both inside Accor 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 Accor 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.

A patron text service will operate for all events at Accor Stadium. If you experience any issues, SMS 0419 403 360 with your issue and location.

Visit Accor Stadium’s event page for anything else you need ahead of the game!

Acknowledgement of Country

Parramatta Eels respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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