Qld v NSW – State of Origin Two almost here

NSW Police are urging footy fans to behave themselves at the second game of State of Origin 2017 in Sydney on Wednesday night.

More than 80,000 fans are expected to cram into ANZ Stadium at Olympic Park where the Blues will be looking to take out the series by beating the Maroons.

A high-visibility police operation will be in place.


South West Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli, said anyone who causes trouble will be targeted.

“State of Origin is a flagship event for the state and with large crowds expected at Olympic Park we want people to have a safe and enjoyable night,” Assistant Commissioner Mennilli said.

“Additional police will be rostered on so if you’re attending the game, be on your best behaviour because if you choose to drink too much and misbehave, you risk being arrested.

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“If you have any safety concerns, please don’t hesitate in approaching police for help” Assistant Commissioner Mennilli said.

Security guards will also assist police to target anti-social behaviour, alcohol-related crime, and conduct bag searches, no different from any other event at the venue.

“To avoid delays, don’t bring a bag unless you have to, and plan to arrive early to assist with the checking process,” Assistant Commissioner Mennilli said.

Spectators are reminded that public transport to and from the match is included in their ticket price.

“State of Origin is an integrated ticketing event, so we encourage fans to leave the car at home and use public transport,” Assistant Commissioner Mennilli said.

“Additional train services and Sydney Olympic Park major event buses are scheduled for the night.

“Officers from Police Transport Command will be patrolling the public transport network to keep the area safe for commuters and members of the general public.

“If you must drive, allow extra time and expect delays while driving both to and from Sydney Olympic park.”

For the latest timetable and ticketing information for trains, buses, ferries, and taxi ranks visit www.transportnsw.info or call 131 500.

Visit www.livetraffic.com for all special event traffic information and live traffic reports.