The Queensland Maroons will take over Perth in the lead up to State of Origin Game II.
It is the first time Australian sport’s greatest rivalry will head to the west coast, and tickets to the game at Perth's new state-of-the-art Optus Stadium have sold like hot cakes.
With Blues fans reportedly set to turn out in good numbers, the Queensland Rugby League is calling on Maroons fans to secure the remaining seats before the clash is declared an official sell-out.
The Maroons will be out in force in the week leading up to the game on Sunday, June 23.
A bunch of players will host an in-store signing at Rebel Sports' Westfield Carousel store on Tuesday, June 18; and there will be a big fan day at HBF Park on Wednesday, June 19.
The free fan day will include:
- An open training session; fans can come down and watch Maroons coach Kevin Walters put the entire team through their paces
- The entire squad will be available for autographs
- There will be an NRL jumping castle with plenty of skills, drills and activities
- There will be live music, entertainment and family activities
- There will be Maroon Membership activities and plenty of giveaways
- Queensland Maroons merchandise will be available at an ISC Sport pop-up shop
Maroons coach Kevin Walters said it was shaping up to be a memorable week in the west.
“Every time I visit Perth, I’ve been blown away by the amount of support there is for rugby league,” Walters said.
“It’s going to be an amazing experience, not just for our players, but for WA-based fans and those who travel from Queensland.
“There’s some great experiences and activities for fans to get involved in during our week in Perth; and we’re really looking forward to seeing a sea of maroon inside Optus Stadium and putting in a performance that everyone can be proud of.”