Holden State of Origin Game I festivities will begin with a massive pre-game party outside ANZ Stadium tomorrow, kicking off at 4pm.
Dedicated Blues supporters will take over Cathy Freeman Park, with the party featuring a monster marquee, live bands, a 50m bar and visits by NSW Blues legends.
Other entertainment and activities in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct include an extension to The Brewery, DJs, roving entertainment, 40 pop-up cafes and food trucks, themed restaurants and bars, and vox pops with the crowd.
Queensland supporters will also have their dedicated pre-game party zone, with a themed Maroons Bar inside ANZ Stadium (near Aisle 140) featuring an MC, live band, bar and food, raffle and prizes.
Stadium gates will open at 5:45pm, with the under-16s NSW v Qld Origin teams playing the curtain-raiser from 6pm.
A lap of honour to thank NSW emergency services heroes for their hard work during the recent storm disaster will be a highlight of the pre-match entertainment before the 8pm kick–off.
NRL Chief Operating Officer Suzanne Young urged fans to get to the ground early to thank our emergency services.
"Whether you're a Blue or a Maroon, we can all agree on the outstanding job our emergency services do," Ms Young said.
"State of Origin is sport's great rivalry and attending the game is an experience in itself. I encourage fans to make the most of the precinct-wide entertainment both before and after the match."
ANZ Stadium Managing Director, Daryl Kerry, said: "The winning game plan for fans is to travel smart, try to be in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct early, enjoy the pre-match festivities, and be in your seat in time for the entertainment.
"While it's always good to see Queenslanders in the crowd, ANZ Stadium will very much be a Blues' fortress on Wednesday night. . . the Stadium will be lit up in blue and the precinct will be a sea of blue as proud NSW fans flock to support Laurie Daley and his men."