Optus Stadium will be a sea of blue and maroon next year, when the NRL State of Origin is played in Perth.
The second game in the 2019 series will be staged in the west on June 23, the first time, barring the 1987 exhibition match in Los Angeles, an Origin match has been played outside of the eastern states.
NSW Blues Coach Brad Fittler and Queensland Maroons Coach Kevin Walters both toured Optus Stadium today.
“We know Origin in Perth is going to be something very special,” NRL Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Abdo said.
“The stadium is a wonderful state-of-the-art facility and it will be incredible to witness Australian sport’s greatest rivalry on this stage.
“Western Australia is strategically important for our game and following the success of the NRL Premiership double header earlier this year, State of Origin in Perth next year provides our fans an opportunity to experience the excitement of an event in an outstanding venue and location," he said.
Tickets for the game go on sale tomorrow.