Australia’s NRL rugby league officials say they are not worried about the 10,000 remaining tickets still on sale for the final State of Origin game on July 11.
The State of Origin series is the annual best-of-three rugby league football match series between two Australian state representative sides, the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons.
The last game, which is to be played just over two weeks away, is to be played at the 52,500-capacity Suncorp Stadium, home to Queensland.
However, after the game at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, NSW came out on top adding to their win in Melbourne in the series opener.
While more than 40,000 tickets have already been sold for the Brisbane game, many fans seem to be holding off buying ticketing until after game two.
Tickets could cost a family of four between A$345 to A$825.
An NRL spokesman said ticket sales had been strong: “Queenslanders are fiercely loyal to their Origin side, so we would expect them to turn up to support their team in the final match,” he said.
“We would also expect a lot of Blues supporters to make the trip to Queensland after seeing the quality of Origin II. So we are very confident of a strong crowd at Suncorp for Origin III.”
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