4 Jul 2013

Origin III sold out

6:09 am on 4 July 2013

Rugby league fans have bought into the hype surrounding the State of Origin league decider, with Sydney's Olympic stadium officially sold out two weeks out from the game.

With New South Wales chasing their first Origin series victory in eight years, the Blues faithful are set to flock to the Olympic venue for a match which will set a number of attendance records.

More than 82,000 spectators are expected to attend the match on July 17th, which would break the series attendance record which currently stands at 203,309 - set in 2004.

Within a fortnight, the Sydney stadium will have hosted the Lions and State of Origin deciders, and Manchester United's match against the A-league All stars.