Good news for NRL fans, the State Of Origin will be returning to Adelaide Oval in 2023 after last year’s success.
Premier Steven Marshall announced yesterday that SA will be hosting one of the three Origin games in the 2023 series. The game will be brought back in an attempt to promote NRL in SA and with the aim of potentially creating a professional NRL team for SA.
“It’s a great result for rugby fans, but also a big win for South Australian hotels, restaurants and cafes,” Premier Marshall said.
“More than 20,000 interstate visitors are expected to visit Adelaide to help celebrate the big match – injecting an estimated $15 million into the South Australian economy…Last year’s NRL State of Origin game was a real hit and delivered a cracking game in front of more than 25,000 fans – including 4,000 from interstate,” he said.
“Events like these create jobs and vibrancy in our great city and it’s fantastic to be able to welcome interstate Blues and Maroons fans back to Adelaide.”
Australian Rugby League Commissioner Peter Beattie commented that they were hoping to build on what they started last year. He said the league wanted to expand into the other states and hosting a State Of Origin game at Adelaide Oval will increase local interest.