By Luna Park Sydney Pty Ltd, 11 April, 2017

Luna Park Venues, in partnership with Big League, is excited to announce it will host its first ever State of Origin event for Game 1 of the three match series on Wednesday 31 May 2017. Experience exceptional dining and drinks in a world-class venue as the Blues take on the Maroons in Australia’s most fiercely supported Rugby League series.

The game will be projected across multi-screens in the Big Top, with hosts Triple M’s Anthony Maroon and Australian comedian of the year, Tahir – whose previous appearances include The Footy Show, State of Origin & NRL Grand Final Day – set to warm up the crowd before kick-off at 8:15pm.

Guests will enjoy a premium dining and drinks package, with a sport inspired menu specially curated by Luna Park Venues’ internationally renowned Executive Chef, Mark Taylor. The three course banquet will start with an entrée of seared marinated chicken breast, gazpacho jelly & crispy jalapeno bites with a main of braised Guinness beef short ribs, smoked onion puree, colcannon mash, spinach, bacon & pearl onions and mustard sauce. The meal ends on a sweet note – no matter who wins – with a platter of the Executive Chef’s individual mini desserts.

In addition to the food, drinks and game itself, past and present NRL players are set to make an appearance, with names to be announced over the coming weeks.

Luna Park Sydney’s General Manager of Sales, James Granter said, “This is the series that stops the states and we’re excited to be part of the action for the first time this year. With Game 1 in Brisbane, this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the match live in a first-class venue with exceptional food, surround sound and on our multi-screens.”

Prizes, giveaways and raffles will be on offer throughout the evening, with all proceeds donated to official charity partner, Men of League Association.

One of Sydney’s most sought-after meeting, exhibition and conference centres, Luna Park Venues, are now widely recognised for hosting some of the biggest sporting catered events in Sydney. With the team staging the sold out Luna Bowl for the American Football Super Bowl, as well as the annually sold out Big Sports Lunch and Melbourne Cup extravaganzas.

What: State of Origin Game 1
Where: The Big Top at Luna Park Sydney
When: Wednesday 31 May, 2017
Time: From 6:30pm – 11pm
Cost: $150 per person
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Source: Luna Park Venues