Adelaide to host State of Origin in 2020

Adelaide to host State of Origin in 2020

"What we witnessed past year was the Roosters versus the Melbourne Storm, 21,000 people and the players absolutely loved playing not only on the surface itself but in the whole arena because of the history", he said.

Queensland celebrate their 2017 State of Origin series victory at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

It has not been decided which match will be played at Adelaide Oval, with an announcement to be made at a later date.

The state government estimates up to 16,000 interstate fans will descend on Adelaide and inject $15 million into the local economy.

Melbourne is set to host its ninth State of Origin match in 2018 before the series ventures to Perth for the first time in 2019.

The news was met with outrage from die-hard Origin fans in New South Wales and Queensland on Wednesday who they will miss out while a city without an NRL team gets a game.

"Melbourne embraced State of Origin in 2015 and we expect another special night at the MCG for Game One this year", Mr Greenberg said.

Rugby league's fiercest series will hit the South Australian capital in 2020, following games in Melbourne this year and Perth in 2019.


Queensland Rugby League boss Robert Moore says State of Origin has "gone beyond" the days of a team hosting two games every year after Adelaide was unveiled as the latest venue.

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South Australia Tourism Minister Leon Bignell told Adelaide radio station FIVEaa the match would be a huge boost for the state.

NSW players take on their Queensland counterparts in the State of Origin decider a year ago.

State of Origin, the NRL's biggest competition and one of the country's greatest sporting rivalries, is heading to Adelaide in 2020.

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"While ANZ Stadium is the Home of the Blues, Adelaide Oval is a wonderful venue which has staged some magnificent events and I am sure the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues will embrace the opportunity to play there".

"They'll play anywhere, anytime - they'd play in Iceland for this game".

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