The 2012 AAMI Country Vs City Origin match will be played at Mudgee in April in a new stadium with a capacity of 10,000 which will be unveiled to the local community tomorrow ahead of ticket sales for the event on Monday.
Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium, which will feature a grandstand with seating for 1000, will host the event on Sunday, April, 22, two days after the Test match between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park, NZ.
Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Monday, February 27, through Ticketek and the Mudgee Visitor Information Centre.
The new Stadium will be open to the community between 4-7pm tomorrow (Friday, February 24), with locals being given the chance to sit in the grandstand, coaches boxes and dressing rooms, as well as enjoying entertainment, a free BBQ and junior Rugby League clinics.
Country Rugby League Chief Executive Officer Mr Terry Quinn said it was an honour for this year’s Country Vs City match to mark the first major event at the new stadium in Mudgee.
“It is a great facility and one the rugby league and general community in the area should be very proud of,” Mr Quinn said.
“I have no doubt their first major event there will be a sell-out and urge anyone who is thinking about going to the Country Vs City match to get in early and buy their tickets so they don’t miss out.”
The VB Gold Country team, to be coached by Laurie Daley, beat City 18-12 before a crowd of 8000 in Albury last year and will be aiming to make it three wins in a row in April in their 23rd encounter. City, to be coached by Brad Fittler, have won 12 times; Country nine and they have played out one draw.
Mid-Western Regional Council Mayor Des Kennedy said the local community are looking forward to welcoming some of the NRL’s top players to the region and seeing them in action at Glen Willow.
“This is one of the biggest sporting events that the region has ever seen,” Mr Kennedy said.
“We can’t wait to welcome the teams, officials and spectators and are excited about the opportunity to showcase the Mudgee region.”
Tickets can be purchased through:
- Ticketek: www.ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849, or
- Mudgee Visitor Information Centre, 84 Market St Mudgee NSW 2850