Suncorp to hold third annual Double Header

Suncorp Stadium will again host an NRL double-header in 2011 during Round 12 of the Telstra Premiership. <br><br> On Friday, May 27, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will clash with the Brisbane Broncos followed by Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs taking on the Gold Coast Titans. <br><br> The Telstra Premiership double-header is just two days after the opening game of the Harvey Norman State of Origin Series on Wednesday, May 25, that will see Queensland start their quest for an unprecedented sixth straight series victory. <br><br> Suncorp Stadium General Manager, Mr Alan Graham, said the double-header concept had been an outstanding success at the Stadium since its inception in 2009 with more than 92,000 fans attending both events. <br><br> “What started as a novel idea has now become a regular fixture on the Stadium event schedule and it’s great that all key stakeholders have seen the positives of such a move,” he said. <br><br> “It's no surprise that the NRL wants to hold matches like this at Suncorp Stadium. It’s an ideal venue with the infrastructure in place to support major sporting events.” <br><br> The double-header will represent ‘home’ fixtures for both the Sea Eagles and the Bulldogs with their members able to pre-purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. <br><br> Broncos members will also receive a pre-purchase opportunity for this event. The Broncos’ same seat pre-sale will commence on Monday, March 14, and the Broncos’ supporters pre-sale will begin on Monday, March 21. <br><br> General tickets will go on sale Monday 4 April