State of Origin 2021

22 February, 2021

MCG confirmed to host Game One in the Ampol State of Origin Series

The Ampol State of Origin Series will return to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), with the NRL confirming the iconic venue will host Game One of the 2021 series.

Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium will host its second ever Sunday night Origin encounter, on June 27, while Sydney’s Stadium Australia has been named as the venue for the potential decider, on July 14.

The 2021 Ampol State of Origin Series will be as follows:

  • Game I: Wednesday 9 June Melbourne Cricket Ground, VIC
  • Game II: Sunday 27 June Suncorp Stadium, QLD
  • Game III: Wednesday 14 July Stadium Australia, NSW

Melbourne Cricket Club Chief Executive Stuart Fox welcomed back the Ampol State of Origin for the first time since 2018.

“State of Origin is a real highlight on Australia’s sporting calendar and we’re so pleased the MCG will host the first game in the 2021 series,” Mr Fox said.

“Victorians are renowned for their love of sport and they will no doubt enjoy the spectacle this year’s State of Origin will provide, while we also hope to welcome many passionate Blues and Maroons fans into the MCG in June.”

Members' ticketing

MCC members will be able to purchase tickets to the Members’ Reserve from 9.00am AEDT, Wednesday February 24 via Ticketek.

Members and visitors pricing
Early bird priceRegular price
50-year members
(entry entitlement/reserved seat)
Members and Annual Guest Card Holders
(entry entitlement/reserved seat)
Visitor ticket - Adult
(inclusive of reserved seat)
Visitor ticket - Child (Under 15)
(inclusive of reserved seat)

A $7.15 transaction fee applies when purchasing tickets across sales outlets.

How to buy MCC members’ ticketing

  • Ticketek’s MCC booking line: 1300 136 961
  • Online at Ticketek:
  • Ticketek agencies
  • MCC membership services office inside Gate 2 (Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm and match days leading up to the event).

Arrangements will be very similar to the BBL where members will be required to purchase tickets that will validate their membership card and include a reserved seat. Visitor tickets will include a QR code for scanning at the turnstiles inclusive of a reserved seat.

50 year, Full and Restricted members can purchase up to four visitor tickets while Provisional members can purchase up to two visitor tickets.

Arrangements for members' dining and other hospitality facilities will be communicated to members as the event draws closer.

The event will operate within the Victorian Government’s COVIDSafe regulations.

The Ampol State of Origin Series is supported by the Victorian Government through their tourism agency Visit Victoria.