Brisbane City Council’s famous State of Origin tradition is back, with Deputy Mayor Krista Adams today revealing the winner of the annual Maroon versus Blue bus decorating competition.
Cr Adams said the competition took the rivalry off the pitch of Suncorp Stadium and onto Brisbane streets, with Council bus depots competing for the best dressed Queensland or New South Wales CityGlider.
“For the past 13 years, the State of Origin bus decorating competition has pitted bus depot against bus depot, in a fierce display of Origin spirit and rivalry,” she said.
“I can reveal Queensland has nabbed another victory, their third in a row.
“Credit for the Maroon victory must go to the crew at Carina bus depot who transformed their CityGlider into a Queensland State of Origin shrine.
“I know Blues supporters are going to complain about this result, just like they do about the refs every time they lose.
“I’m hoping this win is a good omen for Queensland in the lead up to tonight’s match.”
“Residents will have a chance to judge both buses for themselves as the decorated buses will remain in service for the rest of the week.”
Cr Adams encouraged residents heading to the 41st State of Origin tonight to take advantage of free game day travel.
“Catching a free shuttle is a great way to avoid the stress of parking and increased traffic in the Lang Park Traffic Area on game days,” she said.
“Ensure you don’t miss kick-off by jumping onboard one of our dedicated event shuttle buses operating from Carindale, Chermside, Eight Mile Plains and Brisbane City.
“The free, dedicated shuttle buses to Suncorp will operate at regular intervals two hours before kick-off and one hour after the game on Wednesday.
“If you have a pre-purchased event ticket or a stadium membership card you can also travel free to and from Suncorp Stadium on all regular timetabled Brisbane City Council bus services for four hours prior to the main game kick-off and four hours after the end of the game.
“Simply show the driver your ticket or card when you board the bus.”
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