State Of Origin Could Be Played At 'Johnathan Thurston Arena'

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Queensland's Liberal National Party is promising it will try to bring the State of Origin to North Queensland if it wins the next state election.

LNP leader Tim Nicholls cited economic benefits as one of the factors in making the formal bid for a match and week-long festival.

"We want to bring this game to the North in 2020 or 2021 at the new Townsville Stadium aka the Johnathan Thurston Arena," Mr Nicholls said.

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