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Game Day Guide: Raiders v Tigers



Round 3, Sunday, March 19, GIO Stadium, Canberra. 

Gates Open | 1.30pm

NYC | Canberra Raiders v Wests Tigers, 1.45pm. 

NRL | Canberra Raiders v Wests Tigers, 4.00pm 

Mounties play on Saturday, against the Penrith Panthers at 3pm, at Aubrey Keech Reserve in Sydney. 


Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek.

Becoming a Raiders member is best value way to attend matches at GIO Stadium in 2017, with ticketed packages starting from just $60. Sign up now at

Viking Clap

The Viking Clap will return once again on Sunday! Alan Tongue started the Viking Clap last weekend by blowing our new Viking Horn. Make sure you are watching the big screen or the deck at the north of the stadium to see club legend Jason Croker have the honours this weekend. 

We are aware the timing of the Viking Clap to the team running out last weekend against the Sharks wasn't ideal and it wasn't our intention for it to be like that. The timing will be fixed on Sunday. 

Dare to Play

Thanks to our game day sponsor, Dare, you can ‘Dare to Play’ with the Raiders 360 Experience. Enjoy a virtual reality via Huawei Mate 9 devices where you can go behind the scenes with the NRL players. Try it out in the east or west forecourts.


The members lounge located in the West Grandstand will be the best place to hang out before and during the games. The lounge is open from 1.30pm, just show your membership card to gain entry. 

Make sure you're there at 3.00pm for the spin and win competition, where one pre-selected member has the chance to spin for $50,000! 

The lucky Huawei Viking VIP member for Sunday is Chris Tyrrell.

Chris wins:

  • Upgrade to the Dare Double Espresso Deck for himself + 3 friends
  • Food & beverage catering
  • Huawei Mate 9 device
  • Dedicated horn blower for Round 3 v Tigers when the Raiders score a try

For your chance to win this experience make sure you register your member details in the Members Lounge from gates open until NRL kick off. 

Schedule and details for the members lounge:

-          Accessible from Gates Open (1.30pm)
-          Free DARE Iced Coffee for the first 250 people. 
-          Members Austbrokers Spin & Win at 3.00pm – Members chance to win $50,000
-          Interview with Kurt Baptiste following the members spin & win
-          Live team announcements at 3.15pm (approx.) after live interview
-          Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)
-          Member discounted rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 3.00pm – 3.30pm
-          FREE pool tables & Foosball
-          Live music from 2 hours before kick-off by local artist, Kiwi Gee.

Pre/Half-Time Entertainment

Two dance studios, 'McGrath Irish Dance' and 'Tir an Oir Irish Dancers', will perform on Sunday before kick-off of the NRL match. 

Make sure you're watching the big screen as well for the Coca Cola 'Zero to Win' and Duxton 'Dance Cam' competitions.  A Junior Rugby League relay race will also occur at half-time. 

More information on game day promotions can be found here

Food and Beverage

Given the large crowd expected, additional food and beverage outlets will be open at GIO Stadium on Sunday. The Slab Bar will be open at the south of the stadium, with a variety of food options available. There is also a new gourmet pie shop on the East concourse which is well worth checking out!

Don't forget, Raiders members receive 10% off food at GIO Stadium. 


There will be three merchandise outlets at GIO Stadium on Sunday, full of the latest Raiders merchandise to show your support for the team! The outlets are located in the East and West forecourts, and also in the East concourse. 

Raiders members receive 20% off merchandise at GIO Stadium! 

Getting to GIO Stadium

Public transport will be the best and easiest option to travel to and from GIO Stadium on Sunday. There are free charted buses departing regularly from Woden, Tuggeranong, Belconnen, City and Gungahlin Bus Stations. 

Charter buses will commence return travel to the above bus stations approximately 20 minutes after the game. 

Visit Action Buses for more information and to view timetables.


Parking is available at GIO Stadium on the East and West of the stadium at a cost of $7 per car. Parking is likely to fill up before kick-off, so again we are encouraging fans to arrive early and consider public transport. 

Another event is on at the AIS on Sunday, meaning parking will be even more restricted. Please consider using public transport or arriving early to beat the crowds. 

Some general road closures and managed access arrangements will apply in the GIO Stadium precinct on the day. Modified traffic arrangements will commence two hours before the start of the game and during the game, and will continue for up to one hour once the game concludes. These will be implemented on Haydon Drive, Battye Street, Braybrooke Street and Masterman Street in Bruce.

A temporary taxi rank will be in service outside the main entrance (West) to GIO Stadium during event times. Community drop-off points are located out the front of the AIS arena.

Following the Match

The NRL match is live on Channel 9 and Fox Sports Channel 502. NYC and Mounties are not televised. If you don't have Fox Sports and want to watch the NRL match, the NRL Digital Pass is the next best option.

Updates from the matches will be on the Raiders Twitter. Make sure you are also following us on FacebookInstagram and Snapchat for heaps of behind the scenes photos and videos from the match. 

Membership Information

Membership Enquiries: All individuals who have membership enquiries can visit our Membership marquee outside the West Gate  

Membership Ticketing Replacement: All members who have misplaced/lost their membership card can visit the Membership/Ticket Collection window located at the West Gate. Proof of identification will be needed to print off replacement tickets for the day. 

Membership Complaints: Should any members have a game day complaint they can visit the Membership/Ticket Collection window at the West Gate.  Any post-match complaints contact our Membership and Ticketing Manager, Angela Denton, on 6253 3515 during business hours or email 

Further Membership information can be found on our website:  Raiders Membership Team – Contact Us on 02 6253 3515 or 

Ticketing Information

Ticket Collection: All ticket collections guaranteed for corporate/members from the Membership/Ticket Collection booth at both the East and West Gate. Ticket collections close at half-time of the NRL game. 

Non Member ticketing via Ticketek:  Game Day: Ticket booths at West/East Gates.