Game day guide: Raiders v Sharks

Sunday footy returns to GIO Stadium this weekend, with the Canberra Raiders taking on the Cronulla Sharks in what promises to be an exciting and high scoring shoot-out between two top eight teams!

The theme for Round Seven is ‘Student’s Round’, with discounted offers made available for selected students in the week leading up to the game. ANU and UC will also have an opportunity to showcase their rivalry on the big stage with a touch football game at half-time. Shuttles will also be departing from the ANU and UC campuses. CLICK HERE for more information. 

The matchday charity is the Returned and Services League (RSL) ACT Branch.

KEY TIMINGS

Gates Open: 9:30am
NYC Kick Off: 9.40am
MOUNTIES Kick Off: 11:40am
NRL Kick Off: 2:00pm

Match Day sponsor: Coca-Cola Amatil

TICKETS FOR RAIDERS V SHARKS

MEMBERS

The members lounge in the West Grandstand will have heaps going on throughout the day:

- Accessible from 9.30am
- Free Raiders lanyard to the first 100 members to visit the lounge
- Emerald’s corner with free kids activities from 12-1pm
- Team announcement and interview with Jeff Lima at 1pm
- Member rates for drinks 1-1.30pm
- Lucky Door prize: Winning Print from Round 5, 2016 – signed by Josh Papalii & Shaun Fensom

Just show your membership card or grandstand ticket and you will be given entry to the designated area.

Members at the game receive 10% off all food and 20% off full-priced merchandise. Merchandise from Raiders Shop will be set up in the East and West forecourts, and also in the East Concourse. Stocked with all the latest Raiders gear, including New Era caps, make sure you stop by and check them out.

It’s not too late to become a member on game day, with a Raiders membership marquee located out the front of the West gate. Membership is more than just a ticket to the game, with exclusive events, discounts, access to the members lounge and Raiders merchandise.

ENTERTAINMENT

In the west forecourt there will be music, Victor’s Viking Ship and the ActewAGL Pass the Ball. There will also be a life-size cut-out of the team for photos.

DHA EARN YOUR STRIPES

The DHA Earn your Stripes campaign has launched, with great prizes up for grabs including a 14-night P&O South Pacific cruise for a family of four, worth over $10,000. CLICK HERE for more information.

HALF-TIME ENTERTAINMENT

The Huawei High Ball Challenge will feature at half-time of all the Raiders NRL home games. Huawei prizes are up for grabs for the lucky participants who will test their catching skills under the high ball.

The Lighthouse Pub and Coca Cola will also be running competitions during half-time, make sure you keep an eye on the big screen.

Make sure you are also watching the ANU v UC touch football game at half-time, to see which University comes out on top!

MERCHANDISE

Raiders merchandise will be on sale in the West and East forecourts, and also on the East concourse. Members receive 20% off all full-priced merchandise (sale items excluded)!

MATCHDAY CHARITY

The official match day charity for round seven is the Returned and Services League (RSL) ACT Branch, with donations able to be given at the gates and around the grounds. RSL is a significant charity in Australia, which is celebrating 100 years of service this year.

STADIUM CHANGES

You may have noticed some changes at GIO Stadium this year around the Raiders NRL team and their approach to game day at home.

The Raiders are a club which works hard to embrace their history, but they also want to create new history with success of their own over the next era in the clubs proud history.

The Raiders Coaches box, dugout and sideline position have been moved from the Southern end to the Northern, while underneath GIO Stadium the change rooms have also been configured to give the Raiders the best possible preparation on game day.

This includes the implementation of autograph alley, where selected junior members each game will be given the opportunity to come down and get signatures from the players on their arrival at the match.

The club has also changed their run out song for 2016, however rest assured that the Green Machine Club anthem will still be heard pre-game during team line-ups and most importantly as a reward for members and players following a home win. 

FOOD AND DRINK AT GIO STADIUM

Tonguey's Tuck Shop will be up and running at GIO Stadium on Sunday! Located in the West forecourt upon entry, Tonguey's Tuck Shop will be serving a wide variety of delicious street food at cheap prices.  

GIO Stadium has totally revamped its food options for game day, with considerably cheaper prices and more variety. Take a walk around the stadium and check out the new outlets and food on offer. CLICK HERE to read more about the cheaper prices. 

MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRES

All individuals who have membership enquiries can visit our Membership marquee outside the West Gate off Battye Street.

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.

Should any members have a game day complaint they can visit the Membership/Ticket Collection window at the West Gate.

MEET THE PLAYERS

The Raiders will be holding a meet and greet at Raiders Belconnen (Hardwick Crescent, Holt) from 6pm following the match. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos and signatures from your favourite players!

Purchase a Great Northern beer product at the club for your chance to win:
- A signed Raiders jersey
- A Great Northern Eski
- Catered open box to the Round 20 match vs New Zealand Warriors