Game day guide: Raiders v Knights
After four weeks the Canberra Raiders finally return to GIO Stadium for a crucial encounter with the Newcastle Knights on Sunday. Currently sitting in seventh place on the ladder the Raiders have a golden opportunity to move higher with a win over the tenacious Knights.
GIO Stadium will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for the occasion, with a snowboard machine, snow globe and face painting.
The members lounge in the West Grandstand will be the perfect place to retreat and relax before and during the game. There will be free hot chocolate and finger food on arrival to the lounge and also free games including pool and table tennis.
The Raiders everlasting mascot Victor the Viking (Tony Wood) will also be celebrating his 600th game cheering on the Raiders! There will be Victor masks being handed out and a display of all of Victor’s old costumes in the members lounge.
Make sure you stay around after the match as fans are invited to join the players on the field following the completion of the NRL game (once instructed by the ground announcer). This has been possible thanks to support from ActewAGL and GIO Stadium.
The Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group are the official matchday charity.
Sunday July 3
Gates Open: 11.30am
NYC Raiders v Knights: 11.45am
NRL Raiders v Knights: 2.00pm
Match Hashtag: #NRLRaidersKnights
Matchday Sponsor: ActewAGL
Make sure you arrive early on Sunday as there are plenty of activities happening around the stadium. The young and young at heart will love the snowboard machine that will be set up in the west forecourt.
The half-time break is jam-packed with entertainment. A friendly touch match between local All Stars and Media teams will occur during the break to raise money for the Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group. ActewAGL will donate $100 per try scored during the game to the Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group.
The Coca Cola Zero in to Win and Lighthouse Dance Cam will also be happening at half-time. Keep an eye on the big screen for your chance to win some great prizes. Lastly, the Huawei high-ball challenge will keep the crowd entertained as three Raiders members go for glory with a high potential for thrills and spills!
The members lounge is the perfect place to relax in comfort and watch the action on the field. The lounge is open from 11.30am and accessible by all Raiders members and grandstand ticket holders. There will be plenty happening in the lounge throughout the day including:
- FREE ActewAGL gift bag to the first 100 members to visit.
- Team announcement and interview with Player (TBC) at approx. 1.00pm.
- Every member who enters gets a ticket for the lucky door prize. The prize this week is the winning poster from round 12 signed by Joseph Tapine.
- Member rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 1.30pm – 2.00pm.
- FREE Games including pool & table tennis
- FREE Hot Chocolate and finger food on arrival to members lounge (while supplies last)
- Live music from Kiwi Gee gates open until kick off.
- Display of Victor the Viking's old costumes as he celebrates his 600th game cheering on the Raiders!
DHA Earn Your Stripes Campaign
Members and fans have the chance to WIN one of fifty game day prize packs from DHA by uploading a photo of themselves at Sunday's game in Raiders gear/merchandise at www.dhaearnyourstripes.com.au. Prize pack includes 2 x GA tickets to any Raiders home game in 2016 and a $50 food & beverage voucher to use at any GIO concession stand. Terms and Conditions apply. More info at www.dhaearnyourstripes.com.au.
Winners from the half-time challenge of the Round 13 v Manly game are able to claim their prize from the DHA marquee outside the West Entry gates from 11.30am – 2.00pm on Sunday.
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)!
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 directly upon entry, Tonguey's Tuck Shop will be serving a wide variety of delicious street food at cheap prices. Stop by on Sunday for hot soup that will ward off any winter chills!
Memberships are now off sale for 2016.
All individuals who have membership enquires can visit our Membership window on the West and East of the stadium.
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.