Game Day Guide: Raiders v Eels
Sunday is the Canberra Raiders final regular season home game of the year and the green machine need your support when they take on the Parramatta Eels!
After an exhilarating victory over the Melbourne Storm on Monday night, a win on Sunday will secure a top-four finish for the Raiders and a double chance in the finals.
The theme for the game is 'Members Appreciation', which is the Raiders oppourtunity to say thanks to the 15,239 members who have supported the team this season.
A super dance spectacular will be held before the NRL game, make sure you arrive early to see it. The Australian Precision Drill Team will also be performing before the game.
Stick around once the match finishes as there will be some exciting things happening on the field, including the team kicking Ricky Stuart Foundation and GIO footballs into the crowd.
The Ronald McDonald House is the official matchday charity.
Sunday August 21
Gates Open: 11.30am
NYC Raiders v Eels: 11.45am
NRL Raiders v Eels: 2.00pm
The Raiders and GIO Stadium are encouraging all patrons to arrive early to avoid delays in parking and entering the stadium. ACTION Buses are also running free shuttles from major bus stations.
Match Hashtag: #NRLRaidersEels
Matchday Sponsor: McDonalds ACT and Queanbeyan
DJ Rawson will be set-up in the West forecourt keeping the tunes and crowd pumping from 12.00-2pm. Victor's Viking Ship will also be set-up in the West. The ActewAGL pass the ball and DHA team cut-out photo will be in the East forecourt.
McDonald's will be running kid's activities on the West and East of the Stadium, stop by for face-painting, balloon modelling and visits from mascots.
The grand-finale of the Huawei High-Ball Challenge has arrived! Three Raiders members who have survived the heats and semi-finals will battle it out on the big stage for glory! A mascot race will also keep the crowd entertained during the break.
The Coca Cola Zero in to Win and and the always hilarious Dance Cam will also be happening at half-time. Keep an eye on the big screen for your chance to win some great prizes.
The members lounge in the west grandstand is the perfect place to relax, have a game of table soccer or table tennis and watch all 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 Raiders gift to the first 100 members to visit.
- Every member who enters gets a ticket for the lucky door prize. The prize this week is the winning poster from Round 22 signed by Josh Hodgson.
- Member rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 1.00pm – 1.30pm. Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)
- FREE Games including pool and table tennis
- Live music throughout the day.
Raiders merchandise will be on sale in the West and East forecourts, and also on the East concourse. Check out the wide range of winter items on offer, including beanies and jackets. Members receive 20% off all full-priced merchandise (sale items excluded)!
Food and drink at GIO Stadium
There will be more food vendors open on Sunday to cope with an expected large crowd. The Slab on the south end will be open for the first time this season, with pizza, pies, ice cream and other delights on offer.
Memberships are now off sale for 2016. We anticipate 2017 memberships will be on sale in early September.
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.