Game Day Guide: Raiders v Roosters

Timings

Sunday, May 28, GIO Stadium Canberra

Gates Open: 1.30pm
NYC Raiders v Roosters: 1.45pm
NRL Raiders v Roosters: 4.00pm

Tickets

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 weareraiders.com.au

Huawei Support #AutismWellbeing

Thanks to Major Sponsor Huawei, the Raiders will be wearing specially designed jerseys on Sunday to help promote the #AutismWellbeing message. Huawei have given up their sponsor logo on the front of the jersey for the cause which is a wonderful gesture.

The jerseys worn in Sunday’s game are now available to bid on through www.allbids.com.au with all proceeds going towards the Ricky Stuart Foundation.

Huawei is this week’s official Game Day Sponsor and we thank them for their continued support of the club.

Match Day Charity

As Part of this weekend’s support of the #AutismWellbeing message, the Ricky Stuart Foundation will be at GIO Stadium raising funds.

You can purchase a $5 brick from the RSF volunteers on the day, with money collected going towards a second respite centre in Canberra.

Any donations made prior to the night (Until Midnight, Sunday May 28) via www.rickystuart.org can go in the draw to win an amazing prize for the Round 16 match against the Broncos.

·         A lift to the game in an Audi, courtesy of Richard Rolfe at the Audi Centre Canberra

·         Corporate Tickets in the GIO Insurance suite (Includes catering)

·         Visit to the Raiders NRL Changeroom

·         Overnight Accomodation in the QT Hotel

·         A Huawei P10 device to capture the experience

#Croker200

It was so good last weekend we thought we'd celebrate again! We will be giving away special placards where you can write Jarrod a message. We're also encouraging fans to use the #Croker200 on Social Media with the best images posted on the Raiders website! 

Viking Clap

The Viking Clap is back pre-game this weekend, with a very special guest set to blow the Huawei Viking horn as the Raiders Viking Ambassador. Raiders long serving Board member Dennis Richardson AO, will have honour of starting the Viking clap on Sunday.

Mr Richardson has recently retired from his position as the Secretary of the Department of Defence, after a long and distinguished career in the public service which spanned over 40 years in various roles.

Viking Ambassadors so far in 2017

Round Two: Alan Tongue
Round Three: Jason Croker
Round Five: Jay Hoffman
Round Seven: Monsignor John Woods (Raiders Chaplain)
Round Eight: Chris Seed (New Zealand High Commissioner)

Members

There will be heaps happening in the members lounge on Sunday, located in the west grandstand. 

Members can enter their details in the Lounge from gates open until kick-off for a chance to be upgraded with three mates at the next Raiders home game thanks to both Huawei and Dare. The Huawei upgrade winner will be the Viking VIP at Round 16 V Broncos 

Full schedule: 

-          Accessible from Gates Open (1.30pm)

-          Austbrokers Spin and Win at 3.00pm. (This weeks winner Harmony Drage)

-          At 3.00pm we’ll have an interview with Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart

-          Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)

-          Member discounted rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 3.30pm-4.00pm

-          FREE pool tables & Foosball

-          Live music from 2 hours before kick-off by local artist.

Pre/Half-Time Entertainment

Eden Dance Academy will perform pre-game for the crowd to enjoy.  

At Halftime we’ll be focusing on the #AutismWellbeing message and chatting to local rugby league player Hudson Young on his wonderful fundraising efforts.

Make sure you're also watching the big screen at half-time for the Coca Cola 'Zero to Win' and Duxton 'Dance Cam' competitions.  

More information on game day promotions can be found here

Food and Beverage

Food and beverage outlets will be open around the ground from gates open including the Slab Bar.

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

Merchandise

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 Friday. 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.

The Duxton at O'Connor has a meal and ticket deal available, with a bus to and from the stadium also available for $5. More information HERE

Parking

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. 

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.

Watching the Match

If you can’t make it to GIO Stadium there are options available.

The NRL match is live on Channel Nine and Fox Sports Channel 502. NYC is not televised. There is also the NRL Digital Pass available to watch the match.

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 membership@raiders.com.au 

Further Membership information can be found on our website: www.weareraiders.com.au  Raiders Membership Team – Contact Us on 02 6253 3515 or membership@raiders.com.au 

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: www.ticketek.com.au  Game Day: Ticket booths at West/East Gates.