Game Day Guide: Raiders v Cowboys
All the key information you need for this Saturday's match between the Raiders and Cowboys at GIO Stadium.
Saturday, July 1, GIO Stadium Canberra
Gates Open: 3.00pm
NYC Raiders v Cowboys: 3.10pm
ISP Mounties v Illawarra: 5.15pm
NRL Raiders v Cowboys: 7.30pm
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
Memberships for 2017 close on June 30, so sign up before it’s too late!
Match Day Sponsor
The Match Day Sponsor is the NRL’s Indigenous All-Stars program. The Raiders will be celebrating NAIDOC week which commences on July 2 and runs through until July 9. The Raiders will wear their Indigenous jersey for the match, with a host of activities planned pre-game and at halftime.
Match Day Charity
This week’s match day charity is PCYC. They will have a bucket collection at the venue, while you can come along and be a part of their interactive PlayStation trailer.
ITP Fan Banner Competition
One of the Raiders Newest Sponsors ITP – The Income Tax Professionals will be handing out new Raiders Fan Banners on the weekend. You can win two tickets into the ITP Box for the next home game by simply posting a photo holding one of the banners on the Raiders Facebook Post on Game day! Simply LIKE the Raiders Facebook Page and post on game day!
Here's a photo of last week’s Winner, who’s scored an upgrade to the ITP Box this weekend.
The Viking Clap is back pre-game this weekend, stay tuned for our Viking Ambassador who will be announced closer to gameday!
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)
Round Twelve: Dennis Richardson (Retired Secretary of Department of Defence)
Round Sixteen: Gary Belcher
There will be heaps happening in the members lounge on Saturday, located in the west grandstand.
We will have a number of Indigenous artworks on display in the members lounge this week, so stop by and check them out as we celebrate NAIDOC week.
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 19 v Dragons
- Accessible from Gates Open (3.00pm)
- Austbrokers Spin and Win at 6.30pm. (This weeks winner Annette Murray)
- At 6.30pm we’ll have an interview and team changes.
- Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)
- Member discounted rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 6.30pm-7.00pm
- FREE pool tables & Foosball
- Live music from 2 hours before kick-off by local artist
Pre-Game we’ll have local Dance Schools Performance by Pointe2Pointe and Elite Dance Studio.
There will also be an official Welcome to Country and local Indigenous Dance performance.
At Halftime we’ll have Mini-Footy and presentations for the School 2 Work Program.
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.
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 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.
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 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 Fox Sports Channel 502. NYC is not televised. There is also the NRL Digital Pass available to watch the match.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.