Game Day Guide: Raiders v Panthers
Sunday, August 20, GIO Stadium Canberra
Gates Open: 11.30am
NYC Raiders v Panthers: 11.45am
NRL Raiders v Panthers: 2.00pm
Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek
Match Day Sponsor
The Match Day Sponsor is Blumers Lawyers Thanks to Blumers Lawyers, 14 lucky competition entrants have been upgraded to a corporate suite for the match!
Match Day Charity
AFP Legacy will have a police vehicle situated on the west forecourt for children to view and enter. Kenny Koala will be roaming the west forecourt and getting photos with kids. AFP Legacy will have a marquee and will have volunteers collecting donations.
The Viking Clap is back pre-game this weekend, we’re proud to announce Raiders legend Glenn Lazarus will be the Viking Ambassador this weekend!
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
Round Seventeen: Michael Robertson
Round Nineteen: Bronnie Taylor (MLC)
Round Twenty: Katrina Fanning
Raiders Choc-Mint Milk Launch
Canberra Raiders proud foundation sponsor Canberra Milk has unveiled an exciting new product today with Raiders Choc-Mint Milk!
The Raiders Choc-Mint Milk will be available at the Raiders home match against the Penrith Panthers this Sunday, with thousands of bottles being given away to fans as they enter GIO Stadium.
200 Things for 200 Members
To celebrate and thank our loyal members, Canberra Raiders will be giving away 200 prizes/ experiences to 200 members at the last two home games of the season. Prize giveaways include the 18th Raider experience, Coin Toss, Junior Mascot, Viking Ambassador, Dare Deck Upgrade, Autograph Alley, Line the Tunnel, on field for pre-game warm up and Player Jersey Presentation.
There will also 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 24 v Knights
- Accessible from Gates Open (11.30am)
- Free gift for the first 100 members to visit the Wests Members Lounge
- At 1.00pm we’ll have an interview with Viking Ambassador Glenn Lazarus and team changes.
- Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)
- Member discounted rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 1.00pm-1.30pm
- FREE pool tables & Foosball
- Live music from 2 hours before kick-off by local artist Ryan Treddinick
Austbrokers Canberra Second Chance Cash Giveaway
During the first 10 home games of the season, Austbrokers Canberra conducted the Austbrokers Canberra Spin and Win promotion. Unfortunately, no cash amounts were won. In good faith, Austbrokers Canberra and the Raiders will invite all ten drawn members back to take part in an on-field half-time promotion to take home cash prizes. Click Here for More Details.
To celebrate National Science Week, ANU will have a marquee positioned on the west forecourt with kid’s interactive science activities. One of the activities includes a seismometer which measures the seismic waves generated by a jump.
Pre-Game we’ll have local Dance Schools Performance by Passion & Purpose Academy. There’s also Mini Footy and the Pre-Game preview thanks to Channel Nine Canberra.
At Halftime we’ll have the Austbrokers Canberra Second Chance Giveaway!
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.
ITP Fan Banner Competition
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 home games Winner, who’s scored an upgrade to the ITP Box this weekend.
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! www.raidersshop.com.au
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 and NYC matches are live on Fox League Channel 502. There is also the NRL Digital Pass available to watch the match.
2017 Memberships are no longer on sale. Casual tickets are available for purchase through Ticketek. Any current members with enquiries on the day can visit the membership booth at both the East and West ticket boxes. 2018 Memberships expected to be on sale mid-September.
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.
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
Further Membership information can be found on our website: www.weareraiders.com.au
Raiders Membership Team – Contact us on 02 6253 3515 or email@example.com
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.