Game Day Guide: Raiders v Knights
Friday, August 25, GIO Stadium Canberra
Gates Open: 3.30pm
NYC Raiders v Knights: 3.45pm
NRL Raiders v Knights: 6.00pm
Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek
Match Day Theme
This week the Raiders will be paying tribute to their record membership base, with members appreciation round at GIO Stadium. There’s another 100 special activities for members planned on the day as the club thanks each and every one of their 19,000 plus members for their support in 2017.
Match Day Charity
This week Camp Quality is the Match Day Charity and they’ll be collecting donations at the match on Friday. They’ll also be running a special competition where you could win a Raiders signed Iron fist Jersey!
All you have to do to enter the competition is come dressed as your favourite Superhero and upload a photo to Instagram using the Hashtag #superhero4CQ the winner will be notified via Direct Message on Instagram.
Camp Quality Mascot Giggle will also be on the field pre-game!
The Viking Clap is back pre-game this weekend, this weeks Viking Ambassador is Raiders member Andrew Perrott who was nominated by fellow members as someone worthy of receiving the honour. It’s all part of Members Appreciation round at GIO Stadium.
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
Round Twenty-Four: Glenn Lazarus
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, Line the Tunnel, on field for pre-game warm up.
Post-Match v Knights we’ll have the special presentation of the 18 jerseys worn in the match, where 18 members who have attended 10 or more matches were automatically entered to win!
There will also be heaps happening in the members lounge on Friday, located in the west grandstand.
Members Lounge Full schedule:
- Accessible from Gates Open (3.30pm)
- Free gift: Raiders Choc-Mint Milk for the first 100 members to visit the Wests Members Lounge
- At 5.00pm be there for the lucky door prizes (10 Family passes to RLWC matches)
- Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)
- Member discounted rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 5.00pm-5.30pm
- FREE pool tables & Foosball
- Live music from 2 hours before kick-off by local artist Kiwi Gee!
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.
Last week saw the team at Austbrokers Canberra giveaway $10,000 to five lucky members who had the chance to spin earlier this season and Friday will see the final five members walking away with a combined $10,000!
All the members need to do is select 1 of 5 bottles of the new Raiders Choc-Mint Milk from Canberra Milk and there will be a corresponding cash amount for them under the bottom of the bottle. It’s that easy!
1st Prize: $5000
2nd Prize: $2500
3rd Prize: $1250
4th Prize: $750
5th Prize: $500
Pre-game this week the Eastern lounge will be used for a special Women in League Event, members not attending the event are encouraged to use bar and catering facilities in the Eastern Stand or visit the Western Members Lounge.
Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased by calling Raiders HQ on (02) 6253 3515. Entry includes:
· Entry Ticket into Ground;
· East Grandstand undercover seat
· Complimentary Canapes and Beverages (B/W/S) during pre-game function in East Lounge, 5pm-6pm
· Update on Raiders/CRRL Female Engagement Program
· Music by local artist Ryan Tredinnick
There will be Mini-Footy pre-game, as well as a performance from local dance School, PLAY-The Dance Agency and the Pre-Game Preview with Cam and Ben thanks to Channel Nine Canberra.
At Halftime we have the Austbrokers Canberra Second Chance Cash Giveaway competition where five members share in $10,000. There's also a performance from Capital Dance Studio.
There’s also the Coca-Cola Zero in to win competitions and our final Duxton Dance Cam for the season!
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! 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 match is live on Fox Sports Channel 502. NYC is not televised. 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 email@example.com
Further Membership information can be found on our website: www.weareraiders.com.au
Raiders Membership Team – Contact us on 02 6253 3515 or 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.