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Game Day Guide: Raiders v Knights

All the information you need for the first home game of the season at GIO Stadium this weekend thanks to Match Day Sponsor MTAA Super.


Sunday, March 18, GIO Stadium Canberra
Gates Open: 5.15pm
NRL Raiders v Knights: 6.30pm


Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek 

Match Day Sponsor

MTAA Super is our match day sponsor this weekend. Visit their website

Match Day Charity

Our Match Day Charity this week is the Salvation Army. Please visit their marquee in the Western Forecourt. Donations can be made at both the West and East entrances to GIO Stadium.

Viking Clap

The Viking Clap is back in 2018! Make sure you are in your seats as the team gets ready to run on and be part of the first Viking Clap of the season. Our first Viking Ambassador of the year is member Grant Wilson as part of Member Recognition Round 

Viking Ambassadors so far in 2018
Round Two: Grant Wilson


Member Recognition Round

The Canberra Raiders will commence their 2018 home season this Sunday night by celebrating with their members as part of the club’s annual member recognition round.

CLICK HERE for a full rundown of Members Recognition Round

This week’s main Member Lounge interviews will be located on the Eastern side of GIO Stadium.

Members can enter their details in the Lounge until kick-off for a chance to be upgraded with 3 mates at the next Raiders home game against the Warriors thanks to Huawei.

East Members Lounge

Members can gain access to the East lounge by showing membership card, accreditation or ticket.

- Accessible from Gates Open (5.15pm)

- Free Raiders Drink Bottle to the first 100 members to visit the East Members Lounge

- Members Austbrokers Canberra Spin & Win at 5.30pm – Chance to win $50,000

- Live team announcements at 5.45pm (approx.)

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

- Member happy hour rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 5.30pm – 6.00pm

- FREE pool tables

- Live music until kick off by artist, Harry Cleverdon

West Members Lounge

Members can gain access to the West lounge by showing membership card, accreditation or ticket.

- Accessible from Gates Open (5.15pm)

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

- Member happy hour rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 5.30pm – 6.00pm

- FREE pool tables 

Austbrokers Spin and Win

During the first 10 home games of the season, Austbrokers Canberra will be giving members the chance to win $50,000! Each week a member will be selected to spin the wheel and win. In 2018 there has been changes to the wheel, with every spinner taking home cash each week!

CLICK HERE for full details on the Austbrokers Canberra Members Cash Jackpot. In total $500,000 is up for grabs.

This week’s first Spinner is member Amanda Borg

Austbrokers Canberra Half-Time Cash Competition

From gates open each week for the first 10 home games, 100 green Austbrokers Canberra/ Raiders T-Shirts will be distributed at random around the grounds. At the pre-game show 20 minutes before kick-off, 6 lucky attendees wearing their Austbrokers Canberra/ Raiders green shirt will be picked from the crowd.

The 6 chosen participants will take place in a non-physical half-time challenge on-field until one person remains. The remaining participant will then select 1 football out of a total of 30 numbered balls of field. This number is then cross-referenced with the winning cash amount card to determine how much the participant wins. 

CLICK HERE for full details on the Austbrokers Canberra Match Day Cash Giveaways

Pre/Half-Time Entertainment

Gates open at 5.15pm this week and there will still be a host of pre-game entertainment for members and fans as they arrive early to GIO Stadium. Mini Footy is back in 2018 thanks to Huawei, with Cam and Ben taking you through all of the game day news and updates thanks to Channel Nine Canberra.

In 2018 we have a brand-new competition in the Coca-Cola Sing to Win, where all you have to do is hold a Coca-Cola product like a microphone and sing along to the song booming around the Stadium. Each winner receives a $250 Raiders Shop voucher.

As mentioned, we will have the Viking Horn Ceremony pre-game with our member Viking Ambassador before we roll into the first Viking Clap of the season. Get your voices warmed up and help belt out “The Might Green Machine” as the boys run out onto GIO Stadium.

At halftime this week we’ll have the Austbrokers Canberra Match Day Cash Giveaway as well as a performance from Local Dance School PLAY- The Dance Agency. The Duxton Dance Cam, will also be held where you could win $100 voucher for the Ducton in O’Connor.

During the match we have the hugely popular McDonalds Powerplay and the Denman Prospect – Homes for Homes Points for cash!

Man of the Match

This season fans at GIO Stadium will have the opportunity to vote on the man of the match each week.

Keep an eye out on the big screen on match day and you can vote and possibly win a $300 voucher from Goodyear Autocare Phillip!

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 thanks to GEMA Catering.


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 Southern Inner Bowl. 

Raiders members receive 20% off merchandise (Excluding promo and sale items) at GIO Stadium!

Getting to GIO Stadium

Public transport will be the best and easiest option to travel to and from GIO Stadium on Gameday.

CLICK HERE for the latest Public Transport Information

The Duxton at O'Connor has a meal and ticket deal available, with a bus to and from the stadium also available for $5. CLICK HERE to take advantage of this offer


There are 2 main entry points for the Stadium.  Public car parking is available at a number of locations around GIO Stadium Canberra’s precinct.  Car parking is available at a cost of $10.00 (GST incl) per car however fans can take advantage of the new ‘Early Bird Parking Offer’.  Fans who get in early and arrive within the first 45 minutes after the gates have opened on match days will pay a reduced parking fee of $7.

CLICK HERE for full parking information including maps

Watching the Match

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

The NRL match is live on Fox League Channel 502.

There is also the NRL Digital Pass available to watch the match.

Download the NRL App via Google Play or iTunes to subscribe

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:

Please visit the membership marquees at the Western Entry to GIO Stadium to purchase your 2018 memberships on game day. Memberships are also available from the East Box Office.

All membership enquiries can be made at either the East and West ticket boxes or the West membership marquee.

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

Further Membership information can be found on our website:

Raiders Membership Team – Contact us on 02 6253 3515 or

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: 

Game Day: Ticket booths at West/East Gates. 

Visit Canberra

With a magnificent display of fireworks, endless events and a football double-header of epic proportions, it’s time to lift your game and make your next weekend away to Canberra one to remember!

CLICK HERE to find out all the latest from Visit Canberra