Game Day Guide: Raiders v Bulldogs

The Raiders will be celebrating all things local rugby league this Thursday at GIO Stadium as we celebrate the Canberra Region Rugby League thanks to Match Day Sponsor Dare Iced Coffee.

Timings

Thursday, April 5, GIO Stadium Canberra
Gates Open: 5.20pm
Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup: 5.30pm Queanbeyan Blues v Yass Magpies
NRL Raiders v Bulldogs: 7.50pm

Tickets

Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek 

Membership Available at www.weareraiders.com.au

Match Day Sponsor

Dare Iced Coffee is our match day sponsor this weekend. Visit their website  http://www.dareicedcoffee.com.au/

CRRL Round

The Raiders will use round five at GIO Stadium to promote all things local rugby league. The curtain raiser for the match will be the opening match of the Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup season with the Queanbeyan Blues Taking on the Yass Magpies from 5.30pm.

At halftime this weekend we’ll have the annual CRRL Junior relay race, with 10 local rugby league clubs represented from under 6’s through until under 16’s. The winning club will receive a $500 Gift voucher from Hart Sport, a $300 voucher for second and a $200 voucher for third.

The CRRL is calling on junior registrations for the 2018 season. To register to play junior eague please visit www.playnrl.com.au/register

For all the information you need on the CRRL visit www.crrl.com.au

Match Day Charity

Our Match Day Charity this week is the Hartley Lifecare. Please visit their stalls in both forecourts. They will be running a raffle to win a treat hamper and will also have a competition to promote the Hartley Cycle Challenge.

Two Stationary bikes will be positioned in the West Forecourt. The person who cycles the farthest in one minute will win a signed Raiders jersey amongst other prizes!   

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 Viking Clap.

This weeks Viking Ambassador is Aussie Rock Legend Les Gock who was part of the famous band Hush. Even more exciting for Raiders fans was Gock was the man who produced the Mighty Green Machine song. Les and his band ‘Drive’ will be performing Pre-Game. Les will also lead the Viking Clap Ceremony as the Viking Ambassador!

Viking Ambassadors so far in 2018
Round Two: Grant Wilson (Raiders Member)
Round Three: Velda the Valkyrie and Victor the Viking
Round Five: Les Gock

Members

Every week at GIO Stadium Raiders members are at the forefront of gameday activations, competitions and giveaways.

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 Eels thanks to Huawei.

Austbrokers Canberra East Members Lounge

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

- Accessible from Gates Open (5.20pm)

- Members Austbrokers Canberra Spin & Win at 6.50pm – Chance to win $50,000 Ross Calvert is this weeks lucky member!  

- Live Team Announcement at 7.00pm

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

- Member happy hour rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 6.50pm-7.20pm

- FREE pool table & Table Tennis

- Live music until kick off by artist, Ryan Tredinnick

Austbrokers Canberra West Members Lounge (Southern End) 

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

Please note the Northern end of the West Lounge will be closed from Gates Open until the conclusion of Halftime of the NRL match, as it is a new corporate facility for the 2018 season. 

- Accessible from Gates Open (5.20pm)

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

- Member happy hour rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 6.50pm-7.20pm

- FREE pool table & Table Tennis

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 Spinner is member Ross Calvert

Austbrokers Canberra Half-Time Cash Competition

From 30 minutes before kick-off 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 5.20pm this week with two live matches. First up is the Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup opener between the Queanbeyan Blues and Yass Magpies.

Make sure you stop by the forecourt pre-game and check out the Harrison School Band, who will be performing pre-game, while Ryan Tredinnick will be performing in the East Members lounge.

Creator of “The Mighty Green Machine” Les Gock will performing pre-game with his band Drive and will belt out the famous Raiders tune.

We will also have this week’s local Dance School performance, with Legs Dance Studio performing.

Mini Footy is back thanks to Huawei, with local participants taking part in on-field action.

Cam and Ben will then take you through all of the game day news and updates thanks to Channel Nine Canberra before kick-off., including an interview with Les Gock.

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.

At halftime this week we’ll have the Canberra Region Rugby League relay race, the Austbrokers Canberra Match Day Cash Giveaway and The Duxton Dance Cam, where you could win $100 voucher for the Duxton 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!

Post-Match Canberra Milk Footy’s

Each home game in 2018 local players from the Canberra Region Rugby League will meet Raiders NRL players post-match on the field of play.

They will present each player with two Canberra Milk mini-footys which the player will sign. One footy goes to the junior player and one will be thrown into the crowd by the Raiders player to thank members and fans for their attendance.

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.

Merchandise

There will be three merchandise outlets at GIO Stadium on Thursday, 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. 

All outlets will open from Gates Open. 

Raiders members receive 20% off merchandise (Excluding promo and sale items) 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 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

Parking

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 45 minutes after the gates open 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 Channel Nine and 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. 

Listening to the Match

In 2018 there are more ways to listen. You can tune into any of the following call teams on your game day.

Raiders on Mix – Mix106.3 FM

Raiders Call Team 1206 2CC AM

ABC Grandstand – 666 ABC AM

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 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.