Game Day Guide: Raiders v Sea Eagles

All the information you need for the Raiders v Sea Eagles at GIO Stadium this Friday night thanks to Match Day Sponsor ActewAGL

Timings
Friday, May 25, GIO Stadium Canberra
Gates Open: 4.45pm
NRL: Raiders v Sea Eagles 6.00pm
Katrina Fanning Shield: Valley Dragons v Goulburn 8.10pm
Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek
Membership Available at www.weareraiders.com.au

Match Day Sponsor

ActewAGL www.actewagl.com.au is the match day sponsor for Friday nights match.

One of the highlights this Friday night comes at halftime, when the ActewAGL All-Stars take on the Raiders Forever Green team in touch footy, with both teams set to be named on Tuesday afternoon.

ActewAGL will also be giving away a special gift pack to the first 100 members who visit the East Members Lounge on Friday.

Forever Green

This Friday night is the annual Forever Green match at GIO Stadium, with over 60 past Raiders first-grade players attending the game. The players will be down on the field watching the NRL team warm-up and will also line the tunnel pre-game to help cheer the team onto the field and be part of the Viking Clap.

Please note the West Members Lounge will be closed from gates open until kick-off this Friday, as there is a function for the Forever Green Members.

Members are encouraged to visit the East Members Lounge pre-game, where all of the standard pre-match activities will occur this week.

Match Day Charity

This week's Match Day Charity is Canberra PCYC. They will have volunteers in both Forecourts with a number of activations and promotions to raise awareness of their programs including boxing demonstrations, PlayStation gaming, pass the ball and live Music in both forecourts.

Volunteers for PCYC will also be collecting donations. Head to www.pcyc.net.au for more information on PCYC

NRL Beanies for Brain Cancer Round

Round 12 is the NRL's Beanies for Brain Cancer round and patrons will have the opportunity to purchase beanies at the game to support the Mark Hughes Foundation in the West Forecourt. Both teams will also run onto the field wearing the Beanies for the NRL match.

Katrina Fanning Shield

Post-NRL Match this week at 8.10pm we will have a special match taking place on field featuring two local women's rugby league teams, with the Valley Dragons and Goulburn playing a match in the Katrina Fanning Shield. 

Viking Clap

We're almost halfway through the NRL season and the Viking Clap continues to be one of the biggest highlights of Raiders match day.

Our Viking Ambassador this week is Raider #219 Clinton Schifcofske. A former Captain of the Green Machine, Schifcofske played 139 matches for the Raiders scoring 1052 points!

Viking Ambassadors so far in 2018

Round Two: Grant Wilson (Raiders Member)
Round Three: Velda the Valkyrie and Victor the Viking (Raiders Mascots)
Round Five: Les Gock (Songwriter)
Round Six: Bradley Clyde (Raider #97)
Round Nine: Ruben Wiki (Raider #153)
Round Ten: Mark Bell (Raider #100)
Round Twelve: Clinton Schifcofske (Raider #219)

Members

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

The West Members Lounge will be closed from gates open until kick-off this Friday, as there is a function for the Forever Green Players.

Members are encouraged to visit the East Members Lounge pre-game, where all of the pre-match activities will occur this week.

Members can enter their details in the East Lounge until kick-off for a chance to be upgraded with 3 mates at the next Raiders home game against the Panthers 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 (4.45pm)
- ActewAGL Gift Packs for the first 100 Members
- Viking Clapper Glove giveaway
- Members Austbrokers Canberra Spin & Win at 5.00pm – Chance to win $50,000. Tony Mollica is this week's lucky member!
- Live Interview with Junior Paulo and latest team news.
- Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)
- Member happy hour rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 5.00pm-5.30pm
- FREE Pool Table & Table Tennis
- Live music until kick off by artist Adrianna & Bianca Smith

Austbrokers Canberra West Members Lounge

Closed this weekend pre-match for private Club function.

Please note the Southern end of the West Members Lounge will be closed from gates open until Kick-Off due to the Forever Green Function.

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 corporate facility for the 2018 season.

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 have 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 Tony Mollica

Austbrokers Canberra Half-Time Cash Competition

Each week for the first 10 home games, 100 green Austbrokers Canberra/ Raiders T-Shirts will be distributed at random around the ground. 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 on the 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 4.45pm this week with a 6.00pm NRL Kick-Off

There will be mini-footy pre-game this week thanks to Huawei!

Cam and Ben will be on-field pre-game with an interview with Viking Ambassador Clinton Schifcofske Raider #219 and will bring you all the latest team news ahead of the NRL match thanks to Channel Nine Canberra.

Pre-Game there will be a performance from MUSE Down Under as part of the local dance school performances. There will also be the Melrose High School Band performing in the West Forecourt.

Be in your seat pre-game to enter the Coca-Cola Sing to Win promotion, 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. The winner receives a $250 Raiders Shop voucher.

We will have the Viking Horn Ceremony pre-game with our Viking Ambassador Clinton Schifcofske before we roll into the Viking Clap.

The Raiders Forever Green players will line the tunnel for the start of the NRL Match.

At Halftime this week there will be the ActewAGL All-Stars v Raiders Forever Green touch footy match, featuring a number of stars from yesteryear.

There will also be the Austbrokers Canberra Match Day Cash Giveaway and The Duxton Dance Cam, where you could win a $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 for 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 Footys

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 at varying times 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 Saturday, 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.

The West Forecourt Merchandise outlet will be open at Gates open, with the East and South outlets open at Gates Open also.

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 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.