Game Day Guide: Raiders v Panthers

Timings
Friday, June 8th, GIO Stadium Canberra.
Gates Open: 4.45pm
NRL: Raiders v Panthers 6.00pm
Katrina Fanning Shield: Queanbeyan Kangaroos v Gungahlin Bulls 8:10pm
Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek or through here!
Membership Available at www.weareraiders.com.au

Match Day Sponsor

Bartercard is the match day sponsor for Friday's match.

As part of the Bartercard Match Day, the 'Bartercard Bucking Ball' will be operating on the west forecourt. Kids can jump on the bucking ball free of charge. On the east forecourt, Bartercard will be running a free kids zone. Raiders themed face painting, tattoos and balloon making will be available.

Match Day Charity

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Match day charity will be selling rainbow bandanas for a donation and will have volunteers roaming the stadium communicating information and collecting donations for the worthy cause.

Katrina Fanning Shield

The Katrina Fanning Shield is back again this week with the Queanbeyan Kangaroos taking on the Gungahlin Bulls. Kick off is at 8:10pm so hang around after the NRL game to support local footy.

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 #32 Ashley Gilbert. The veteran forward was a foundation member of the Club in 1982 and made over 135 appearances for the green machine, scoring 41 tries. 

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)
Round Fourteen: Ashley Gilbert (Raider #32)

Members

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

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

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

Austbrokers Canberra West Members Lounge

Members, NRL or Raiders Accreditation, Yellow Passes & Grandstand Ticket Holders can gain access to the West Lounge by showing membership card, accreditation or ticket.

- Accessible from Gates Open (4.45pm) - Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)

- Member discount rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 5.00pm – 5.30pm

- FREE pool table & table tennis

- Clapper gloves being handed out

- 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 thanks to Huawei.

- Live music until kick off by local artists, Adriana & Bianca Smith

- Members Austbrokers Canberra Spin & Win at 5.00pm – Chance to win $50,000

- Interview with Viking Ambassador Ashley Gilbert #32 at 5.00pm

- Live team announcements at 5.10pm (approx.)

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 Paul Saunders.

Austbrokers Canberra East Members Lounge

Austbrokers Canberra East Members Lounge Members, NRL or Raiders Accreditation, Yellow Passes & Grandstand Ticket Holders can gain access to the East Lounge by showing membership card, accreditation or ticket.

- Accessible from Gates Open (4.45pm)

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

- Member discount rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 5.00pm – 5.30pm

- FREE pool table & table tennis

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 Ashley Gilbert Raider #32 and will bring you all the latest team news ahead of the NRL match thanks to Channel Nine Canberra.

Coca-Cola 'Sing to Win' is also back for another week. 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.

Adriana and Bianca Smith will be performing in the West Members Lounge.

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

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.

All merchandise outlets will be opening at 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 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.