Game Day Guide: Raiders v Roosters

All the information you need for Sunday's match against the Sydney Roosters at GIO Stadium in the #AutismWellbeing round thanks to Match Day Sponsor Huawei.

Timings
Sunday, August 19, GIO Stadium Canberra
Gates Open: 2:55pm
NRL: Raiders v Roosters: 4:10pm

Match Day Sponsor

Huawei is the Match Day Sponsor for Sunday's match at GIO Stadium. Huawei is once again giving up their front of jersey sponsorship to help promote the #AutismWellbeing message and the Ricky Stuart Foundation. Since 2014 Huawei has helped raise over $80,000 in similar match day promotions.

Match Day Charity – Ricky Stuart Foundation

This week we will be raising awareness for Autism Wellbeing. The NRL team will be wearing an #AutismWellbeing themed jersey which has been designed by local children. The player worn jerseys will be auctioned off post-game with funds going towards ongoing support of community housing for people with disabilities.

The Ricky Stuart Foundation will be the Match Day Charity and will be selling beanies and shoelaces in both forecourts.

We will have a special performance at half-time from the Legs Dance Dream Team – a group made up of people with different disabilities. The hashtags for the day are #AutismWellbeing and #HuaweiHelpingAus

Thanks to www.allbids.com.au the player worn jerseys from the match are being auctioned for Charity

CLICK HERE To bid on the jersey's now!

Viking Clap

This week's Viking Ambassador is former Ground Announcer and Raiders member Greg Robson. Robbo was the Ground Announcer at GIO Stadium for over a decade and returns this weekend as our valued guest.

During a massive media career, Robbo featured on TV screens during the Raiders glory days and has more recently been heard on Radio 2CA.

Following the announcement this week of the 1989 Grand Final being recognised as the greatest decider of all time at the annual Men of League dinner, we will talk with Robbo about his experiences covering the match and after party. 

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)
Round Eighteen: Marshall Chalk (Raider #248)
Round Twenty-Two: Maddie Studdon (NSW Origin Captain)
Round Twenty-Three: Greg Robson (Former Ground Announcer)

Members

This week's main Member Lounge interviews will be located on the Eastern Side of GIO Stadium.
Members are encouraged to visit the East Members Lounge pre-game, where 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 Rabbitohs thanks to Huawei.

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 (2.55pm)
- Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)
- Member discount rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 3.10pm – 3.40pm
- FREE pool table & table tennis
- 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
- Free membership items for the first 100 members
- Live music until kick off by artist, Kiwi Gee
- Interview With Aidan Sezer 3.10pm
- Interview with Viking Ambassador Greg Robson at 3.10pm
- Live team announcements at 3.20pm (approx.)

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.

Please note the Northern End of the West Lounge is closed from Gates Open until the end of halftime for a private function. 

- Accessible from Gates Open (2.55pm)
- Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)
- Member discount rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 3.10pm – 3.40pm
- FREE pool table & table tennis

Pre/Half-Time Entertainment

Another massive day of entertainment is on offer this week at GIO Stadium, with gates opening at 2.55pm. Head to the West Forecourt pre-game and see the Kingsford Smith Band perform, or head straight down to ground level to check out the Huawei Mini-Footy.

The Game Preview with Cam and Ben will feature an interview with Viking Ambassador Greg Robson, as well as all of the latest team news coming out of both changerooms.

We will have a pre-game dance perfromance from Pointe2Pointe.

There's also the Coca-Cola Sing to win where all you have to do is sing along to the tune played around the Stadium and use your Coke product as a microphone.

The Maccas Powerplay will happen during the first half, giving members and fans at the game the chance to score 2 for 1 Maccas!

At Halftime we will have the Special Dance performance by the Legs Dance Dream Team and we'll speak with representatives from Huawei about the involvement with the Raiders charity jersey and matchday.

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.

Merchandise

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 Raiders merchandise (Excluding promo and sale items) at GIO Stadium! www.raidersshop.com.au

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.
Getting to 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.

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Thanks to Visit Canberra

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Floriade isn't just celebrating the start of spring and the blossoming of more than one million bulbs and annuals, we're celebrating the best of Pop Culture! Explore an illuminated wonderland as NightFest, exclusive to Canberra, returns from 26-30 September

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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 Channel Nine and Fox League Channel 502 and Channel Nine.

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:

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

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.