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Game Day Guide: Raiders v Storm

The Raiders will be acknowledging their loyal members this Friday night at GIO Stadium, with member recognition round against the Melbourne Storm.


Friday, March 22, GIO Stadium Canberra

Gates Open: 3.30pm

Jersey Flegg - Raiders v Thunderbolts: 3.45pm

NRL - Raiders v Storm: 6.00pm


Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek 
Membership Available at

Match Day Sponsor

ActewAGL is our match day sponsor this weekend. Visit their website

Match Day Charity

Match Day Charity GIVIT will have volunteers positioned on both forecourts and will be raising awareness and collecting monetary donations for this worthwhile cause. On the East forecourt GIVIT will be running face painting for the kids and on the West forecourt at 5.15pm there will be a mascot tug of war and dance off.


GIVIT is a national not-for-profit organisation matching public generosity with genuine need. GIVIT works to alleviate poverty in Canberra by ensuring every charity has the items needed for the people they support. Through, local charities are supported as they request essential, quality items on behalf of their clients. GIVIT then matches these requests with items donated by the community, ensuring our most vulnerable residents receive exactly what they need, when they need it the most. | Instagram

How to Donate

Donate your quality pre-loved items to a fellow Canberran in need, via A donated mattress could mean a child no longer sleeps on the floor, or a donated bike could mean a refugee mother can now get to appointments.

There’s 3 ways to give:
1. Visit and search for items needed in ACT
2. If you have an item but it’s not on the ACT list, pledge it at 

3. No items to donate? Make a cash donation at 100% of your donation will go to purchasing urgently needed items
Experience the joy of giving!

Member Recognition Round

Our first home game of the season gives us the chance to thank all of our loyal members who have signed up for the 2019 season.

To recognise and thank Canberra Raiders members, there will be plenty of activities and experiences for members throughout the day. Some of the inclusions include:

- Viking Horn Experience

- Coin Toss Experience

- 5 lucky door prize packs in the West Lounge

- Photo booth in the West Lounge
- Membership giveaways for the first 100 members to visit the West & East Lounge

- Members Guard of Honour (second half)

- Canberra Milk on field footy giveaway post-game

Members Discounts

- Members 10% Food Discount

- Members 20% Merchandise Discount

- Members Beverage Price Discount ½ hour pre-game

Viking Clap

The Viking Clap is back in 2019! Make sure you are in your seats as the team gets ready to run on and be part of the Viking Clap.

This week’s Viking Ambassador is Raider #95 Chris Houghton. Chris was a player with the Green Machine from 1988-1989 played 80 first grade matches including 17 for the Raiders.

He was part of the squad in 1989 and played in five matches for the Raiders in first grade in this season. Just as important, Chris is a current Raiders member and signs up every season!

2019 Viking Ambassadors

Round Two: Chris Houghton (Raider #95)


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 Western side of GIO Stadium.

West Member Lounge details for Friday:

- Accessible from Gates Open (3.30pm)

- 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

- Photo booth

- Free membership item for the first 100 members

- Interview with Viking Ambassador and Former Player Chris Houghton (Raider #95) at 5.00pm- Lucky Door Prize Draw at 5.05pm

The East Member Lounge is also up and running this season. This week the following activities will be happening on the Eastern side of GIO Stadium.

- Accessible from Gates Open (3.30pm)

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

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

- Free membership item for the first 100 members

- FREE pool table & table tennis

Pre-Game Entertainment

Gates open at 3.30pm this Friday with the main game kicking off at 6.00pm. Come early to see the return of the Raiders Jersey Flegg team, as they take on the Victorian Thunderbolts at 3.45pm.

The Harrison School band will be in the Western forecourt pre-game warming up the crowd so drop by and watch their performance.

Every week this season we’ll have the “Bartercard Bucking Ball” up and running in the West Forecourt, so drop by and give it a go!

The Maccas Kid Zone will be up and running, with a jumping castle, face painting and colouring in. This will also be available every week this season in the West Forecourt.

We’ll also have the ActewAGL Pass the ball up in the West Forecourt, so come and test your skills!

On-field, we’ll see the return of Huawei Mini-Footy, with the stars of tomorrow having the opportunity to have a run on GIO Stadium.

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 Viking Ambassador Chris Houghton.

Coca-Cola Sing to Win is back bigger and better in 2019, with fans attending the match having the chance to win a $250 Raiders Shop voucher, by signing along to the song of the day using a Coca-Cola product as a microphone.

Be in your seats prior to kick-off for the first Viking Clap of the season!

The McDonalds Powerplay is back again this year too with a new and improved feature. If it doesn’t go off in the first half, the team will get another crack during the second half to score and win for the fans attending!

Halftime Entertainment

This week’s McDonald’s Match Day Performance will be Dance Northside who are set to light up the field at halftime.

The new Huawei Hot Seat starts this Friday, with one lucky fan having the chance to win a brand-new Huawei Handset! All you need to do is be sitting in your seat at halftime to potentially win.

And the popular Duxton Dance Cam will be at halftime again this year, to keep you moving and grooving before the teams return to the field for the second half.

Homes for Homes Points for Cash

Every home match at GIO Stadium is a chance to raise money for the Homes for Homes charity, with Denman Prospect donating $100 for every point the Raiders score this season all thanks to Denman Prospect.

Information on Homes for Homes can be found at

ActewAGL SMS Man of the Match

This season fans at GIO Stadium will have the opportunity to vote on the man of the match each week thanks to ActewAGL. Keep an eye out on the big screen on match day and you can vote and possibly win a $100 voucher thanks to Sportsman’s Warehouse.

Post-Match Canberra Milk Footy’s

Each home game in 2019, Junior Members will have the chance to come onto the field post-match and meet one of the Raiders stars.

The Junior Member will give each player two Canberra Milk mini-footys to sign, one footy goes to the Junior Member 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. Follow the link here for specific F&B outlet opening times and menu listings.

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, 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.

Opposition team apparel is also available to purchase.

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 FREE bus to the stadium 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 ‘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

Important Parking Information

There are rules in sport and rules when parking!

Parking safely and legally at local sporting events is important for the safety of our kids and those kids that may be attending from interstate.

Illegal and dangerous parking reduces visibility and creates a potential safety risk especially for children.

Access Canberra advises that drivers who disregard the road rules and parking signs at local sporting events risk a fine.

By parking by the rules you are keeping us all safe.

Don’t park:

· on the verge -$ 120 fine

· in no parking zones - $120 fine

· on footpaths or across driveways - $120 fine

· in bus zones - $162 fine

· in no stopping zones - $270 fine

· in mobility (disabled) spaces - $600 fine.

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 and Instagram for heaps of behind the scenes photos and videos from the match.

Listening to the Match

In 2019 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

ABC Grandstand – 666 ABC AM

Visiting Canberra?

There are plenty of things to do in this amazing City. If you’re looking for something to do while you are here for the game visit

Accommodation – Book now for the match

The Canberra Raiders have partnered with the Canberra Rex Hotel for the 2019 season.

A convenient central location, with easy access to National attractions, shopping, restaurants and business precedents make the Rex Hotel the obvious choice.

CLICK HERE and book now to enjoy everything the Rex has to offer, as part of your match day experience.

Location: 150 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City, ACT 2612

Phone: 02 6248 5311

Membership Enquiries:

Any current members with enquiries on the day can visit the membership booth at either the East ticket box or West Membership trailer.

Membership Ticketing Replacement:

All members who have misplaced/lost their membership card can visit the Membership/Ticket Collection window located at the West or East 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:

All ticket collections guaranteed for corporate/members can be collected 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.