The Raiders return home to GIO Stadium this Sunday, when they take on the Parramatta Eels at GIO Stadium. All the information you need is right here in our Game Day Guide.

Timings

Sunday, April 14, GIO Stadium Canberra

Gates Open: 1.35pm

Jersey Flegg - Raiders v Eels: 1.50pm

Canterbury Cup NSW: Mounties v Wentworthville: 3.55pm

NRL - Raiders v Eels: 6.10pm

Tickets

Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek

Membership Available at www.weareraiders.com.au  

Match Day Sponsor

Denman Prospect is this week’s match day sponsor and they will be handing out Denman Prospect Viking Clapper sticks in the forecourts as attendees arrive from 4pm. Don’t forget to use your clapper sticks to make the loudest Viking Clap possible before the Raiders run on to GIO Stadium.

For more information on Denman Prospect please visit denmanprospect.com.au

Viking Clap

The Viking Clap continues to be a highlight for Raiders game days! 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 #57 Matthew Corkery. Matthew played 56 matches for the club from 1984-1989 scoring 19 tries. He is also the current Coach of the clubs Tarsha Gale Cup team. 

2019 Viking Ambassadors

Round Two: Chris Houghton (Raider #95)

Round Three: Chris O’Sullivan (Raider #24)

Round Five: Matthew Corkery (Raider #57)

2018 Viking Ambassadors

Grant Wilson (Raiders Member), Victor the Viking and Velda the Valkyrie, Les Gock (Musician), Bradley Clyde (Raider #97), Ruben Wiki (Raider #153), Mark Bell (Raider #100), Clinton Schifcofske (Raider #219), Ashley Gilbert (Raider #32), Marshall Chalk (Raider #248), Maddie Studdon (Jillaroo), Greg Robson (Former Ground Announcer), Greg Johnston (Club Sponsor).

2017 Viking Ambassadors

Alan Tongue (Raider #211), Jason Croker (Raider #124), Jay Hoffman (Raider #6), Monsignor John Woods (Raiders Chaplain), Chris Seed (NZ High Commissioner), Dennis Richardson (Former Secretary Department of Defence), Gary Belcher (Raider #73), Michael Roberston (Raider #228), Bronnie Taylor (NSW, MLC), Katrina Fanning (Jillaroo), Glenn Lazarus (Raider #90)

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 Western side of GIO Stadium.

Members Discounts

- Members 10% Food Discount

- Members 20% Merchandise Discount

- Members Beverage Price Discount ½ hour pre-game

West Member Lounge details for Sunday:

- Accessible from Gates Open (1.35pm)

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

- Member discount rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 5.10pm – 5.40pm

- FREE pool table & table tennis

- Interview with Viking Ambassador Matthew Corkery (Raider #57) at 5.10pm

- Lucky Door Prize draw – Chance to win the Huawei Viking VIP experience at the next home game

East Member Lounge Details for Sunday:

This week the following activities will be happening on the Eastern side of GIO Stadium.

- Accessible from Gates Open (1.35pm)

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

- Member discount rates upon presentation of card for drinks: 5.10pm – 5.40pm

- FREE pool table & table tennis

Pre-Game Entertainment

Gates open at 1.35pm this Sunday with the main game kicking off at 6.10pm. Come early to see the Raiders Jersey Flegg team take on the Eels at 1.50pm, while the Mounties play Wentworthville at 3.55pm.

Every home game 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.

The Raiders Viking Ship inflatable will be available for some free fun in the East Forecourt.

On-field, there will be 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 Matt Corkery.

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.

This week’s McDonald’s Match Day Performance will be Legs Dance Studio who are set to light up the field pre-game.

And make sure you are in your seat prior to kick-off for the Viking Clap! Led by the Australian Federation Guard.

McDonald’s Powerplay

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

The Huawei Hot Seat is on each home match, 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.

This week’s halftime performance will be headlined by 16-year-old vocal powerhouse Lara D who will perform on-field. Lara is part of the Jam 4 Awareness program, which is a program which is passionate about women’s issues including self-esteem and self-worth in schools and community.

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.

Information on Homes for Homes can be found at www.homesforhomes.com.au

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.

Merchandise

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! 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 FREE bus to the stadium 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 ‘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.

Advised GIO Stadium Service Changes

Stadium Management has advised the Raiders that ATMs are no longer at the venue due to low demand. All food and beverage outlets now have EFTPOS / tap and go facilities.

Additionally, as there is currently no agreement in place between TAB and the venue, TAB facilities are no longer available on site.

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

Overseas fans can watch via Watch NRL

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 www.visitcanberra.com.au

ACCOMMODATION – BOOK NOW FOR THE NEXT HOME 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 for Raiders preferred rates 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 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:

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: www.ticketek.com.au

Game Day: Ticket booths at West/East Gates.