The Raiders return home to GIO Stadium this Saturday when they take on the Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium. All the information you need is right here in our game day guide.
Saturday July 20, GIO Stadium Canberra
Gates Open: 3.00pm
Jersey Flegg – Raiders v Tigers: 3.15pm
NRL – Raiders v Tigers: 5.30pm
Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek
Match Day theme: Celebrating 30 Years since the 1989 Grand Final
The current Raiders NRL players will be wearing jerseys commemorating the 1989 premiership winning team.
CLICK HERE to bid to win one of these jerseys!
As part of the pre-game segment we will speak with players from both the Raiders and Tigers Grand Final teams. At half-time of the NRL game there will be a Past Player Parade with over 70 returning Canberra Raiders first-grade players.
Match Day Sponsor: Canberra Milk
Thanks to Match Day Sponsor Canberra Milk, Raiders Choc Mint Milks are being handed out for free in today’s East Members Lounge. At half-time we will have the Past Players Parade brought to you by Canberra Milk.
Match Day Charity – Menslink
Match Day Charity Menslink is a mentoring program that pairs men with young blokes aged 10-18. The mentoring program aims to help young men build resilience, confidence enhance positive potential. Volunteers from Menslink will be collecting donations around the grounds at the game.
For more information please visit https://menslink.org.au/
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 #89 Steve Jackson. Steve played 17 matches for the Raiders between 1987 and 1989, including the 1989 Grand Final where he scored the try that sealed victory for the Green machine.
2019 Viking Ambassadors
Round Two: Chris Houghton (Raider #95)
Round Three: Chris O’Sullivan (Raider #24)
Round Five: Matthew Corkery (Raider #57)
Round Six: Phil Small (ACT Broadcaster)
Round Eight: David Barnhill (Raider #111)
Round 10: Troy Thompson (Raider #229)
Round 11: Ken Nagas (Raider #146)
Round 14: Paul Martin (Raider #79)
Round 18: Steve Jackson (Raider #89)
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 Membership 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)
Every week at GIO Stadium Raiders members are at the forefront of game day activation's, competitions, and giveaways.
This week’s member lounge will be located on the Eastern side of GIO Stadium. Please note due to the Forever Green function, the West Members lounge will be closed this week. Only invited guests wearing appropriate wristbands will gain entry to the West Lounge.
- Members 10% Food Discount
- Members 20% Merchandise Discount
- Members Beverage Price Discount ½ hour pre-game
East Member Lounge details for Saturday:
- Accessible from Gates Open (3.00pm)
- Canberra Milk Choc Mint Milks for the first 100 members
- Snack foods available to purchase (10% discount for members)
- Member discount rates upon presentation of card for drinks: (4.30pm-5.00pm)
- Interview with Joey Leilua at 4.30pm
- FREE pool table & table tennis
- Lucky Door Prize draw – Chance to win the Huawei Viking VIP experience at the next home game.
Gates open at 3.00pm on Saturday and kick-off the day with the Jersey Flegg match between the Raiders and Tigers at 3.15pm.
Huawei Mini-footy will be happening pre-game this week, as the stars of tomorrow have the chance to play on GIO Stadium.
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.
See Spectrum- Jazz Band CCB performing in the West Forecourt.
This week’s McDonald’s Match Day performance will be by BjP Physical Culture.
There is also a special National Zoo and Aquarium activation in the forecourt for fans to check out.
Cam and Ben will then take you through all the game day news and updates thanks to Channel Nine Canberra before kick-off, including special interviews with 1989 legends.
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 singing along to the song of the day using a Coca-Cola product as a microphone.
And make sure you are in your seat prior to kick-off for the Viking Clap! This is led by the Australian Federation Guard.
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.
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 weeks Halftime will be dedicated to our Forever Green players, with past Raiders players taking part in a halftime parade. You can see all the players during the halftime break!
And the popular Duxton Dance Cam will be at halftime again this week, 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
Don't forget, Raiders members receive 10% off food at GIO Stadium thanks to GEMA Catering.
There are 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
Please note due to the high level of patrons expected on Saturday, GIO Stadium are encouraging the use of public transport options. Alternatively, carpooling is encouraged.
Overflow parking is available at the University of Canberra accessed via College St and buses will have some capacity to pick up on College St which is a 20-minute walk to/from the stadium.
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.
· 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.
Report it to sort it
If you notice any anti-social, discriminatory behaviour or other issues at the match, please text “Assist” to 0455 883 228 for assistance. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and will likely result in exclusion from the venue.
To ensure the safety of players and fans, all bags will be checked at the gate, so please arrive early to avoid delays. Please remove jackets, blankets and other bulky items from your bag prior to entry.
Rideshare & Uber
A designated drop off and pick-up area will be available on Leverrier St in front of the AIS Visitors centre or AIS Arena on the WEST side of the stadium. For Rideshare / Uber services use ‘AIS Arena’ or ‘AIS Visitors Centre’ as your destination and pick up location, please do not use ‘GIO Stadium’.
Taxis will drop off and pick up at the taxi rank outside the WEST gate only.
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
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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 on the Canberra Rex Ad banner above 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
Any current members with enquiries on the day can visit the membership booth at either the East ticket box or West Ticket Box.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Membership information can be found on our website: www.weareraiders.com.au
Raiders Membership Team – Contact us on 02 6253 3515 or email@example.com
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.