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Game Day Guide: Raiders v Warriors

The Raiders return home to GIO Stadium this Saturday, for the last regular season match of the season against the New Zealand Warriors


Saturday, September 7, GIO Stadium Canberra

Gates Open: 12.30pm

Katrina Fanning Shield Grand Final – Yass v Valley Dragons: 12.45pm

NRL – Raiders v Warriors: 3.00pm


Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek 

Remember that pre-purchasing tickets is cheaper than buying at the gate!

Members Appreciation Round

To thank the record number of Canberra Raiders members in 2019, we will be acknowledging and appreciating all 20,121 members in many ways throughout gameday including:

- 18th Raider Experience

- Junior Mascot Experience

- Huawei Viking VIP Experience

- Autograph Alley

- Canberra Milk Football Giveaway

- Member Drummer for Viking Clap Ceremony

- Guard of Honour first half

- Guard of Honour second half

- Harvey Norman Raiders Trivia Competition pre-game

- Giveaways in the members lounges

- Three Lucky Door Prizes in the West Members Lounge

- Online Hashtag Competition - #RaidersMembers2019 for the chance to win a $100 Intersport voucher

- Members photobooth in the West Lounge

- Post-game player and member on-field presentation – selected members who have attended the most home games this season.

Match Day Charity: Motor Neurone Disease Australia

Match Day Charity, Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia is the national body for people living with MND. Motor Neurone Disease Australia encourages collaboration with their partners to promote optimal care outcomes for people living with MND and enable research that will identify the cause and lead to better care, control and ultimately a cure for MND.

The Goulburn Toyota Gundaroo Music Festival happening on Saturday 26th of October, is raising much needed awareness and funds for this charity. For more information visit

There will also be volunteers at the game sharing important information and collecting donations for this worthwhile organisation.

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 #277 Glen Buttriss. Glenn played 119 matches for the Raiders between 2008 and 2015.

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)

Round 21: Matt Gafa (Raider #182)

Round 23: Malcolm Johnston (Australian Jockey)

Round 24: Glen Buttriss (Raider #277)

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 weeks main members lounge will be on the West side of GIO Stadium.

West Member Lounge details for Sunday:

- Accessible from Gates Open (12.30pm)

- Lucky Door Prize draw – Three Prizes to be drawn at approx. 2.15pm

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

- Member discount rates upon presentation of card for drinks: (2.00pm-2.30pm)

- Interview with Viking Ambassador Glen Buttriss (Raider #277) at 2.00pm

- Members Photo Booth

- Free Giveaway Items

- FREE pool table & table tennis

East Member Lounge details for Sunday:

- Accessible from Gates Open (12.30pm)

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

- Member discount rates upon presentation of card for drinks: (2.00pm-2.30pm)

- Free Giveaway Items

- FREE pool table

Members Discounts

- Members 10% Food Discount

- Members 20% Merchandise Discount

Pre-Game Entertainment

Gates open at 12.30pm on Sunday and we kick things off with the Grand Final of the Katrina Fanning Shield at 12.45pm, where Yass takes on Valley Dragons.

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.

In the East Forecourt we’ll have the Raiders inflatable Viking Ship.

Tuggeranong Valley Band will be performing in the West Forecourt.

Huawei Mini-footy will be happening pre-game this week, as the stars of tomorrow have the chance to play on GIO Stadium.

There will also be the new and popular League Stars program on display, so drop by on the Western Side of the ground to see how the program works and how you can sign up to play!

Cam and Ben will then take you through all the game day news and updates thanks to Channel Nine Canberra before kick-off, including an Interview with Viking Ambassador Glen Buttriss.

Coca-Cola Sing to Win is on, 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.

We’ll also have the Harvey Norman Raiders Trivia Competition with some lucky members looking to win.

And make sure you are in your seat for the Viking Clap! Led by our drumming Member Simon!

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 for our last 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.

And on-field during halftime we have the McDonalds Match Day Dance Extravaganza, with Five Dance Schools and 200 participants set to take the field.

And the popular Duxton Dance Cam will be at halftime 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.

We currently sit at $20,400

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 Intersport

Post-Match Members Presentation

After the game on Saturday 17 lucky members who attended all home matches in 2019 will be presented a special prize pack from the players who participate in Saturday’s match.

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.

GIO Stadium Food Tour


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!

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 Sunday, 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.

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.

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.

Bag Searches

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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Handmade Market is an indoor event showcasing over 270 Australian designer/producers, all products on sale are Australian made and designed.

For everything happening in Canberra visit


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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

Membership Enquiries:

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.

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 team on 6253 3515 during business hours or email

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.

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.