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Game Day Guide: Raiders v Titans

The Raiders have their first home game of the season this Friday night at GIO Stadium, when they take on the Gold Coast Titans. Check out our Game Day Guide for all the information ahead of match day.

Timings

Friday, March 13, GIO Stadium Canberra

Gates Open: 4.30pm

NRL – Raiders v Titans: 6.00pm

Match Day Sponsor – Zango

Zango is Canberra’s newest, locally-owned property listing site. Offering a platform that better supports and connects agents, landlords, tenants and vendors, Zango gives you the hottest property listings in the ACT and surrounds.

Victor is putting his castle on the market! Raiders fans are being asked to help Victor sell his castle by searching through the buy section of the Zango website. By using the clues provided at half-time of the NRL match, participants must use the filters (number of bedrooms and features) to find Victor’s castle! 

For more on Zango visit www.zango.com.au

Tickets

Tickets to the match are available from Ticketek

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

Disaster Relief Round

The Raiders will continue their Disaster Relief campaign during game day. Emergency Services staff and volunteers will receive a free General Admission ticket on arrival by presenting ID at a Ticketek outlet. To welcome the team to the field, a guard of honour will be formed by volunteers and staff who have assisted with the recent fires and floods.

There will be a moment of Applause on-field with NRL Players, Officials and Emergency Services Staff & Volunteers.

Information for tickets: ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS), ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES), ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R), ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS), ACT Community Fire Unit (CFU), ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA), NSW State Emergency Service (NSWSES) and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS) receive free entry into the game. ID is to be shown at a Ticketek window to receive a General Admission Ticket.

Match Day Charity: The Salvation Army

Match Day Charity The Salvation Army will have volunteers positioned on the forecourts and will be raising awareness and collecting funds for the recent disasters. This is part of a whole game initiative through the NRL for Round 1, A Round FOR ALL. 

www.salvationarmy.org.au

Raiders Lime is back!

For one day only Raiders Lime will be back thanks to Canberra Milk! Proceeds from the sale of the milk on the day will go towards the Raiders Bushfire relief fund.

Viking Clap

Be there for the first Viking Clap of the season! Don’t forget to be in your seats before kick-off to experience the best pre-game experience in the NRL.

This week’s Viking Ambassador is The Honourable Andrew Constance MP, Member for Bega. Andrew will be representing the countless fire and rescue volunteers who assisted during the recent Bushfire crisis.

2020 Viking Ambassadors

Round One: Andrew Constance MP (Bushfire Crisis Champion)

2019 Viking Ambassadors

Chris Houghton (Raider #95), Chris O’Sullivan (Raider #24), Matthew Corkery (Raider #57), Phil Small (ACT Broadcaster), David Barnhill (Raider #111), Troy Thompson (Raider #229), Ken Nagas (Raider #146), Paul Martin (Raider #79), Steve Jackson (Raider #89), Matt Gafa (Raider #182), Malcolm Johnston (Australian Jockey), Glenn 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)

Members

Every week at GIO Stadium Raiders members are at the forefront of game day activation's, competitions, and giveaways.

This week’s main Zango members lounge will be on the West side of GIO Stadium.

2020 Raiders membership is proudly sponsored by Zango.

West Zango Member Lounge details for Friday:

- Accessible from Gates Open (4.30pm)

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

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

- Interview with Viking Ambassador Andrew Constance MP

- FREE pool table

East Zango Member Lounge details for Friday:

- Accessible from Gates Open (12.30pm)

- 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

Members Discounts

- Members 10% Food Discount

- Members 10% Merchandise Discount

Pre-Game Entertainment

Gates open at 4.30pm on Friday with a host of activities planned pre-game.     

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

There will be two school concert bands performing in the East and West Forecourts with Telopea Park School and Campbell High School.

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 Andrew Constance MP. 

Pre-game there will be the McDonald’s match day performance from Eden Dance Academy and make sure you’re in your seat for the Viking Clap!

McDonald’s Powerplay

The McDonalds Powerplay is back again this year. If the Raiders score in the allotted five-minute period, attending fans will receive 2 for 1 extra value meals at participating stores. Simply show your ticket or membership card to redeem (Terms and Conditions apply).

Halftime Entertainment

Mini-footy will be happening at half-time this week, proudly brought to you by the Raiders Licenced Club Group. The stars of tomorrow have the chance to play on GIO Stadium. This week the games will feature teams from disaster-affected areas of the South Coast. Moruya-Turross Sharks, Batemans Bay, Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs and Eden Tigers are all featuring.

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.

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

Fans Choice Zango 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 Zango. Keep an eye out on the big screen on match day and you can vote and possibly win a prize.

Food and Beverage

Food and beverage outlets will be open around the ground from gates open.

CLICK 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.

New Beverage Options

Club Sponsor CUB have some new offerings for patrons (18+) for matches this year with the 4 Pines Pacific Ale and Brookvale Union Ginger Beer available.

Please note these beverages are for patrons over 18 and must produce ID to obtain. The Raiders and GIO Stadium enforce the responsible Service of Alcohol.

Merchandise

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.

This week's offer:

Raiders Nines Jersey on sale for $129, save $30. Visit the merchandise store in the west forecourt on game day and grab yours today while stocks last. Offer is also available from Friday 13 March to midnight Tuesday 17 March 2020 online at www.raidersshop.com.au Offer excludes Members discount.

Opposition team apparel is also available to purchase.

Raiders members receive 10% 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 Game day.

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

Please note due to the high level of patrons expected on Friday, 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 $5 (GST incl).

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

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 2020 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? – Enlighten Festival

Canberra will shine bright with culture and creativity as the Enlighten Festival, presented by Singapore Airlines, brings together the best autumn events. Held over 17 days from 28 February to 15 March, the city will come alive with a range of free and ticketed events.

www.visitcanberra.com.au

ACCOMMODATION – BOOK NOW FOR THE NEXT HOME MATCH

The Canberra Raiders have partnered with the Canberra Rex Hotel for the 2020 season.

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

Location: 150 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City, ACT 2612

Phone: 02 6248 5311

www.canberrarexhotel.com.au

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 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.