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Game Day Guide: Raiders v Warriors

The Raiders return to GIO stadium on Sunday afternoon to take on the New Zealand Warriors. With restrictions still in place, we encourage all members and fans who have purchased tickets to read the game day guide.


Sunday, September 20, GIO Stadium Canberra

Gates Open: 12.30pm

NRL – Raiders v Warriors: 2.00pm


The capacity for this match has been increased to 6000 patrons.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Remember that 2020 members receive a heavily discounted price.

Women in League Round

The National Rugby League’s vision for women and girls is to ensure they continue to be included, respected and engaged equally in all aspects of Rugby League. Over half a million females have a direct connection with Rugby League. The Harvey Norman Women in League Round provides an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the role women and girls play at all levels and in all areas of the Rugby League family –grassroots, elite, support media, administration and more.

This year’s NRL theme centres around the concept of “From Strength to Strength: Celebration. Recognition. Progression.” From grassroots to boardrooms; volunteers to victorious captains – women are critical to the success and future of rugby league, strengthening the foundations of our game and communities.

Viking Clap

The Viking clap returns to GIO Stadium this weekend. As part of the Women in League round, Yvette Croft will be the Viking Ambassador.

Yvette is the current Chair of the Canberra Women’s Rugby League committee and is on the CRRL committee.

Yvette has been a long-term contributor to rugby league in the Canberra region. During her time, she has volunteered with the Tuggeranong Buffaloes as a trainer, Fundraising Co-ordinator, Public Officer, Secretary for four years and President for three years.

She’s also worked as a massage therapist for the Raiders and Chairs the CRRL first aid committee.

2020 Viking Ambassadors

Round Nineteen: Yvette Croft (Local Community Rugby League)

Round Seventeen: Michael Weyman (Raider #240)

Round Sixteen: Nigel Plum (Raider #275)

Round Fourteen: Trevor Thurling (Raider #262)

Round Eleven: Peter Mulholland (NSWRL Life Member)

Round Nine: Georgeina Whelan (ACT ESA Commissioner)  

Round Eight: John Barilaro (Deputy NSW Premier)

Round Six: Shaun Fensom (Raider #287)

Round Four: Terry Campese (Raider #242)

Round One: Andrew Constance (Member for Bega)

CLICK HERE for a full list of historical Viking Ambassadors

50/50 Charity Raffle - The Disability Trust

The Raiders have partnered with the 50-50 Charity Raffle to fundraise for The Disability Trust. 50% of every ticket goes to the big winner and 50% to a good cause. Someone like you could win thousands of dollars just by buying a ticket!

Be in the running and get your ticket online today at


Members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions for GIO Stadium entry and access before, during and post event.

CLICK HERE for a full list of entry terms and conditions for GIO Stadium.


  • All attendees must have a ticket, including babies and children under the age of 5.
  • Ticket holders will be allocated to a bay and row inside the stadium. It will be the responsibility of the individuals to practise physical distancing within the row. You can sit next to members of your household.
  • No bags or drink bottles can be brought into the stadium (exception being one sealed, non-alcoholic beverage in a plastic bottle, up to 600ml size).
  • You may carry individual items of non-commercial food in clear or sealed packaging; such as a sandwich, chip packet or muesli bar.
  • All clothing must be worn into the stadium, with permitted personal belongings to be carried in your hand or pockets.
  • Limited food concessions will be open.
  • No merchandise stands will be open.
  • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, existing membership seats are not applicable as not all are included in the venue build for this event. Therefore, existing seating rights do not remain for current members.
  • Tickets for this event are currently capped at 6,000 for sale, which are at a heavily discounted rate for members.
  • If you are a resident of Victoria please do not purchase a ticket for this game as you will not be allowed entry. ID checks may be carried out at entry points to GIO Stadium.
  • Spectators may be seated in household or family groups, but must otherwise observe physical distancing of 1.5 metres between other spectators. Monetary penalties may apply if you do not adhere to the physical distancing rules in effect.

Members Discounts

- Members 10% Food Discount

- Members 10% Merchandise Discount (Available through only)

McDonald’s Powerplay

The McDonalds Powerplay continues this week for 2020 members. If the Raiders score in the allotted five-minute period, attending members will receive 2 for 1 McValue meals at participating stores. Simply show your match day ticket or 2020 membership card to redeem (Terms and Conditions apply). Please note 2020 members who can’t attend are still eligible to receive this promotion.

McDonald’s Dance Extravaganza

In the original draw for the 2020 NRL Season, we had our McDonald’s Dance Extravaganza planned for the Round 14 match against the Warriors. Although we are no longer able to have dance schools perform on-field for us for this match, we are delighted to instead have had a number of dance schools compile a virtual dance performance which will now be played at this match. Full versions of each dance will be available on our website post-match.

Halftime Entertainment

During halftime we’ll have another round of Duxton Trivia, where attending members may receive a phone call to try and win. Make sure you have your mobile on and ready to go at halftime.

Duxton Trivia – Trivia is back at the Duxton in O’Connor from Wednesday 9 September at 7pm, bookings essential.


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

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

Selected 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.

Please note this information will be updated on Sunday morning after the Brumbies match. 


Due to the current restrictions there will be no merchandise available for sale at the venue on Sunday afternoon. 

For all your 2020 merchandise please visit or

Getting to GIO Stadium

Limited public transport is available for the match.

CLICK HERE for the latest Public Transport Information


  • Please read carefully the changed conditions for parking at Sunday's match.
  • Parking fees will be waived to remove the need for cash collection at entry points to the car parks;
  • Minimal traffic management will be in effect on the Western and Eastern sides of the venue allowing patrons to park without any interaction with attendants;
  • Parking vouchers will not be utilised;
  • There will be no corporate parking area due to the small number of patrons attending;
  • Patrons in West Corporate areas or seated in bays 1 – 21, 50 – 61 and 77 - 79 are asked to park in the West car park and enter through the West Gate;
  • Patrons in East Corporate areas or seated in bays 22 - 32 and 62 - 76 are asked to park in the East car park and enter through the East gate;
  • Access to the Eastern car park will be via Braybrooke St and turning onto Masterman St.

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. Please note that card is the preferred method of payment.

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.

Travelling by Taxi/Rideshare & Uber

The usual drop off and pick up points at GIO Stadium will apply. Please adhere to 1.5m social distancing when queuing for taxis or rideshare services.

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.

What you cannot bring into the stadium

• Any type of bag including a handbag, camera bag, lunchbox or plastic bags;

• Jackets or items of clothing may not be carried into the venue – they must be worn at the time of entry;

• Thermoses or drink bottles;

• Any signage, flags, posters or a musical instrument without prior approval; and

• Footballs, or any other kind of ball.

What you can bring into the stadium

• You may carry permitted items on you at time of entry either in your hand or pockets;

• You may be asked to place any items brought into the venue on an inspection table for verification at time of entry;

• You may carry small purses without a shoulder strap;

• You may carry individual items of non-commercial food in clear or sealed packaging such as a sandwich, chip packet or muesli bar;

• One sealed, non-alcoholic beverage in a plastic bottle and up to 600mL in size;

• Patrons attending with an infant may bring a large size, clear zip-lock bag into the venue to carry required items such as nappies, wipes and formula. A stroller may also be permitted subject to the venue’s standard terms and conditions. Additional items must not be carried in the stroller;

• One blanket, however the blanket must be held up at shoulder level from a corner if requested by security;

• One camera with a lens less than 300mm in length is permitted, but must not be in a bag.

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

Radio 2CC – 1206 AM

ABC Grandstand – 666 ABC AM

Membership Enquiries:

Due to current restrictions, the membership box offices will not be open on game day. If you have any issues post-event please email

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.