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Game Day Guide: Raiders v Sharks

The Raiders kick off their 2022 season this Friday night at GIO Stadium, when they take on the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. Check out our Game Day Guide for all the information ahead of match day.


Friday March 11, GIO Stadium Canberra

Gates Open: 4:30pm

Score Raiders v Score Dragons Game: 4:40pm

NRL - Raiders v Sharks: 6:00pm

Game Day Sponsor: Zango

Our Round 1 match day sponsor is Zango. Zango is Canberra’s largest locally owned and operated property portal. Today, more and more Canberra sellers are choosing Zango as their preferred local portal to advertise their property. That’s because Zango was created by local property agents who are committed to getting outstanding results for their customers while recommending the best value for their marketing dollars. So, if you want to win the property game, ask your local agent about Zango and Get The Home Advantage.  

Game Day Charity: Tonga Tsunami Relief

At Round 1 Tonga Tsunami Relief will be raising money to support the most affected areas in Tonga. In particular fundraising efforts will be for the island of Nomuka, an estate of the Crown Prince of Tonga, which was one of the worst hit Islands.

In conjunction with the game day fundraising efforts, the Raiders will launch a player-driven online auction through to raise funds for Tonga Tsunami Relief.

Viking Clap

Sia Soliola named Round 1 Viking Ambassador

Be there for the first Viking Clap of 2022! This week's Viking Ambassador is Raider #326 Sia Soliola. 

Soliola played 128 games for the Raiders between 2015 - 2021. 

CLICK HERE for a list of previous Viking Ambassadors 

Ticketing Information:

Conditions of Entry Updates

Many of the stadium Conditions of Entry have been updated, you can find a full list of updates at

Ticket Collection:

Any ticket holder that cannot find their ticket that they purchased via Ticketek can visit the Ticketek Box Office to have their ticket re-issued. Proof of identification will be needed to print off replacement tickets for the day. Tickets will be available at the gate, however we strongly encourage everyone to pre-purchase online for ease of entry and to avoid having to wait in queues.

Non-Member ticketing via Ticketek here

Pre-Game Entertainment and Matches

  • Curtain Raiser - Disability Trust, Score Raiders v Score Dragons
  • Raiders Mini Footy - Goulburn Stockmen Brumbies v Valley Dragons Red, Yass Magpies Black v South Tuggeranong Knights Red
  • McDonald's Game Day Performance - Tonga Cultural Performance
  • Ben & Cam Game Preview
  • Realign Performance 30 Seat Cushions Giveaway
  • Zango Player Card Cut-Outs Competition (see for more info)
  • Band performance by Canberra Brass on West Forecourt
  • Viking Clap Ceremony led by the AFG and Viking Ambassador Sia Soliola #326 

Half-Time/In Game Entertainment

  • Macca's Powerplay
  • Denman Prospect's Homes for Homes Points for Cash
  • Fans Choice Man of the Match Competition
  • Duxton Cam
  • Zango Half-time Activity

Game Day Experiences

  • Zango Member Viking 
  • Viking Ambassador - Sia Soliola #326 (Raiders Past Player)
  • Junior Viking
  • First Half Guard of Honour - Various (Raiders Members)
  • Second Half Guard of Honour - Various (Raiders Members)
  • VIP Viking Experience 

Merchandise Outlets

Raiders Shop outlets will be opening on the West Forecourt and South Concourse. These outlets will open at gates (4.30pm) and close at the end of NRL half-time (approx. 6.55pm). Don't forget Members receive 10% off food and merchandise purchased at GIO Stadium. 

Membership Information

Membership Enquiries:

Any current members with enquiries on the day can visit the membership booth at either the East or West ticket boxes.

Membership Ticketing Replacement:

If a member does not have their physical membership card with them, we encourage them to use their digital card on their mobile device. If you do not have your mobile device with you, please visit the membership team at the box offices prior to kick off. Tickets will not be able to be printed off at the Membership booths. Members can print their tickets at home or access on their smart devices by logging into their membership account.

West & East Members Lounge

Members will not have access to what is usually the West or East Members Lounges due to capacity and crowding restrictions. These lounges will provide additional public bars to service grandstand patrons only until the end of the NRL game.

Further Membership information can be found on our website:


Paid parking is in place for this match at $10 per vehicle. Early-bird parking is applicable at $5 per vehicle until 45 minutes prior to NRL kick-off.

Enlighten Festival

Enlighten Festival is back for 2022 and will once again shine the spotlight on the nation’s capital over 17 days of culture and creativity between Friday March 4 – Sunday March 20, 2022. 

Now in its 12th year, the Festival will take over the entire city with a packed program of diverse and exciting events, all brought together under the @Enlighten Festival banner.

The fascinating program of awe-inspiring art, captivating events, superb entertainment, music, films, delicious food and much more offers an amazing range of things to do and see across the city.

To see the full program of Enlighten Festival, visit for more information.

Home Match Accommodation - Book now with the Canberra Rex Hotel

The Canberra Raiders have partnered with the Canberra Rex Hotel for the 2022 season.

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

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



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.

You can also watch the match live on KAYO.

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

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

Game Day Feedback

Should anyone have any post-match feedback from the game day, please contact our staff during business hours on 02 6253 3515 or 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.