Game Day Guide: Raiders vs. Panthers
The Canberra Raiders take on the Penrith Panthers this Saturday at GIO Stadium in a crucial clash. Check out the match day guide for all the information before match day.
*Please note the first match of the day is the NSW Cup match, followed by Jersey Flegg*
Doors open: 12:30 p.m.
NSW Cup – Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs: 12:40 p.m.
Jersey Flegg – Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: 3pm
NRL – Canberra Raiders vs Penrith Panthers: 5:30 p.m.
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Match Day Charity: Menslink
Proceeds from our Round 21 50-50 Charity Raffle will go to our Game Day charity, Menslink. Raffle tickets will be available online and can be purchased in-game, with 50% of the prize pool going to a lucky winner and the remaining amount to charity.
Making this donation will help Menslink, which has been providing support to young men in the Canberra area for over twenty years through free advice, volunteer mentoring and an education programme.
Raffle tickets can be purchased online via 5050charityraffle.com.au/raiders and at the Game on Saturday evening.
The lucky winner will be drawn in the second half of the NRL Round 21 match, Raiders v Panthers.
Purchase of tickets
Non-member tickets can be purchased via Ticketek: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=RAIDERS22
Tickets will be available at the door, but to avoid missing tickets, please pre-purchase online to facilitate entry and avoid having to wait in lines.
Updates to entry requirements
Many stadium entry requirements have been updated, you can find a full list of updates at https://giostadiumcanberra.com.au/covid-19-conditions-of-entry/
Patrons who throw items or trespass on the playground will be expelled and may be subject to prosecution. Fines of up to $8,000 apply.
Any ticket holder who cannot find their ticket purchased via Ticketek can go to the Ticketek ticket office to have their ticket reissued. Proof of ID will be required to print replacement tickets for the day.
Game day entertainment
Around the field
- Group Performance: Telopea Park School
- Realign Performance Giveaway Seat Cushions (Bay 56)
- 50-50 charity raffle
- Macca’s Mini Footy: Hay Magpies v Belconnen Sharks White, Leeton Raiders v Woden Weston Rams Blue
- Macca Performance Groups: Eden Dance Academy and Action Calisthenics
- Ben & Cam game preview
- Viking Clap Ceremony led by Australian Federation Guard and Viking Ambassador, Paul Beath (Raider #107)
- Honor guard (first half)
- Macca’s Power Play
- Denman Prospect’s Homes for Homes Points for Cash
- Fans’ Choice Man of the Match Contest
- CRRL Relay Race
- Duxton Camera
Toyota Forklifts signed Footy Giveaway
Following Saturday’s game, the Raiders NRL team will distribute Toyota Forklifts Raiders footballs to the crowd. There are 17 available after every home game for the rest of 2022, so stick around after full time and see if you can score one!
Participants in the experiment
- Vikings members of Zango
- Viking VIP
- junior viking
- honor guard
Points of sale
Raiders Shop outlets will open on the West Forecourt and South Concourse. These outlets will open at 2:45 p.m. and close at the end of the NRL half-time (approximately 6:25 p.m.).
No opposition merchandise is available at this game.
Any current members with questions about the day can visit the members kiosk at the East or West ticket boxes.
Membership ticket 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 don’t have your mobile device with you, please visit the Membership Team at the box office before kick-off. Tickets cannot be printed at membership kiosks. Members can print their tickets at home or access them on their smart devices by logging into their member account.
West and East Members Lounge
Members will not have access to what are usually the west or east member lounges due to capacity and crowding restrictions. These lounges will provide additional public bars to serve grandstand customers only until the end of the NRL match.
Further membership information can be found on our website: www.raiders.com.au/membership/
Discounts for members
- Members 10% off food
- Members 10% off merchandise
Paid parking is in place for this game at $10 per vehicle. Early bird parking is applicable at $5 per vehicle up to 45 minutes before NRL kick off.
Additional parking is available from 2pm at the University of Canberra accessed via College St and buses will have some pick up capacity on College St which is a 20 minute walk from the stadium. Please consider carpooling to reduce traffic congestion as parking will be limited.
Buses will run to and from GIO Stadium. For bus timetables and more information, Click here.
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To watch the match
If you can’t make it to GIO Stadium, options are available.
The NRL game is live on Fox League Channel 502 and on KAYO.
Overseas fans can watch via Watch NRL.
Match updates will be on the Raiders’ Twitter page. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for loads of behind the scenes photos and videos from the game.
Listen to the game
You can connect to one of the following call teams on your match day:
Raiders on Mix – Mix 106.3
Radio 2CC – 1206 AM
ABC Grandstand – 666 ABC AM
Match day commentary
If anyone has any comments after the match day game please contact our staff during office hours on 02 6253 3515 or email [email protected]