Wests Tigers will head to the nation's capital in Round 22 with the aim of keeping their finals hopes alive against a Canberra Raiders side playing for pride in 2018.
A gritty 25-16 win over the Newcastle Knights last week ensured that Ivan Cleary's side remained within touching distance of the top eight, but they'll face a much tougher task this Sunday against a Raiders outfit that has proved a bogey team for Wests Tigers in recent years — particularly at home.
As they have done often this season, Canberra surrendered a big lead last week against Penrith to find themselves four points back of Wests Tigers in 10th position and out of the race for a finals spot.
They'll be looking to play spoiler this weekend, though, in what's shaping as an intriguing match indeed!
Date — Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time — 2:00pm AEST
Venue — GIO Stadium, Canberra
11:30am — Gates Open at GIO Stadium
11:45am — ISP, Mounties RLFC vs. Western Suburbs Magpies
2:00pm — NRL, Canberra Raiders vs. Wests Tigers
GETTING TO THE GAME
Taxis are permitted to drop-off patrons using Battye Street on the West side only.
Taking a taxi home? Taxis are available on conclusion of the match from the West side only, with location of the taxi rank approximately 75 metres from the Western gates.
Please note: Ride Share providers are not permitted to pick up or drop off at the taxi rank.
Free Game Day Buses
In addition to buses running on their regular timetables, ACTION also provide a number of game day chartered buses. Game day buses are available to and from all regular interchanges.
In addition, a number of Canberra's licenced Clubs also arrange charter services. Details can be found at Transport Canberra Bus Information or by phoning 13 17 10. These buses are FREE for all ticket holders (simply present your ticket to board the bus). Game day buses arrive at GIO Stadium Canberra on the Eastern side of the Stadium, approximately 10-20 minutes prior to kick-off.
Buses depart the same location, approximately 20 minutes after the completion of the game.
ACTION buses operate to and from the following bus interchanges:
- Gungahlin Town Centre
- Canberra City
Normal Bus Routes
Transport Canberra Buses operate a number of buses that head to GIO Stadium Canberra on their regular (non-event) bus route. The routes that run closest to the stadium are #7 (on weekdays) and #980 (on weekends) which stop on Leverrier Cres.
There are two 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 new 'Early Bird Parking Offer'. Fans who get in early and arrive within the first 45 minutes after the gates have opened on match days will pay a reduced parking fee of $7. Please note, cash payment only!
Parking attendants present to assist in guiding cars into car spaces.
To access the West car park, you turn off Haydon Drive into Battye Street. The East carpark is accessed from Agar Street, off Ginninderra Drive however, this entrance is only available on event days.
Patrons are reminded not to leave valuables in their cars as they are responsible for the security of their own vehicles. GIO Stadium Canberra does provide limited security in the car parks using mobile security patrols and limited use of the Australian Federal Police.
Community "drop off points" exist on the Eastern side of Leverrier St and out the front of the AIS Arena. To access these areas, vehicles will need to enter via the Northern end of Leverrier St from Ginninderra Dr.
When arriving or leaving GIO Stadium for a major event (e.g. Raiders/Brumbies match etc.) temporary traffic arrangements are put in place by Venues Canberra along key roads to ensure safe vehicle and pedestrian movement within the Bruce precinct. The changed traffic conditions also are put in place to minimise disruption to local residents in the area.
The roads that have altered traffic conditions are Battye, Braybrooke and Masterman streets. It is the responsibility of all patrons attending events at GIO Stadium to park their vehicles legally, and the responsibility of all patrons to obey the road rules at all times.
Please show patience when leaving the precinct due to the increase in traffic and pedestrian activity during major events. When exiting please respect our neighbours.
WHAT'S ON AT THE GAME
Full Match Day Information to come.
WESTS TIGERS PRE-GAME FUNCTION
Meet your favourite Wests Tigers players in Canberra with a special Members and fan event prior to the Round 22 clash against the Raiders at GIO Stadium.
With Ivan Cleary's side kicking off at 2:00pm on Sunday, August 12 fans and Members have the chance to give the boys the perfect rev-up on Saturday night with an exclusive meet and greet event.
From 6:30pm, the entire squad will be available for photos, autographs and much more, with Q&As, canapés and lucky door prizes available on what is certainly a do-not-miss event!
Wests Tigers are providing the perfect bundle for the night, with $80 getting you entry to the exclusive event and also the match the following afternoon against the Canberra Raiders. To those who have already bought tickets for the game but still wish to attend the event, standalone event tickets are available for $60.
To book, please call Wests Tigers on (02) 8741 3300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, but do so quickly as spaces are sure to fill up fast!