The Toyota Forklift Raiders are back at home this Friday night to take on the Penrith Panthers. Check out our Game Day Guide for all the information you need ahead of game day! We welcome Jonny Warren Properties as our Round 5 game day sponsor, who are a family-owned business located in Canberra. Jonny created his brand in order to take a different approach from mainstream real estate agencies. His main focus is in telling the story of his clients and their homes. This unique approach, along with his memorable property videos, has won him as ACT Property Marketer of the Year in 2018, 2020 and 2022, and as a top 3 finalist in Australia in 2021 and 2023. Around the Forecourts today Jonny Warren activations can be found: balloons, try banners, a pass the footy comp and more! If you’re ready to start the next chapter of your story and you’re looking for a down-to-earth agent who is dedicated to helping you achieve your property goals, with your best interest at heart, then look no further than Jonny Warren Properties. Let them tell your story! Our 50-50 Charity Raffle proceeds from Round 5 will be going to our Game Day Charity,  Black Dog Institute. Raffle tickets will be available online and to purchase at the game, with 50% of the prize pool going to one lucky winner and the remaining amount, minus fees, to the charity.  Donating this round will assist Black Dog Institute’s unique translational approach to quickly turn world-class scientific findings into clinical services, educational programs and e-health products that improve the lives of people with mental illness.   The lucky winner will be drawn and announced in the second half of the NRL Round 5 match, Raiders v Panthers.   The Raiders will be wearing promotional socks in Friday night’s game to represent our commitment to raising awareness for mental health and supporting those affected by mental illness. You can purchase these socks for $15 at  Make sure you grab your free Viking hat at the game. Wear this Viking hat and if the camera lands on you at half-time, you could win a $500 Raiders Shop voucher. Following the match on Friday, the Raiders NRL team will be handing out some Toyota Forklifts Raiders footballs to the crowd. There are 17 available following each home game, so stick around after full-time and see if you can score one! 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. Many of the stadium Conditions of Entry have been updated, you can find a full list of updates at Patrons who throw articles or gain unauthorised entry onto the field of play will be evicted and may be liable for prosecution. Fines of up to $8000 apply. 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. Game days are about to heat up as GIO Stadium Canberra welcomes ‘The Huddle’ – our new outdoor entertainment hub for Raiders game days! Come pre-game (from gates open) and stay after the game to enjoy delicious snacks, cold refreshments, and quality entertainment. You’ll find The Huddle located in prime position behind the Mal Meninga Stand on the western side of the venue. For more information on The Huddle and for other food options available at GIO Stadium Canberra, click here.  Raiders Shop outlets will be open on the West Forecourt and South Concourse. These outlets will open at 4:20pm and close at the end of NRL half-time (approx. 6:55pm). Any current members with enquiries on the day can visit the membership booth at either the East or West ticket boxes from gates open until NRL kick-off. Ticketed Members can use either their digital membership card or physical plastic membership card (if they have purchased one) to scan in at the turnstiles on game day (excluding Flexi 3 members). If you have any issues scanning in on Game Day, please visit our membership staff at the box office. We highly recommend downloading your digital membership card to your phone and saving a screenshot as a back up prior to arriving at GIO Stadium Canberra on game day in case you have internet access issues at the venue. West (Southern end) and East Lounge access is given to patrons who are Raiders Members (must display physical or digital member card) and Grandstand ticket holders. East Grandstand (bay 22-32) ticket holders may only access the Eastern lounge and West Grandstand (bay 7-15) ticket holders may only access the Western (Southern end) lounge. Traffic will be busy so please consider getting to the game early. Gates open at 4:20pm. 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. 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. Please consider car-pooling to alleviate traffic congestion as parking will be limited.  Victor and Velda are using public transport to get to this week’s game, and you can do the same. Buses will be running to and from GIO Stadium Canberra. For bus timetables and more transport options, click here. Canberra has you covered with breathtaking scenery and family fun to world-class art and food second to none. Scratch below the surface and discover the array of scenic, adventurous, and surprising activities on offer for the whole family. Dig into an arts and culture scene where national attractions and blockbuster exhibitions spark curiosity and local storytellers and community galleries leave you inspired and fulfilled. Take your time to explore Canberra’s eclectic mix of dining styles and cuisines as you indulge in unique foodie experiences that will truly get tastebuds tingling. A convenient central location, with easy access to national attractions, shopping, restaurants and business precincts make the Rex Hotel the obvious choice.  Book now to enjoy everything the Rex has to offer, as part of your match day experience. Join Palmerbet today for Tackle Bustling Benefits this NRL Season with great odds, more markets and same game multi every match! Updates from the matches will be on the Raiders’ Twitter page. Make sure you are also following us on Facebook and Instagram for heaps of behind the scenes photos and videos from the match.  Should anyone have any post-match feedback from the game day, please contact our staff during business hours on 02 6253 3515 or email [email protected].
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