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This Thursday (3 March), the Dyldam Parramatta Eels kick off their 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership campaign against the Brisbane Broncos in Thursday night footy at Pirtek Stadium, thanks to our Round One Game Day Sponsor, and principle partner, Dyldam.

Key Times:

Gates Open: 5:30pm

Under 20s kick off: 5:50pm

NRL kick off: 8:05pm

The match will be live on Channel 9 and FOX Sports. Purchase tickets to our Round One clash here.

Need help on Game Day?

Our Membership Team have a number of locations at Pirtek Stadium to help you on game day, including our Member Service windows Gate A/B and Gate G/H.

For new membership sales and group experience enquires, please see our Membership Marquee located in the TryLine City precinct.

Our Fan Expereince Team are also on hand to help you with any general enquiries.

Report for Duty and show your support!

Why not show your support for the Blue and Gold with our face painters and have your face covered in Eels colours, and pose for a photo with the Eels mascots Sparky and Sparkles. 

Keep an eye out for our face painters located throughout the TryLine City Precinct and Pirtek Stadium at the locations below:

Location 1 – Eastern Precinct “Try Line City” (outside Gate A/B) x 4 artists

Location 2 – Ray Price Statue (Northern – close to Gate C) x 4 artists

Location 3 – Food area btw Gate D/E & F

Location 4 – Southern Terrace (close to the Fountain Sauce inflatable bottles/near Bay 74 & 75)

Get your FREE Blue and Gold Army collectable poster!

The first 2,000 people through the gates on Thursday at Pirtek Stadium will pick up a free Blue and Gold collectable poster.

We will have 11 different posters to distribute throughout the season, with a new and unique poster given out at every home game played at Pirtek Stadium or ANZ Stadium in 2016.

Make sure you collect the first edition this Thursday!

Are you a Member with a question? Check out our Member Ticketing Guide!

TryLine City Precinct

The TryLine City Precinct will be packed on game day, so arrive early to get involved!

The TryLine City precinct will include a live DJ, jumping castles for the little ones and the first performance from this year’s new Parramatta Eels Cheerleaders squad!

Our gold charity partners, Careflight will also have their simulation helicopter in the precinct for photos along with marquees from Shine Lawyers, Fountain and Denlo Isuzu.

Visit our Membership and Merchandise outlets who will be available to assist with enquiries, whilst our community marquee returns with our Blue and Gold selfie frame for those who love a good pic with the players in attendance!

Getting to the Game:

The Eels encourage all Members and fans to take public transport to the game.

Parramatta train station is the nearest train station to the ground, and is only a short walk or shuttle bus ride away. Parramatta Bus interchange is located on Argyle Street opposite the Parramatta Train Station.

A free shuttle bus runs from Col Sutton Reserve in Baulkham Hills to Pirtek Stadium both pre & post game. This service will run at 15-20 minute intervals in the lead up to the game & again for 1 hour after the game on NRL Game Day.

The free Parramatta Shuttle Bus, also known as "The Loop", runs between the Parramatta Interchange and O'Connell Street near Pirtek Stadium, and will operates right thorugh to 8.15pm on Thursday, March 3.

For more information on these services, please call the football club office on 8843 0300.


In 2016, the Dyldam Parramatta Eels have partnered with Parramatta City Council to offer the Blue and Gold Army a special $5 parking rate when the Eels play at Pirtek Stadium.

The Riverbank, Justice Precinct and Eat Street carparks in Parramatta will have a $5 game day rate available to Eels Members and fans from 6pm on nights when the Eels play home matches at Pirtek Stadium, and from 1 hour prior to kick off on the days when the Eels play afternoon games at Pirtek Stadium.

Please remember there is NO public parking at Pirtek Stadium on game day. Click through for more transport details, or consider the Parramatta City Council parking options.

Download the Smart Parking app to find the closest available parking in Parramatta on the day. 

See the Eels Game Day Playlist
Acknowledgement of Country

Parramatta Eels 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.

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