Game Day Info: Eels v Sharks, ANZ Stadium - Johnny Mannah Cup
The Parramatta Eels take on the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks on Saturday 24 March at ANZ Stadium in Round Three of the NRL Telstra Premiership, thanks to our Game Day Sponsor, betting.club.
Saturday will be the inaugural Double Header which will see a fantastic day of Rugby League with the South Sydney Rabbitohs taking on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at 5:30pm before the Blue & Gold clash against the Sharks.
Please join us at ANZ Stadium this Saturday and cheer on the boys at home to a win this week!
Gates Open: 4pm
Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles: 5:30pm
Eels v Sharks: 7:30pm
Fans First Initiatives
Fans will be able to attend matches at ANZ Stadium for $20 and children under-12 will have free entry as part of a range of exciting initiatives aimed at driving attendances at the venue in 2018.
The $20 adult tickets, along with $40 passes for families, will be introduced by the four Clubs which use ANZ Stadium as a home ground as well as the following initiatives:
- General admission tickets from $20 for an adult and $40 for a family on all pre-purchased tickets;
- Free entry for juniors 12-and-under on a pre-purchased adult ticket, with four children entitled to entry on every adult ticket purchased;
- All tickets to include the cost of return train travel to Olympic Park – with two Direct Trains to and from Olympic Park to run at each game;
- Family-friendly, value-based food and beverage offers at ANZ Stadium outlets for every game.
- For every NRL event at ANZ Stadium in 2018, $9.95 Fan-tastic Kids’ Meal deals will be available in the retail areas of the stadium (along with the regular meal bundles)
Johnny Mannah Cup
The Eels will welcome the Blue and Gold Army to ANZ Stadium for the first time in 2018 for an action packed Saturday night of football, with the Eels and Sharks playing for the annual Johnny Mannah Cup.
As we honour former Eels and Sharks player Jon Mannah, and support the work of the Mannah Foundation, assisting young people from all walks of life, we are asking all Eels fans to join us for a special night filled with plenty of activity.
The Blue & Gold Flag will also be raised before kick off by Freddie Mannah, father of Jon and Tim, along with Freddie presenting the Johnny Mannah Cup to the winning team after the match.
50-50 and Mannah Foundation
This Saturday the Parramatta Eels will be launching their partnership with 50/50 Charity Raffle. This program will be used to support 11 charities throughout the 2018 NRL season.
50-50 charity raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the precinct at ANZ Stadium from staff and charity volunteers dressed in 50-50 uniforms.
The total proceeds of all 50-50 tickets sold at each game go into a prize pool, with 50% of the prize pool going to the lucky winner of the random draw and 50% being donated to the nominated Charity Partner (-10% administration fee from 50-50).
For the Sydney Double Header, 50/50 will be working in conjunction with the Mannah Foundation. Started in 2013, the Mannah Foundation supports organisations and young people creating positive change in their communities. Specifically assisting with the Compassion Project, raising funds for resources, equipment and material to establish a skills development centre in Uganda.
Our Parramatta Eels community partners CareFlight and Life Education will be there on the day so keep your eyes out for the marquee located on the eastern side of the ANZ Stadium external precinct.
Members Lounge 47
Eels Members have access to their exclusive Members Lounge 47 from 4pm with our pre-match function kicking off at 5pm. The Members Lounge 47 will feature member giveaways, LIVE post-match press conference, Members-only bar service, plus FREE pre-game food catering.
Members Lounge 47 is located at Aisle 127 of ANZ Stadium.
Merchandise is available at the game in-stadium at Aisle 104 and 127. We will also have an Eels Merchandise van adjacent to P1 Parking.
Blue & Gold Army Members are able to collect their exclusive Member items, Members caps & Member flags (juniors only), at the ANZ Stadium precinct during the Sydney Double Header.
Please visit one of our Members Cap Collection Marquees with one at the eastern side of the ANZ Stadium external precinct and another close to Gate J/K to collect your items before the game!
Please note: Members must have their vouchers present in order to collect their items.
If you have left your Membership card at home or require Membership & Ticketing assistance, please visit our Members Service windows located at Gate A/B & Gate H.
Furthermore, our Fan Experience Team will be there to assist Members with any questions or enquiries that you might have. They will be easy to spot as they will be proudly sporting their Blue & Gold uniform.
Various sections of the precinct will feature plenty of activities for the kids, with a kids zone that includes face painters, jumping castles and plenty more, plus our mascots Sparky and Sparkles, the brand new Parramatta Eels Cheerleaders squad and Corporate Partners betting.club will be roaming the precinct before kick-off.
The Junior League Team of the Week, the U/11 Rouse Hill Rhinos will be running the Blue & Gold team out before kick off.
During the half-time break, we will have a betting.club race along with the first performance from the Parramatta Eels Cheerleaders.
MAJOR EVENT BUSES DURING EASTER SHOW
Blue & Gold Members and fans are in for an Easter treat with fully integrated transport to and from ANZ Stadium included in all tickets and Memberships for five all-Sydney NRL games, including this weekend’s inaugural Sydney Double Header and the Eels v Wests Tigers Round Four clash on Easter Monday, coinciding with the Royal Easter Show, beginning this Friday.
With more than 100,000 people expected in Olympic Park each day, fans are encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the fact transport on Sydney Trains, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus Services, regular Sydney Buses, Sydney Ferries services and Light Rail services are included in their match day tickets and Memberships. Show your match-day pass or Membership for the right to travel.
Fans will be able to make it a full day of festivities by hitting up the Easter Show then kicking back and enjoying the footy at ANZ Stadium. All Show Bags will be welcome inside the Stadium.
With Sydney Olympic Park a hive of activity amid a festive atmosphere, fans are strongly encouraged to plan their trip in advance of each game.
Along with the Easter celebrations, patrons attending the NRL at ANZ Stadium will be able to access the Fans First Initiatives put in place by the Stadium’s four home clubs for this season.
Getting to the Game
We are expecting a blockbuster crowd to attend the Inaugural Sydney Double Header, so please make sure you arrive nice and early to ensure that you don’t miss any of the action.
Plus there will be additional events taking place in Sydney Olympic Park on the day including the Sydney Easter Show, Swimming NSW National Prep Meet, Bruno Mars concert and the 2018 Junior Athletics Championships so plan your trip in advance!
Major event buses will be running for our Sydney Double Header, for transport information including bus timetables and routes, visit: http://www.parraeels.com.au/gameday/transport.html
Pre-booking car parking options are available and the best way to guarantee car park entry. To pre-book your parking, visit: https://www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/parking