Game Day Info: Eels v Dragons, Round 22
The Parramatta Eels take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 11 August in Round 22 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
After coming away with a 28-12 victory over the Titans last week, the Blue & Gold will be looking for revenge against a Dragons side who have had just one win since the last time these two sides met in Round 16.
Be there to support the Blue & Gold on a great Saturday afternoon of footy, that will also feature our Eels Jersey Flegg side before the NRL game, thanks to our Match Day Sponsor ALAND!
This Saturday, the Eels will also celebrate Women in League Round.
Gates Open: 5:00pm
Parramatta Eels Jersey Flegg v Dragons Jersey Flegg: 5:15pm
Parramatta Eels v St. George Illawarra Dragons– 7:30pm
50-50 Charity Raffle
The 50/50 Charity Raffle is back this week and in Round 22 we are showing our support for UADV (United Against Domestic Violence).
UADV are an advocate for the principle that all families have the right to be safe, empowered, and live a life free from violence and fear. They are catalysts for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence and alter social perceptions on victims of domestic violence. Their mission is to work closely with the local community and businesses to provide support to families who have survived the atrocities of domestic violence.
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.
Every ticket sold will be electronically recorded and updated on ticket-seller iPads, on the 50-50 website and on the various screens throughout the stadium, so members and fans can monitor the draw and watch the total prize pool grow in real time.
Visit the 50-50 Charity Raffle volunteers who will be roaming the ANZ Stadium precinct or at their 50-50 booths located at Gates B & K.
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 more information, please visit http://5050charityraffle.com.au/eels
For more information about UADV, visit: http://uadv.org.au/
This Saturday night clash will be our 3rd Super Flag Saturday of the season where the first 2000 Fans through the gates will receive a collectable Parramatta Eels Flag.
Visit our Major Sponsor and Match Day Sponsor Aland who will be at Gates J/K and A/B handing out flyers to the Blue & Gold with patrons the chance to win a signed jersey plus other prizes! Plus they will be handing out Thundersticks ahead of their NRL Halftime Thunder Cam activation where fans have the chance to win a Merch pack.
As always, Parramatta Eels community partners CareFlight will be there on the day located on the eastern side of the ANZ Stadium external precinct.
We will also have a Giant Women In League Steeden Ball where Members and fans can get a photo with the Parramatta Eels Cheerleaders. Keep your eyes peeled!
As part of ANZ Stadium’s Fan First initiatives, Blue & Gold fans can make the most of August’s Meal Deal with $2.50 Vili’s sausage rolls. Discounts on this footy favourite for the entire month of August!
Parking & Transport: Rd 22
PINK will be performing another concert at Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday night which will have a direct impact on our upcoming Home game (Eels v Dragons) in regards to parking and transport.
P1 Parking Station will go to pre-booked only, meaning members will need to have a P1 parking pass to enter.
To ensure a smooth entry in to ANZ Stadium on Saturday 11th August, please find some hot tips below:
· All tickets to the Parramatta Eels v Dragons match include travel to and from ANZ Stadium on Train services only.
· With a number of events on in Sydney Olympic Park, all fans who have not pre-booked parking should not drive and take advantage of the additional and direct train services in place for this event.
· Take advantage of the additional supporter services from Schofields at 6.20pm stopping all stations to Olympic Park and from Central at 6.05pm via Redfern and Strathfield to Olympic Park.
· Special 'Parramatta Eels Express' shuttle buses will run on three routes from Castle Hill, Rouse Hill and Dural to Olympic Park.
· To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW game day event page.
Members Lounge 47
Eels Members have access to their exclusive Members Lounge 47 from 5:pm when gates open this week.
The Members Lounge 47 will feature entertainment, 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.
Ticketing & Membership Assistance
If you have left your Membership card at home or require Membership & Ticketing assistance on the day, 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!
If you have any questions regarding ticketing before the game, please visit our brand new Member Ticketing Guide Page.
Members Cap Collection
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 Round 22 clash.
Please visit one of our Membership Service outlets at aisles 104 or 127 to collect your items before the game!
Please note: Members must have their vouchers present in order to collect their items.
Various sections of the precinct will feature plenty of activities for the kids, with a kids zone that includes face painters (Aisle 104 & 126), jumping castles (Aisle 124/125 and 134/135) and plenty more, plus our mascots Sparky and Sparkles, and the Parramatta Eels Cheerleaders squad roaming before kick-off.
Keep an eye out in the North East and South East corners of ANZ Stadium for Autocraze who have a vehicle display on field.
Before NRL kick off, the Eels Jersey Flegg side will be in action against the Dragons so arrive early to cheer on the young Blue & Gold and see some future Eels stars in action.
Talented youngsters from the Under 14s Hills District side will be in action in a League Tag clash before kick off as well as the All Saints Toongabbie U14s and Kellyville Bushrangers U14 sides in action.
Along with the Eels pre-game show, the Parramatta Eels Cheerleaders will perform along with the Blue & Gold Army flag raised by Danielle Davis and a on-field Q&A session with Davis.
Plus keep your eyes peeled for the CVD Cobras combined U6 and U8 side who will run out with the NRL side before kick off.
At half time, the Australian Girls Choir will perform before our Match Day Sponsor ALAND hold their ALAND Thunder Cam activation where you can go into the draw to win a Merch pack.
Getting to the Game
Parramatta Eels offer an integrated transport system including rail and “Eels Express” shuttle buses for home games at ANZ Stadium. This gives Eels Members and ticket holders free transport by rail on the Sydney Metropolitan Line from as far as the Hunter and Southern Highlands and on selected “Eels Express” chartered buses which will run on three bus routes from the Hills district in north-western Sydney.
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