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Game Day Info: Eels v Rabbitohs, Round 12

The Parramatta Eels return to Bankwest Stadium this Friday night for Round 12 of the NRL Telstra Premiership. The Blue & Gold take on the top placed South Sydney Rabbitohs side, who will be without their Origin stars, and we are encouraging all our Blue & Gold Members and fans to be at the game and cheer the boys on as they look to return to the winners circle.

Gates will open at 5:25pm with the Eels NRL Touch Premiership sides in action against the Wests Tigers in the third game of the competition before the NRL game at 7:55pm.

Round 12: Eels v Rabbitohs
Friday 31 May 2019 – Bankwest Stadium
Gates open 5:25pm, NRL Touch Premiership Mens 5:45pm, NRL Touch Premiership Womens 6:25pm, NRL kick off 7:55pm.

Grab your tickets and be part of the blockbuster clash now:

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Event-goers will be able to catch the train, bus or other public transport services to and from the stadium for free using their event ticket or Club Memberships.

The best way to get to and from Bankwest Stadium is by public transport with only a very limited amount of parking available. 

To view all the Transport options, click through our Round 12 Transport Guide:


There will be plenty of pre-game activity and a buzz of excitement around the grounds of Bankwest Stadium in Round Twelve! Check out some of the activity below.

Precinct (External)

Our Blue & Gold Membership team will be available for enquires and assistance with a presence at Gate B. Become a member and be Parra Proud in 2019. They will be also handing out Blue & Gold junior passports so young Blue & Gold Members should pop into the marquee ahead of entering Bankwest Stadium.

For queries or assistance with tickets, please visit our Ticketing window located at Gate B. The Eels Ticket Box office located at Gate B will be open from 5:10pm and is available for any Eels Ticket Collections or Game Day enquiries.

Eels community partners CareFlight will be on hand at Gate B promoting the great work they do, collecting donations and selling merchandise.

Keep your eye out for our roving performers, including LED Dancers and The Replicants this week along with NPA Events who will be located at Gate B where you can challenge yourself on their Motion Sports and Light Reaction Games.

The 50-50 Charity Raffle will also have volunteers roaming Bankwest Stadium raising money for the Eels Charity Partner the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Be part of the 50-50 Charity Raffle, sponsored by Parramatta Leagues Club. Tickets can be purchased from the volunteers dressed in green 50-50 uniforms. To donate and purchase your ticket online, visit

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead will also have face painting available for a gold coin donation located at Gate B along with Bandaged Bear roaming the precinct.

Along with a DJ, we will have a mechanical football and footy challenge inflatable along with the Parramatta Eels Cheerleaders and mascots Sparky and Sparkles roving.

Western Sydney University will also have a roaming presence in the precinct conducting research on the Game Day Experience and stadium.

Parramatta Leagues Club

Parramatta Leagues Club have a number of pre and post-match food, beverage and entertainment options. To find out what’s on click here:

Precinct (Internal)

Upon entering Bankwest Stadium, Blue & Gold Members and fans should keep their eyes peeled on some of the activity before the on field action kicks off.

The 50-50 Charity Raffle will have volunteers roaming the internal precinct of Bankwest Stadium collecting donations and selling tickets to this week’s raffle, raising funds for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. To donate and purchase your ticket online, visit

Head to the Eels Merchandise outlets internal of Gate A and B to kit up for the season ahead. Show your 2019 Eels Membership card and save 10%.

Keep an eye for our Fan Experience Team will be will greeting Members and fans at the gates, assisting at the internal Membership outlets, ushering Members to their seats and assisting Members and fans to their seats along with our Membership Outlet located at Gate D.

Keep an eye out for face painters located at Aisle 218 for Blue & Gold Members and fans to get into the spirit and show their support.

The Parramatta Eels Cheerleaders and Sparky & Sparkles will also be roaming.

The popular Members Lounge ’47 will be back at Bankwest Stadium for our Round 12 clash with the Rabbitohs! The brand-new Members Lounge ’47 will be located in the North-West Premium Terrace of Bankwest Stadium and is again the perfect place for Members to meet and mingle prior to first grade kicking off! Members Lounge ’47 will be open from 5.25pm.*

*Members must present their Member card to enter Members Lounge ’47.

Be sure to head to Members Lounge ’47 located in the North-West Premium Terrace of Bankwest Stadium!

On Field  

Ahead of kick off, our Parramatta Eels NRL Touch Premiership sides will be in action against the Wests Tigers so Blue & Gold Members and fans are encouraged to arrive early to see the teams in action.

Ahead of kick off, along with our brand new pre-game show, the Blue & Gold Army Flag will be raised by Wayne Howell on behalf of Parramatta Juniors before a Guard of Honour with the Parramatta Eels Cheerleaders and some Blue & Gold Members.

Keep your eyes on the big screen and LEDs for our brand new pre-game show to play before kick off.

As part of the team’s run out, get involved in the Eels Light Show and light up Bankwest Stadium as the team runs out!

During half time, the Parramatta Eels Cheerleaders & POM squad will perform.

We will also have our ground announcers hosting an Eels shuffle game on the big screen, where a Blue & Gold Member will get the chance to play on field to win a signed jersey.

Please note that after the game, there will be no kids on field this week due to timing.



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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