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Gameday Guide: Round 1

CommBank Stadium is the place to be next Thursday as the Parramatta Eels play host to the opening match of the 2023 NRL season.

The Eels will take on the Melbourne Storm in a blockbuster encounter, pitting two premiership heavyweights against one another.

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, 2 March
  • Venue: CommBank Stadium
  • Gates: 6:10pm
  • Pre-Game Show: 7:30pm
  • Kick-Off: 8pm


Tickets for the 2023 NRL season-opener are available here.

Kids PARRAdise

Keep the kids entertained pre-game at Kids PARRAdise, featuring a jump pad, pass the ball challenge, face painting and more!

Pre-Game Entertainment

The action starts early with a CommBank Stadium light show, pyros, fan challenges, DJ K-Time on the Decks and more!

Half-Time Show

DJ K-Time will light up CommBank Stadium at half-time, while fans can take on a high ball challenge.

Merchandise and Membership

Merchandise and membership stands are accessible both inside and outside of CommBank Stadium, operating pre-game and in-game.

Visit the Eels Store here, and view membership options here.

For any membership concerns, please contact

Stay Connected

The best way to follow the Eels on gameday and throughout the week is through the Eels’ website app and social media channels.

Secure your seat in PARRAdise for Round 1 now!

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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