The Sydney Roosters are set for a big match on Thursday night when they return to the Sydney Cricket Ground for the first time this season against fellow 2019 NRL Grand Finalists, the Canberra Raiders.
It's a match that the rugby league community will be watching with eyes wide open, and the first time the Roosters and Raiders have faced each other on the Tricolours home soil since 2015.
Here's what you need to know heading into kick off.
Match: Roosters v Raiders
Round 10 -
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Roosters v Raiders
Thursday, July 16th
Sydney Cricket Ground
Kick off: 7:50pm
HASHTAGS: #ShowYourTricolours #EastsToWin #NRLRoostersRaiders
BROADCAST: Channel Nine, Fox League (502 on Foxtel), Kayo Sports, NRL App
TICKETS AND BOX OFFICE
Emails have been sent to Sydney Roosters Members to explain when and how they can redeem a ticket as part of their Membership.
Members are encouraged to print tickets after they have been redeemed, or have their tickets ready to scan on their smartphone when at the turnstile to ensure smooth entry into the SCG.
Due to the mandatory Public Health Order requirements of COVID-19, the primary ticket holder must provide contact details for contact tracing purposes.
Ticket sales will be available at the box office on match day. Due to restrictions only 1 window will be in operation and purchases will be card-only.
The Box office opens at 6:30pm.
Important information for ticket holders accessing the venue:
Ticket holders walking to the game from Moore Park Road are advised they will need to access the SCG via Driver Avenue.
The lane pedestrians used to walk to the SCG from near the intersection Moore Park Road and Regent Street in 2019 is currently closed due to construction of the new Sydney Football Stadium.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
The SCG has implemented additional cleaning, hygiene and waste management measures and all fans are encouraged to maintain a high-level of cleanliness.
Spectators are advised to abide by social distancing measures at the SCG, which are in place to comply with government guidelines.
To assist with social distancing, the distance between ticket scanners and seats has increased, and staff will assist with staggered ingress and egress times for ticket holders trying to get in and leaving the stadium. Gates will open at 6.50pm to allow plenty of time for everyone to find their seats.
Ticket holders must sit in a seat in their allocated row and keep a two-seat gap between groups. Every second row will be empty to comply with social distancing measures.
Food and beverage outlets will be card only. Limited outlets will be open, and people are encouraged to eat and drink when seated in their designated area.
Please stay home if you are unwell, waiting for the result of a COVID-19 test, if you have travelled interstate, overseas, to any hotspots or if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days.
Before heading to the game, please download and activate the COVIDSafe app.
Car parking will be available in EP3 (via Moore Park Road) at a cost of $30 a vehicle. The EP2 car park is not open for the near future.
Parking is also available in the Entertainment Quarter, with a game day fee of $25 per vehicle.
A $15 fee for Roosters Members in 2019 is no longer valid. Spectators can get casual parking rates by spending $10 or more at an Entertainment Quarter retailer or restaurant and have their ticket validated. The casual rate for 3-4 hours is $12 and 4-5 hours is $16.
Spectators are encouraged to plan to arrive early as parking is expected to be in high demand and traffic may also be heavier than usual. Public transport will be operating at a reduced capacity to maintain social distancing, so please consider it may take longer than normal to get to the SCG.
Light rail services and express shuttle buses will run regularly between Central and Moore Park, however they may be lengthy queues due to reduced capacity on both forms of transport. Additional measures and staff will be in place around key transport hubs to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the game so please follow their advice.
Please ahead your trip to and from the game by CLICKING HERE.
For more information on social distancing on public transport, CLICK HERE.
People taking taxis and rideshare options to the game are encouraged to be dropped off on either Errol Flynn Blvd or Driver Ave. Roads surrounding the SCG will be busy postgame, so please consider a pick-up location outside of the precinct after the game.
There will be plenty of opportunities to stock up on Roosters merchandise, with jerseys and a great winter range available.
The Roosters Shop will be extending their trading hours on game day, with the Bondi Junction store open from 11am to 5pm. There will also be two merchandise outlets at the SCG, with one in the Victor Trumper Stand and the other in the Members Stand.
MEMBER ITEM REDEMPTION
Ticketed Members yet to redeem their Members Choice item will be able to collect their item at the game.
Please bring your coupon to the Victor Trumper Stand Concourse, behind Bay 13 to redeem your choice of a cap, scarf or can cooler.
Due to being the first SCG game to redeem a Members Choice item, we encourage Members to exercise social distancing while lining up to select their item.
EASTS LEAGUES CLUB
Treat yourself to a pre-game meal at Easts Leagues Club– proud home of the Sydney Roosters.
Easts Leagues will run a bus service to and from the SCG, making it the ideal pre- and post-game venue for your game day experience, with the service starting two hours before kick-off.
Roosters Members are encouraged to redeem their complimentary Easts Leagues Membership to enjoy Member prices at Easts Leagues. Please bring your ID and Roosters Membership card to redeem your Easts leagues Membership at the club.
Easts Leagues Members game day specials include the new $15 Back to Back Burger, or enjoy a schnitzel, steak or fish and chips for $15. Easts Leagues Members who spend more than $20 at Bistro One will be able to receive a free Eastgate parking voucher. Please speak to friendly staff at Easts Leagues for more details.
GAME DAY CONTENT
The best way to follow your Roosters and to get exclusive content on game day and during the lead up is through the Roosters website and app.
We'll post everything from exclusive player and coach chats, while analysing the match-ups, the last time we met and much more.
On game day, our Facebook will give a snapshot of the day, our Twitter will give live updates on the match and all surrounding content, while our Instagram will feature the best pictures from the day.
There are a few different ways that fans can watch our Round 10 match.
The broadcast will run through Channel Nine and Fox League, while fans with Kayo Sports will be able to stream the match on their preferred device.
Coverage will kick off from 7:30pm on Channel Nine, while Fox League's pre-match will start at 7pm.
Telstra customers will have FREE access to all matches of the NRL Telstra Premiership on the NRL App.
Non-Telstra customers may access live streaming and premium content, via an NRL Live Pass, for a recurring subscription fee of $3.99 per week, $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year (365 days).
New customers can enjoy a free two week trial with a Weekly, Monthly or Annual subscription.