AFL Round 18
Gold Coast SUNS v Western Bulldogs
Saturday, July 17
Gates open: 3.00pm
First bounce: 4.35pm
GC SUNS home games look very different to past games at Metricon Stadium. As such, we require all attendees' cooperation to follow the health and safety advice from QLD Health and Metricon Stadium.
Upon redeeming a ticket, you accept the responsibility and risk of attending this game and agree to follow all venue staff directions. QLD Health has allowed all QLD Stadiums to reach a capacity of 100%, meaning there will be more attendees in the Stadium than during 2020. You will be sitting next to, behind, and in front of other people not from your household or purchase group.
In line with Queensland Government COVID requirements, everyone attending our Round 18 match against Western Bulldogs will be required to wear a mask at all times while in the Stadium, unless eating and drinking. Masks will be required even while seated in all parts of the Stadium.
Masks will be handed out at entry gates and are available to purchase at the SUNS Shop. For your convenience, sanitiser stations are scattered throughout the stadium.
There will be hand sanitiser available at the Stadium; however, attendees must bring masks, gloves, or other PPE items, if they wish to. Patrons are encouraged to wash hands and sanitise regularly, as well as cough or sneeze into a tissue or their elbow. Please remember to observe social distancing where possible.
For all 2021 match days Metricon Stadium and the Gold Coast SUNS are working in accordance with a QLD Health approved, Site Specific COVID Safe Plan. Under this plan, the State Government and QLD Health have determined our current method of seating/ticketing to be COVID Safe, allowing us to cater for all footy fans while maintaining effective contact tracing.
As such, you will be seated next to patrons outside of your immediate family during the match. These seating arrangements under this COVID Safe plan are communicated to each ticket purchaser during the purchase/redemption process.
All attendees have been allocated a specific seat via their ticket. Attendees must sit in the allocated seat as shown on their ticket. If there is an issue with your ticket, please let one of the usher staff know. Do not move seats without approval from Metricon Stadium staff.
There will be no spare seats between your group and the next group of ticket-holders. All patrons will be sitting next to, behind, and in front of each other within each section. Queensland Health has approved these COVIDsafe seating arrangements. Metricon Stadium will not relocate groups if you do not wish to sit next to someone else.
Please note: tickets in sections 201 – 228R are on Level 2 and are not accessible by a lift. If you or any of your guests have a mobility issue preventing them from using stairs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before arriving.
Your Ticket and Entry
Entry tickets will be sent directly to your mobile phone. Please ensure your mobile phone is charged to allow your tickets to scan on arrival at the Stadium. Your ticket shows the gate number you must enter through – your ticket will not scan at any other gate. Gates open time is 3pm, and will close at the start of the fourth quarter of the AFL game.
Listed on your ticket will be a zone in which your seat is located. To comply with COVID Safe venue plans, you will need to remain in your zone. There will be toilets and food and beverage facilities within your zone. Staff will be on hand to assist if required.
Parking & Transport
Pre-paid parking into the Blue Carpark is available to purchase here.
Ticket holders with a parking pass can enter the carpark, directly across the road, via Nerang-Broadbeach Road (heading westbound).
People with Disability parking for people seated in Zone 1 and 2 is available here for parking in the Blue Carpark directly opposite Metricon Stadium. A valid, government-issued disability parking permit is required to access People with Disability parking.
Taxis and Ride Share vehicles can drop off and pick up passengers outside the Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre. The public drop off and pick up is located across the road at the Blue Carpark.
Shuttles from Nerang Station, Boowaggan Road Park'n'Ride and Broadbeach South Station will commence at 2.30pm.
What can I bring to Metricon Stadium?
Bags will be searched on entry to Metricon Stadium.
Water in a sealed, plastic container, up to a maximum of 1.5L, will be permitted into the Stadium. Any unsealed bottles will be emptied at the entry gates. You will be able to refill your bottles with water from any open bar – just ask the bar staff to refill your bottle. Soft drinks or other non-alcoholic drinks will be permitted in a sealed, plastic container, up to a maximum of 600mL. All other sizes or unsealed bottles will be emptied on entrance to the Stadium.
Patrons may bring homemade food items or special dietary requirements into the Stadium provided they are packaged appropriately, and the items can be easily viewed by security if requested. Commercially branded takeaway food and beverage will not be allowed into the Stadium. No items in glass, crockery or cans will be allowed into the Stadium, including glass water bottles. All Thermos items will be searched by security.
For the full conditions of entry list, please see metriconstadium.com.au.
Members Post-Match Function
For the first time since 2019, we are thrilled to announce that Round 18 will see host to a Members Post-Match Function at the 5th Quarter Bar (Near Gate 2) after the final siren.
Hear from players and coaches, enjoy live music as well as a drink on arrival (first 500 people).
Members can scan in to the Post-Match Function with their match-day ticket, while guests can purchase their way in for $10. Event shuttles will also be extended.
Match Day Partner
Mackay Regional Council are a proud partner of the Gold Coast SUNS and this week’s Match Day Partner.
Head to https://www.mackayregion.com/ for more information and to start planning your next getaway!
Redeem your membership ticket to attend a GC SUNS home game for your chance to win your very own pool, thanks to the SUNS & Plungie®.
Following each Metricon Stadium GC SUNS home game, two lucky members will be selected to join us on-field for the Plungie Play the following Home Game, where they will have the chance to kick for a Plungie Pool!
The two lucky participants will be randomly selected and will kick towards target zones to accumulate as many points as possible. The highest scorer at the end of the 2021 season will win themselves a Plungie Max pool (valued at over $20,000)!
With Plungie, you can enjoy your pool in days, not months, and our lucky winner will have their pool fully installed and ready to enjoy next summer!
SUNS fans make sure you grab your Metricon Banners from the Metricon Deck inside Gate 1 for your chance to take home some cold hard cash!
It’s also the perfect way to celebrate a goal so make sure you bring back your Metricon Banners to all SUNS home games – we want to see them here every week to make sure this stadium is a sea of red every game and after every SUNS goal.
And don’t forget that this season, Metricon are giving all GC SUNS fans home ground advantage with a special offer of $1,000 off to make your home even more amazing. Terms and conditions apply.
Make sure you visit the Metricon Deck inside Gate 1 for free face painting by our amazing stadium partner Metricon!
Get your SUNS Colours painted on before you take your seat to cheer on the team!
Macca’s Massive Giveaway
Make sure you’re in your seats at the start of half time when our Partner Macca’s® will be giving 50 lucky SUNS fans a $50 McDonald’s Voucher as part of their 50th birthday celebrations.
When the camera starts panning, give us a wave and your row could be one of several winners, thanks to Macca’s®!
Macca’s Mac for a Match
You could score yourself a free Big Mac, thanks to McDonald's.
The rules are simple: if we hit 60 points, win, lose or draw, you win – it’s Macca’s Mac for a Match!
Any home game where the Gold Coast SUNS reach 60 points or more means members and fans with a game day ticket can pick up a free Big Mac the following day after 10.30am – lunch sorted!
Redeeming your free Big Mac is easy! Gold Coast SUNS members or match day ticket holders will simply need to show their membership card or game day ticket at participating McDonald’s on the day following a GC SUNS home game where the 60 points is reached. Regardless of the final outcome.