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Round 17: Match Day Information

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02: General view during the 2018 AFL round 11 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Geelong Cats at Metricon Stadium on June 02, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/AFL Media)

Saturday night footy returns to Metricon Stadium when the SUNS take on the Bombers.

Check out all the important game day information below.

AFL Round 17

Gold Coast SUNS v Essendon

Main gates open: 5.30pm

Centre Bounce: 7.25pm

Curtain Raiser – Women’s Winter Series Game Three

Gold Coast SUNS v Brisbane Lions

Gate 3 opens: 4.30pm

Centre Bounce: 4.50pm

Tickets for the AFL game against Essendon are required for entry into the Winter Series Game. 


There will be plenty of activities and entertainment for the whole family! Keep an eye out for roving fire twirlers and catch the Round Mountain Girls performing in the Lipton Chill Zone.

You can head to the Metricon Deck for free face painting before you hop on board the Little Legends Express Train.

It will take you straight to the Kids Zone where you can get autographs from SUNS players, ride the Ferris Wheel, test your footy skills on the inflatables and heaps more.


All of our match day ticket holders travel free on Surfside Buses, QLD Rail services and the G:Link. Shuttle buses from Nerang Station, Broadbeach South Station Event bus stop and park & ride facility at Boowaggan Rd, Merrimac.

We’ll begin shuttle bus services earlier to get you to the Women’s Winter Series Clash:

3.45pm – Broadbeach South Station

4pm – Nerang Train Station

4pm – Boowaggan Road Park and Ride


All 2018 Match Access Memberships, including AFL Gold Coast & Auskick Junior memberships, will provide access to this Saturday’s home game against Essendon. Match access members just need to scan their membership card at the gate and head to the designated seating areas relevant to your membership category.

All general admission members wishing to upgrade to a reserved seat at an additional cost or other GC SUNS members and fans wishing to purchase tickets can do so through Ticketek, Visit Ticketek. Match Access members upgrading to a reserved seat will need to enter their 12 digit barcode number on your membership card.

For more information about the match day, click here.