Gold Coast v Essendon

Sunday July 28
Main & Corporate Gates Open: 2.45pm
Centre Bounce: 4.40pm
Click here for the Venue Map


NEAFL: Gold Coast v GWS
Early Gates: 11.45am
First Bounce: 12.00pm

Commences: 2.45pm

Please note that tickets for the AFL match against Essendon will be required for entry into the Curtain Raisers. 

It's Sunday Funday which means kids go free!* Purchase your tickets now through Ticketek.

Alternatively, you can purchase in person at any Ticketek Agency, click here for locations or via phone on 132 849. 

Pirate Life Deck

Get the crew together to experience a new level of cor-pirate hospitality for 2019. The Pirate Life Deck allows you to experience AFL in true GC style from your Level 3 premium reserved seat. 

Click here for more information and to book now. 

The Front Bar presented by Carlton Draught

For only $59 get your ticket to the exclusive Front Bar area with icy cold Carlton Draught on tap. Your ticket includes event entry with exclusive access into the Carlton Front Bar area, and your first drink FREE! (18+ Only Area).

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.   

Multicultural Celebration: 

- Cultural performers around the precinct 
- On-field Japanese drummer performance
- Traditional Welcome to Country 
- Fairy lights and multicultural food between Gates 1 & 3
- Prayer Room available 

Kids Zone: 

Located at the northern end behind the big screen, this is the ultimate match day kids hub. Patrons have the chance to join in all the family-friendly activities such as the below:
- Fruit for the kids thanks to Woolworths
- Little Legends Express
- AFL Playground
- Kids Inflatable Activities
- Player Signings
- Little Legends Marquee (Free to join)
- SUNS Mascots Sunny Ray and Skye, will be roaming around, so you grab a photo with them and share it on social media using #ChallengeAccepted.

Find Mr Sharky & Win

Be sure to take part in this new half time competition. The first 100 fans to find Southport Sharks mascot, Mr Sharky, will go into the running to win two nights accommodation at Mantra at Sharks. This is valued at $440 and includes a junior sharks membership, kids eat free deal and more… Second and third prizes are also up for grabs, with in venue vouchers of $100 and $50. Who knows, Mr Sharky may even have some other giveaways at half time, so make sure you go find him to find out!

Four’N Twenty: The Lucky Pie Row

At three quarter time, make sure you stay in your seats because our valued partner Four’N Twenty are giving away FREE meat pies to one lucky row. When the camera starts panning, give us a wave and you could score yourself a free pie! 

Virgin Australia Footy Family

Our valued partner, Virgin Australia, want you to show us your best Footy Family moments. Join the fun by using #FootyFamily across your social media platforms for your chance to win a share of over $12,000 in prizes!

SUNS Squad presented by SeaFm

Make sure you check out the SUNS Squad! Thanks to Ikin Dance we'll have our very own dance crew at selected home matches this season

SUNS Surf Club presented by Destination Gold Coast

The SUNS Surf Club is a new General Admission seating area at Metricon Stadium. Complete with a life-sized lifeguard tower the SUNS Surf Club is the perfect place to sit back and take in the footy. 

Macca's Kick 2 Kick

Stick around after the game to get on the ground with Macca’s Kick 2 Kick. 


Make sure you grab your SUNS gear from the SUNS Shop located inside Gate 3 or from the various outlets around the stadium.

Macca’s Mac for a Match

All ticket holders can redeem a FREE Big Mac at any Gold Coast McDonald’s restaurant the day after the match if the GC Suns score 10 goals or more – win or lose!

Get Social

Get Social! For your chance to have your photo featured on the Big Screen throughout the match make sure you tag your photos on Instagram and Twitter with hashtag #ChallengeAccepted

Metricon Deck

Make sure you visit the Metricon Deck inside Gate 1 for free face painting by our wonderful stadium partner Metricon! Get your SUNS Colours painted on before you take your sit to cheer on the team!

Metricon Banners

SUNS fans make sure you grab your Metricon Banners from the Metricon Deck on your way in 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.

Austworld Photo Wall

Make sure you visit the Austworld Photo Wall and strike your best surfing pose alongside your favourite GC SUNS Players! Post your photo on Ausworld’s Facebook page for the chance to win prizes! Don’t forget to hashtag #ChallengeAccepted

Huawei Match Ball Presentation

Gold Coast SUNS Members we're on the lookout for a passionate member in the stadium. Whoever that lucky member might be, will get the chance head out on field after the game, meet a Gold Coast SUNS player and take home the official Huawei match ball from Sunday’s game.

GC SUNS Foundation Match Day Raffle

Visit our Match Day Raffle Ticket Sellers and purchase a ticket to go in the draw to win a 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final Package for two (2) people, including reserved seat tickets, flights and accommodation. Tickets are just $10 and all funds raised goes to the Clubs Talent Academy & Community Programs. Prize drawn Round 23. 

Terms and Conditions.

All Match Day Ticket Holders Travel Free

Present your ticket 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.

Supporters can plan their travel using public transport via

For more detail around transport to and from Metricon Stadium, click here

Member Access

All 2019 Match Access Memberships including AFL Gold Coast & Auskick Junior memberships will provide access to this Sunday’s home game against Essendon at Metricon Stadium. 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.

General admission members, don’t forget you have access to member exclusive GA seating on Level 2 in Aisle 201, just show your GA membership card to gain entry.

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. General Admission members wishing to upgrade to a reserved seat will need to enter their 12 digit barcode number on your membership card.

Membership Sales & Enquiries

The Gold Coast SUNS membership team will have membership’s available to purchase and be able to answer any enquiries from our membership services windows from Gates open until the 1st quarter break.

If you have a membership enquiry after entering Metricon Stadium, the membership team are also available at the Metricon Home Hub from gates open until the end of the 3rd quarter.

Member’s Light Tower Bar

Members who are eligible to access our Member’s Light Tower Bar at Metricon Stadium will need their 2019 membership card to gain entry.

Members with access to the Light Tower Bar include -  Platinum, Gold, Silver, Full Season General Admission, SUNSCREAMER, SUNSCREAMER Away, Victorian SUNS, AFL Members with SUNS Club of Support, Light Tower and Flexi 15 Members

Please note – 3 Game General Admission, 6 Game General Admission, 3 Game Reserved Seat, SUNS Supporter, AFL Gold Coast Junior and Auskick Junior Memberships do not provide access to this exclusive area.

Important Notes

Eligible members must present their 2019 membership card upon entry and have it visible at all times. If you do not have your membership card please visit the Membership Services Team at Gates 1, 3 prior to entering the stadium or visit Metricon Home Hub inside for a temporary pass.
- The Light Tower Bar has a limited capacity. Entry won’t be permitted once capacity has been reached.
Patrons under the age of 18, need to be accompanied by an Adult.