Charity Shield Match Day Information
Souths Cares Present
The 33rd Charity Shield Rabbitohs v Dragons
Saturday 13 February 2016
Gates Open: 3:10pm
NYC Kick Off: 3:15pm
NRL Kick Off: 5:30pm
The Rabbitohs return to ANZ Stadium for the first time in 2016 to take on the Dragons for the 33rd Charity Shield. A clash that promises to be a spectacular start to the football season and a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Here’s what’s on offer at this year’s Charity Shield!
AROUND THE PRECINCT
From Delonghi Pass the Ball to Hershey’s Kisses Kiss Cam on the big screen, there is a lot going on this game day.
CLICK HERE FIND OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND THE PRECINCT.
TICKETS AND MEMBER MARQUEE
PRE SALE - TICKET OFFERS
$50 Family Pass Available Now
2016 Rabbitohs Members receive 30% pre purchased additional tickets – pre purchase to receive 30% off tickets. Password sent in Bunny Bulletin.
VISIT THE MEMBERSHIP MARQUEE
Become a Member & Stand Above the Rest with the Rabbitohs in 2016! The Membership Marquee will be located on the Eastern Side of ANZ Stadium near Gate A/B, for any Membership Sales and Game Day Enquiries.
CHARITY SHIELD PROCEEDS
Proceeds from the Charity Shield match go towards supporting the Rabbitohs’ and Dragons’ selected charities. The Rabbitohs support Souths Cares, an independent, not-for-profit, public benevolent institution, established in 2006 to support the local community and address social need across the South Sydney region.
Souths Cares’ charter is to support disadvantaged, marginalised and indigenous youth and their families through a three-pillar framework of Employment, Education and Healthy and Active Lifestyles.
GUARD OF HONOUR
Forming the Guard of Honour for Souths Cares are young students from Auburn Diversity Services who are new migrants and refugees from Burma.
The ‘Karen people’ of Burma are an ethnic minority group who have been forced out of their traditional lands and into refugee camps along the Burma/Thailand border.
The students love their Rugby League and are honoured to be invited by Souths Cares to be part of the 2016 Charity Shield.
2016 RABBITOHS MEMBERS BAR
Be sure to get along to the Rabbitohs Members Bar at Saturday afternoon’s Charity Shield. Members will be treated to an exclusive player signing session from 4pm - 4:30pm as well as a visit from Rabbitohs great Mario Fenech. Our traditional post-match function will commence with live stream of both team’s press conferences post-match and also exclusive Q/As with current Rabbitohs players.
The Rabbitohs Member Bar is located in 'The Cauldron' (North West Terrace of ANZ Stadium). Please note: To gain entry to the Members Bar, a 2016 Rabbitohs Membership card must be presented to gain entry. Strictly for Members only. Please note, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
IMPORTANT MEMBER INFORMATION
Box Office H
The Rabbitohs Ticket Box Office H opens at 3pm. All Members who have recently purchased Membership with access to this game and have yet to receive their Member cards will be able to collect their cards from this window.
Please allow plenty of time to collect your Membership card.
IMPORTANT BURROW INFORMATION
Please be advised that only Members of the Burrow and Burrow ticket holders will be permitted access to sit in the Burrow in Bay 110-1, 111-1. Anyone who wishes to sit with the Burrow will need to purchase or upgrade to a Burrow Membership, or purchase a Burrow ticket through Ticketek.com.au/charityshield. General Admission Members and General Admission ticketholders do not have access to the Burrow.
The closest station to ANZ Stadium is Olympic Park.
Catch a train to Lidcombe Station then head to the Sprint Platform for a direct service to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes until midnight.
A special supporter train will also run to Olympic Park from Central at 16:20, stopping at Redfern and Strathfield.
Sydney Trains services will run to a Saturday timetable. See train timetables and maps.
Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis and may affect how you travel.
Sydney Buses services will run to a Saturday timetable.
Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.
All fans who plan to drive should pre-book their parking to guarantee a spot for the game.
- Sydney Olympic Park Authority: Print your ticket at home by clicking here. Please note: pre-booked parking tickets cannot be booked on the day of the event.
- Ticketek: Order your tickets by clicking here or calling 132 849. Please note: These can only be mailed out to customers or collected from Ticketek agencies.
Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity, especially on weekends.
Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service.
Plan your trip ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time or consider the alternative public transport options available.
ANZ Stadium is approximately 40 minutes walk (3.6km) from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the stadium.
Sydney Ferries services will run to a Saturday timetable. See ferry timetables and maps.
Changed traffic conditions for the WestConnex project may affect how you travel:
The M4 Westbound on-ramp at Hill Road is closed until 6 March. Access to the M4 is via Silverwater Road on-ramp.
There will be increased traffic at intersections in the area, so plan ahead and allow extra travel time.
Some local roads may also be closed in the precinct. See Sydney Olympic Park Authority road closures.