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Elimination Final - What's On

The Sharks will square off with last year's Grand Finalists in the first Elimination Final of the 2020 NRL Finals Series on Saturday.

The match will be a triple header, also featuring the NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership matches between Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra Dragons and Brisbane Broncos and the Warriors respectively.

Everything you need to know for week one of the Finals can be found here.

DATE & VENUE Saturday, October 3, GIO Stadium Canberra
GATES OPEN 11:15am
NRLW Roosters v Dragons - 11:30am
Broncos v Warriors - 3:00pm
NRL KICK OFF Sharks v Raiders - 5:40pm
TICKETS The match is officially SOLD OUT

CLICK HERE for a full list of entry terms and conditions for GIO Stadium.


All attendees must have a ticket, including babies and children under the age of 5.

Ticket holders will be allocated to a bay and row inside the stadium. It will be the responsibility of the individuals to practise physical distancing within the row. You can sit next to members of your household.

No bags or drink bottles can be brought into the stadium (exception being one sealed, non-alcoholic beverage in a plastic bottle, up to 600ml size).

You may carry individual items of non-commercial food in clear or sealed packaging; such as a sandwich, chip packet or muesli bar.

All clothing must be worn into the stadium, with permitted personal belongings to be carried in your hand or pockets.

If you are a resident of Victoria please do not purchase a ticket for this game as you will not be allowed entry. ID checks may be carried out at entry points to GIO Stadium.

Spectators may be seated in household or family groups, but must otherwise observe physical distancing of 1.5 metres between other spectators. Monetary penalties may apply if you do not adhere to the physical distancing rules in effect.

Food and Beverage

Selected Food and beverage outlets will be open around the ground from gates open.

CLICK HERE for specific F&B outlet opening times and menu listings.

Getting to GIO Stadium

Limited public transport is available for the match.

CLICK HERE for the latest Public Transport Information


Please read carefully the changed conditions for parking at the match.

  • Parking fees will be waived to remove the need for cash collection at entry points to the car parks;
  • Minimal traffic management will be in effect on the Western and Eastern sides of the venue allowing patrons to park without any interaction with attendants;
  • Parking vouchers will not be utilised;
  • There will be no corporate parking area.
  • Patrons in West Corporate areas or seated in bays 1 – 21, 50 – 61 and 77 - 79 are asked to park in the West car park and enter through the West Gate;
  • Patrons in East Corporate areas or seated in bays 22 - 32 and 62 - 76 are asked to park in the East car park and enter through the East gate;
  • Access to the Eastern car park will be via Braybrooke St and turning onto Masterman St.

Advised GIO Stadium Service Changes

Stadium Management has advised that ATMs are no longer at the venue due to low demand. All food and beverage outlets now have EFTPOS / tap and go facilities.

Please note that card is the preferred method of payment.

Additionally, as there is currently no agreement in place between TAB and the venue, TAB facilities are no longer available on site.

Report it to Sort it

If you notice any anti-social, discriminatory behaviour or other issues at the match, please text “Assist” to 0455 883 228 for assistance. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and will likely result in exclusion from the venue.

Travelling by Taxi/Rideshare & Uber

The usual drop off and pick up points at GIO Stadium will apply. Please adhere to 1.5m social distancing when queuing for taxis or rideshare services.

A designated drop off and pick-up area will be available on Leverrier St in front of the AIS Visitors centre or AIS Arena on the WEST side of the stadium. For Rideshare / Uber services use ‘AIS Arena’ or ‘AIS Visitors Centre’ as your destination and pick up location, please do not use ‘GIO Stadium’.

Taxis will drop off and pick up at the taxi rank outside the WEST gate only.

What you cannot bring into the stadium

  • Any type of bag including a handbag, camera bag, lunchbox or plastic bags;
  • Jackets or items of clothing may not be carried into the venue – they must be worn at the time of entry;
  • Thermoses or drink bottles;
  • Any signage, flags, posters or a musical instrument without prior approval; and
  • Footballs, or any other kind of ball.

What you can bring into the stadium

  • You may carry permitted items on you at time of entry either in your hand or pockets;
  • You may be asked to place any items brought into the venue on an inspection table for verification at time of entry;
  • You may carry small purses without a shoulder strap;
  • You may carry individual items of non-commercial food in clear or sealed packaging such as a sandwich, chip packet or muesli bar;
  • One sealed, non-alcoholic beverage in a plastic bottle and up to 600mL in size;
  • Patrons attending with an infant may bring a large size, clear zip-lock bag into the venue to carry required items such as nappies, wipes and formula. A stroller may also be permitted subject to the venue’s standard terms and conditions. Additional items must not be carried in the stroller;
  • One blanket, however the blanket must be held up at shoulder level from a corner if requested by security;
  • One camera with a lens less than 300mm in length is permitted, but must not be in a bag.

Watching the Match

If you can’t make it to GIO Stadium there are options available.

The NRL match is live on Channel Nine and Fox League Channel 502.

There is also the NRL Digital Pass available to watch the match.

Download the NRL App via Google Play or iTunes to subscribe

Overseas fans can watch via Watch NRL

Updates from the matches will be on the Sharks Twitter. Make sure you are also following us on Facebook and Instagram for behind the scenes photos and videos from the match.