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Match Day Information: Semi-Final v Eagles

GIANTS Media  September 11, 2017 4:31 PM

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All the information you need to know for the GIANTS’ must-win semi-final at Spotless Stadium.

Semi-Final

GIANTS v West Coast
Saturday September 16, 7:25pm
Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park 

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Gate Opening:

5:40pm: Gates Open
7:25pm: GIANTS v West Coast

Tickets:

Tickets for the GIANTS' must-win home semi-final against the West Coast Eagles are on sale now.

Be there as the GIANTS host their only home final on Saturday, September 16 at Spotless Stadium with the game starting at 7:25pm.

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A win in the semi-final would see the GIANTS travel to Melbourne to play a Preliminary Final against Richmond.

Join the Orange Army:

The Orange Army is building, the voice is fuller and we would not have reached this milestone without our members’ support.

This September we will continue to be better, fly high, drive hard and outsmart our opponents to achieve finals greatness.

Join the Orange Army

Join the Orange Army as we unite as players, coaches, partners, members, and fans to create history.

All Aboard the GIANTS Express:

The GIANTS are calling on all Canberra members to join the Orange Army and make their way to the GIANTS’ home Semi-Final next weekend by booking their place on the GIANTS express bus from Canberra to Sydney.

The bus departs at 2.30pm from the Jolimont Centre in Canberra before arriving at the WestConnex Centre in Sydney Olympic Park in time for the GIANTS' must-win Semi-Final on Saturday, September 16 at Spotless Stadium.

Return tickets are $40 with the bus back to Canberra scheduled to leave the WestConnex Centre at 11pm. Please note that the bus ticket does not include your ticket to the match and you will need to purchase that through Ticketmaster.

To book call Murrays Busses on 13 22 51 to secure your seat.

Finals Merchandise:

Get your Orange on and get your merchandise for this weekend's Semi-Final at Spotless Stadium. Turn the Stadium orange and check our all our new Orange Army gear.

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Pre-Match Function:

Come down to GIANTS HQ at the WestConnex Centre pre-game for a huge function.

Running from 4pm-6pm there will be heaps of activities for the whole family before the Orange Army marches to Spotless Stadium for Saturday’s must-win Semi-Finals.

The first 35 people to purchase an Orange Army Merchandise Item from the store will have the opportunity to form the pre-match Guard of Honour at the game.

Thanks to St George Bank there will be orange slushies, a BBQ, a face painter, jumping castle, target hand ball game and plenty more.

Orange Army Sticker collection will only be available at the GIANTS pre-match Event from WestConnex Centre, 1 Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park.

You will be able to collect the sticker from the Orange Army Stand inside the centre between 4-6pm.

Head down to 1 Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park from 4pm for all the action!

Location:

Spotless Stadium is located in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct just minutes from Olympic Park Station and across from ANZ Stadium and Qudos Bank Arena.

Public Transport:

Match tickets cover travel on all public transport and with extra services running fans are encouraged to leave the car at home, arrive early and enjoy the footy finals fever in the precinct.

  • Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will start running between 3.20pm and 4pm, depending on the route. Return services will also run. Routes 5A, 5B and 8 through the North Western suburbs will run every 6 minutes, services on remaining routes will run approximately every 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Express trains will run from Blacktown every 12 to 15 minutes from 5.12pm until 9pm, stopping at Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe then Olympic Park. Express trains will also run from Central every 15 minutes from 5.20pm until 9pm, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.
  • To help fans get home after the finals, express trains will run from Olympic Park back to Blacktown and Central approximately every 15 minutes from 9pm until midnight.

Normal non-event weekend transport will be available. Visit the Transport NSW website for more information and to plan your trip.

Parking:

Parking is available throughout Sydney Olympic Park. Pre-purchasing tickets to these car parks is recommended with the P1 carpark being within the closest proximity to Spotless Stadium. To pre-purchase parking, click here.

Pre-Game - The Lawns:

Grab your friends and head to The Lawns Bar outside Spotless Stadium for a pre-match drink and catch-up. Located on the corner of Grand Parade and Orana Parade next to Gate D, it’s the perfect location for you to grab some pre-game drinks, be entertained by live music and catch the last time we took on the Eagles on the big screen.

Match Day Activities:

GIANTS matches are packed full of fun for the whole family and in Finals, it's bigger and better than ever!

  • Members Hub outside Gate D
  • Kids Zone near the scoreboard
  • Inflatables near the scoreboard
  • Face painting around the concourse
  • G-MAN appearances across the evening on field and on the concourse
  • Toyo Tires #DriventoPerform inside gate D
  • Daily Telegraph Marks Up inside gate D
  • WestConnex Mini Racecar Track inside gate D
  • AFL Playground near the scoreboard

Quarter Time - Daily Telegraph Marks Up:

After we gave away tickets to the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final thanks to the Daily Telegraph, Marks Up is back for the Finals. Head to the Daily Telegraph Marks Up inflatable just inside gate D, practice your speckies and take home your very own print out. Five of the best marks will be chosen with one lucky fan getting the chance to head out on to Spotless Stadium at quarter time and win cash, or tickets to the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Three-Quarter Time - Toyo Tires $100k Kick for Cash:

The Toyo Tires Kick for Cash gives you the chance to kick for $100,000! Simply post a selfie prior to the bounce this Saturday on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #DrivenToPerform and you could be kicking for $100,000 at three-quarter time. Make sure you also visit Toyo Tires outside Gate D to Get Your Game On!, test out your skills or take a selfie.

Kick to Kick:

Thanks to Slater & Gordon, head on field after the second siren and have a kick with your mates on Spotless Stadium.

Broadcast Information:

This game will be shown live on Channel 7 across NSW and the ACT and Fox Footy nationally from 7pm. For further broadcast information please click here.

You can also follow the GIANTS on social media for game updates and behind-the-scenes content on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram @GWSGIANTS.

The official match hashtag is #AFLGIANTSEagles and #AFLFinals.

Team:

The GIANTS team will be named on gwsgiants.com.au at 6.25pm on Thursday evening with the final team to be named 90 minutes before the match.

Community Partner:

Ladder

Ladder are the official Community Partner of the 2017 Toyota AFL Finals Series and a valued Community Partner of the GIANTS. On any given night, there are over 44,000 young people homeless in Australia. 0 is the only number we should be okay with. Ladder are calling on the football community to help them change the number by purchasing an official Premiership Cup Pin for $5 or by making a donation to Ladder. Premiership Cup Pins will be available for purchase on the concourse at all AFL Finals matches. Pins are $5 each and 100% of net proceeds from the sale of pins will go directly to Ladder’s youth programs.