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Match Day Information: Round 9

Get ready for the Welcome Game at GIANTS Stadium on Sunday as the GIANTS take on the Carlton Blues.

AFL Round 9
GIANTS v Carlton
Sunday, May 19, 4.40pm
GIANTS Stadium

12:50pm: Gates Open
1:00pm: NEAFL - GIANTS v Southport
4:40pm: GIANTS v Carlton

Location

GIANTS Stadium is located on Grand Parade, Sydney Olympic Park NSW, just minutes from Olympic Park Station and across from ANZ Stadium and Qudos Bank Arena.

Everything's bigger up close with a GIANTS Membership. To join, click here.

Tickets

Join the GIANTS for the Welcome Game on Sunday as the GIANTS return to GIANTS Stadium to take on Carlton.

To purchase tickets, click here.

You can also call 13 28 49 or visit Ticketmaster agencies. The ticket office at GIANTS Stadium will be open from 12.45pm, located outside Gate D.

A GIANTS membership is one of the best value in any sport, click here to see our range of packages and sign up today or head to the Membership Hub on the corner of Showground Road, off Murray Rose Avenue.

Membership and Merchandise

You can pick up some gear from the GIANTS Membership Hub at the corner of Showground Rd and Murray Rd, or from the merchandise stall on game day. Members receive 10% off all merchandise! Visit the Members Hub to sign up and take advantage of this members’ exclusive discount.

Welcome Game

The GIANTS, in partnership with AFL NSW/ACT and the NSW Government, are proud to present the Welcome Game, celebrating our relationship with the diverse communities of Western Sydney to welcome new citizens to Australian Rules Football. The GIANTS will host a GIANT Australian Citizenship Ceremony pre-game for 300 people and their families who will be given a uniquely Australian sporting and cultural experience to build memories that will last a lifetime.

Public Transport and Parking

Free train travel on game day is included in your 2019 GIANTS membership and tickets.

Bus: The following Sydney Buses services run to Sydney Olympic Park:
Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park. For service disruptions check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

Train: The closest station to GIANTS Stadium is Olympic Park. There is a direct service between Lidcombe's platform Zero and Sydney Olympic Park. If travelling before 1pm, catch a train to Strathfield and change for service to Olympic Park, with trackworks on the line expected to be completed by 1pm. Normal services are then expected to resume, with a For the latest information, to check trackwork service updates or use the Trip Planner. For information about the trackworks, click here.

Ferry: Sydney Ferries are a great way to get around the city but services can be popular and may reach capacity, especially on weekends. Check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner. GIANTS Stadium is approximately a 40 minutes walk (3.6km) from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the precinct.

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

Match Day Activities

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone is located inside stadium gates on the Northern concourse - follow G-Man and GiGi’s footsteps inside Gate D to locate the GIANTS Fan Zone. There’s plenty on offer for every GIANTS fan, including:

- GIANTS GIANTS dual station with netball and AFL and the specky inflatable with free Milo for all!
- GIANTS Recruits: Show your GIANTS Recruits card at the GIANTS Recruits hub in the Fan Zone to collect your limited edition GIANTS Recruits drink bottle and headband
- Show your true colours: Get your face painted in GIANTS colours, OR go bigger with custom GIANTS Tattoos!
- Kia’s Beat the Sting: Come and visit the Kia Fan Zone where you can get game ready! Write you message of support on the cheer cards, grab a photo in the Stinger or your face painted in GIANTS colours. Also learn how you can enter into our quarter time on field race to beat The Sting, for your chance to win a Stinger!
- St.George: Pick up your ‘Go GIANTS' banner from the St.George promo staff and learn how to apply for a St.George Footy grant for your footy club! All thanks to the St.George Footy Grants program
- Groupon: Win at every home game by heading to the Groupon spin wheel where you could win a cool Groupon experience or GIANTS giveaways
- Head to the GIANTS Fan Hub to get your hands on great game day giveaways
- G-MAN and GiGi will be roaming the concourse near Gate D – or get close to the field during game breaks to get a photo and high-five from the GIANTS’ mascots
- Celebrate the Welcome Game with Henna tattooing, Bollywood dancing, African wax prints & artefacts, Lebanese Drumming and much more!

Quarter-Time

Kia’s Beat the Sting

Get excited GIANTS fans, because in season 2019 we have a brand new quarter time event that you won’t be able to take your eyes off – Kia’s Beat the Sting. The premise is simple – one lucky contestant is going to run 200m from point post to point post along the boundary for the chance to win a brand new Kia Stinger. The catch? They have to beat The Sting.

Half-Time

NAB AFL Auskick
Cheer on the some of footy’s brightest young stars during the half-time NAB AFL Auskick games!

Three-Quarter-Time

Toyo Tires Kick for Cash
The Toyo Tires Kick for Cash is back and bigger than ever! $100,000 is up for grabs at every GIANTS home game this season. But this year, if the participant is a 2019 GIANTS Member, they’ll be kicking for an incredible $150,000! Simply post a selfie prior to the first bounce this Saturday on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #DrivenToPerform and you could be kicking for $100,000 or $150,000 at three-quarter-time.

Post-Match

Macca’s Kick 2 Kick
Kick 2 Kick is back! Thanks to McDonald’s, head on-field after the second siren and have a kick with your mates on GIANTS Stadium. Kick 2 Kick will be on at every GIANTS home game at GIANTS Stadium and UNSW Canberra Oval, thanks to McDonald’s, the official restaurant and official coffee partner of the GIANTS and AFL.

Mac for a Match
McDonald’s, the Official Restaurant of the GIANTS, is rewarding fans with a free Big Mac for each GIANTS Stadium home game win! If the GIANTS win a game at GIANTS Stadium this season, everyone who attends the match can redeem a free Big Mac on the following Monday from participating restaurants. Click here to find out more.

Match Day Partner – Bingo Industries
BINGO Industries is proud to be the official match day partner of the GIANTS. Got waste that’s gotta go? BINGO Industries would like to offer you $50 off your next skip bin. Use code GOGIANTS and log onto bookyourbin.com.au to redeem. BINGO Industries – Pushing for A Waste Free Australia

Team

The GIANTS squad will be named on gwsgiants.com.au and the Official GIANTS App at 6.20pm on Thursday evening. A team will be named at 5pm on Friday evening with the final 22 to be confirmed 90 minutes before the match. 

Broadcast Information

The game will be broadcast LIVE on 7Mate in NSW and ACT from 4:30pm and across the nation on Fox Footy, and can be streamed via the AFL Live app, Foxtel Now or Kayo app with a subscription purchase.

For the latest television and radio broadcast guide, 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 #AFLGIANTSBlues.