Game Day Guide: Easter Monday NRL Round 6 Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers
Game Day Guide: History will be made this Easter Monday when a sold-out crowd of 30,000 fans packs in to Bankwest Stadium for Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers.
The two Bankwest Stadium home clubs will go toe-to-toe in the first sporting event to be played at the brand new venue.
With a big crowd on the way it’ll be a busy day in and around Parramatta, so we’ve put together all the info you need to make the most of the historic occasion.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy everything the first sporting event at Bankwest Stadium has to offer.
- 12:45pm: Gates Open
- 1:30pm: Kick-off – Canterbury Cup: Wentworthville Magpies v Western Suburbs Magpies
- 4:00pm: Kick-off – NRL: Eels v Wests Tigers
Fans are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the fact that public transport is included in all tickets and Club Memberships.
Regular train and bus services will be travelling to and from the Parramatta Transport Interchange on Monday, with Bankwest Stadium a short 10-minute walk away.
There is no public parking on-site at Bankwest Stadium. The best travel option is public transport, but if you must drive information on parking in Parramatta City is available on the City of Parramatta website here.
A dedicated accessible shuttle bus will run between Parramatta Interchange and Bankwest Stadium from 1:30pm to 7:45pm. Picking up and dropping off from Argyle St (just after Church St near Parramatta Westfield) and O’Connell St outside Parramatta Leagues Club.
Pre-Game Activities and Entertainment
There will be plenty of pre-game activity and a buzz of excitement inside and outside Bankwest Stadium ahead of the main game.
A host of activities will be available for fans in the precinct with a kick the ball activation, animal display, rides, a DJ, stilt walkers, dartball, Eels Cheerleaders and mascots and much more.
On entry the Eels will be distributing 30,000 commemorative flags plus there’ll be face painters and photo-booths on the concourse.
Before kick-off in the main game there’ll be an official ceremony with a Welcome to Country, National Anthem, band entertainment, Eels Hall of Famers on the field, the raising of the Blue & Gold Army flag and a representation from each Parramatta Eels Junior League Club.
Plenty to keep you entertained before the game starts!
The historic Easter Monday clash is a sold-out event with the only way to secure a seat to become a Parramatta Eels Member. Check out the seating map here.
Remember that Ticketek is the only official ticket-seller for events at Bankwest Stadium. Fans should ensure they always purchase their tickets via Ticketek rather than any third-party sellers like Viagogo. To check your ticket call Ticketek on 132 849.
Bankwest Stadium WiFi
Make sure you take advantage of the Bankwest Stadium Free WiFi! Just look for the network “Bankwest Stadium FREE WiFi” in your settings.
Food and Beverage
Bankwest Stadium boasts a huge range of affordable and unique food and beverage options with specialty outlets spread along the Level 1 Concourse.
Fans will pay less than $5 for seven of the key footy fare staples at Bankwest Stadium:
- Vili’s beef pie (160g): $4.90
- Classic hot dog: $4.90
- Regular hot chips (12oz): $4.90
- Vili’s sausage roll (110g): $4.50
- Regular coffee (8oz): $3.90
- Coca-Cola original (600ml): $4.90
- Mount Franklin water (600ml): $4.30
In addition to the footy staples, Bankwest Stadium boasts nine specialty food outlets which feature our “High Street” food options – meals inspired by the diversity of the local food community in Parramatta and Western Sydney.
Among the more substantial meals that will be sold at the retail outlets are:
- Hokkien Noodle Stiryfry with Chicken, Asian Vegetables and Toasted Sesame;
- Angus Beef Burger with Cheese;
- Roasted Spicy Buffalo Wings with Ranch Dressing;
- Salt and Pepper Squid with Chips, Lemon and Aioli;
- Two-Foot Long Hot Dog with Tomato Ketchup and Mustard;
- Western Sydney BBQ Pulled Pork Roll with Coleslaw.
Make sure you explore the concourse on Easter Monday to see all the different food and beverage options on offer.