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Game Day Guide: Easter Monday NRL Round 6 Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers

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

Getting Here

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.

For the most up-to-date transport information, and to plan your trip, head to the Transport for NSW Event Page here

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.

Eels v Tigers Easter Monday Blockbuster to be First Sporting Event at Western Sydney Stadium

Eels v Tigers Easter Monday Blockbuster to be First Sporting Event at Western Sydney Stadium

  • 30,000-seat Western Sydney Stadium to open in April 2019;
  • Fans closer to the action than ever before with the best sightlines of any rectangular stadium in the country;
  • A food & entertainment village outside the Stadium for fans to enjoy;
  • A free family and kids’ play area outside the Stadium;
  • New technology within the Stadium that will deliver an amazing audio and visual experience to enhance the game-day atmosphere and accentuate home-ground advantage.

Julian Keith & Nathan Davis

It’s Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers on Easter Monday 22 April in a spectacular first NRL game at the magnificent Western Sydney Stadium.

The new 30,000-seat Stadium, featuring the steepest grandstands in Australia and offering a lively entertainment precinct, will host home games for three Sydney clubs in its debut season.

The Parramatta Eels, who have played out of the precinct since 1947, will host 9 home games at Western Sydney Stadium in 2019. With the Round 6 Easter Monday event poised to be a first-up sell-out for the new venue.

parramatta stadium outside venue with eels fans

In quick succession, the Eels then host the St George Illawarra Dragons on Sunday 5 May (4.05pm kick-off) in Round 8, the Penrith Panthers on Thursday 23 May (7.50pm) in Round 11 and the Rabbitohs on Friday 31 May (7.55pm) in Round 12.

Wests Tigers will play four home games at the new Stadium on top of the Easter Monday game, in which they are the away team.

View the full 2019 Telstra Premiership Draw here.

The Tigers play the Raiders on Friday 7 June (7.55pm) in Round 13, the Rabbitohs on Thursday 27 June in Round 15, the Roosters on Friday 5 July (7.35pm) in Round 16, before they host the Eels in a School Holidays special on Sunday 14 July (4pm).

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will play one home game at Western Sydney Stadium in season 2019 – against the Penrith Panthers on Saturday 3 August in Round 20.

The Bulldogs are keen to give their Members and supporters a taste of the new Western Sydney Stadium, which is likely to host more Bulldogs games while their traditional home ground ANZ Stadium is under redevelopment from 2020.

Wests Tigers bring the jungle to Western Sydney Stadium for 2019 season and more

Wests Tigers Head to Western Sydney Stadium

Wests Tigers have today confirmed that the club will be playing a number of home games out of Western Sydney Stadium from 2019.

The new agreement will see Wests Tigers play four home games at the brand new stadium in 2019, with the club committing to Western Sydney Stadium until at least the end of 2022.

The club will move the four home games previously played at ANZ Stadium to Western Sydney Stadium from 2019, as the NSW Government prepares for the redevelopment of ANZ Stadium.

Western Sydney Stadium will provide 30,000 undercover seats and will bring Members and supporters closer to the action than ever before in Australia.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said that the club was excited by what the future holds at Western Sydney Stadium.

“Western Sydney Stadium is set to be an incredibly impressive facility, which will provide the best game day experience in Australia,” said Pascoe.

“We could not walk away from the opportunity to take games to Western Sydney Stadium.

“As a club we owe it to our Members and fans to provide them with the best possible facilities and Western Sydney Stadium will offer a great viewing experience,” he said.

“The new stadium will provide us with the opportunity to theme the venue to give it a real home ground feel which I’m sure our players, Members and supporters will appreciate.

“In coming to this decision we’ve worked closely with Venues NSW and the Stadium operator to ensure that the needs of the club, our players, Members and fans will be met and that the move to Western Sydney Stadium is in the best interests of all parties,” said Pascoe.

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said that the new venue offers all the facilities needed for the team.

“Western Sydney Stadium is going to be a great place to watch and play Rugby League and our players and coaching staff are excited by what the future holds there,” said Cleary.

“Key to our success on the field is having the facilities available for the players to prepare pre-game and then recover post-game and this venue has everything we need in the one place.

“I look forward to seeing the stands full with Wests Tigers Members and supporters when we take to the field at Western Sydney Stadium next season,” he said.

Western Sydney Stadium will feature the steepest grandstands in Australia, bringing fans close to the action and creating an impressive event experience. The rows of seating have been installed in such a way that it will provide an unprecedented viewing experience for fans.

The new venue will also provide an impressive range of corporate hospitality options, including an exclusive corporate offering where guests can watch players enter and exit the field of play while viewing the game from ground level.

Western Sydney Stadium is easily accessed by public transport, with Wests Tigers 2019 home games at the venue to be confirmed when the NRL draw is launched later this year.

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