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SUPER ROUND | THANK YOU FESTIVAL



GMHBA Stadium will come to life on Saturday for our pre-game Thank You Festival, as a part of the AFL’s wider Super Round!

We will celebrate and honour the support of our Members and fans with heaps of activities, giveaways and exciting initiatives!

Download the map below to find out more!

 

The Thank You Festival will include:

- Kids in Free* and Adult tickets from $25Click to buy

- $3 pies at food outlets

- Super Round Showbags in the Kids Super Bay (A11) – Click here to get free tickets 

- Appearance by Marvel’s Iron Man

- Player signings from 12pm-12.30pm#

- FREE Cats Shop personalisation with any purchase in Kids Zone

- Match Day Sponsor, Cotton On activities, giveaways and the chance to win a family trip to Tokyo at the Sunny Buddy Activation behind the Players Stand^

- Over 10 different food trucks 

- Slime stations

- Roaming circus acts and magician

- Supercross & Hot Wheels display

- Cats CARaoke presented by Ford

- K rock dome pumping some great tunes

- GMHBA Stadium Challenge

- McDonald’s Kick for Cash practice

- Table tennis

- Face painting

- Morris Finance marching band

- Musical acts at each gate

 

Remember to pick up your Geelong Advertiser on Tuesday 21 August or Friday 24 August! There is a competition slip inside to drop into the barrel located in the Kids Zone for your chance to win a place in the 2019 Team photo!  

 

Think you have what it takes to belt out a tune at Cat CARaoke presented by Ford? Head to the Thank You Festival from 11.45am to give it a go! Some surprise Cats guests will feature in your video!

The best video of the day will be shown on the Big Screen at 1/4 time and the winner will get a team signed Cats 2018 Cotton On guernsey!

Make sure your share your CARaoke video via #StandProud #WeAreGeelong!

 

*Terms and Conditions: Kids free junior ticket are available for General Admission (GA) tickets only. Available through all distribution channels in advance and at the gate, subject to availability.
#Players subject to availability, time subject to change
^Terms and conditions apply, visit cottonon.com.au

 

CHARLES & CO. CAFE HAMPERS



Pick up a delicious, seasonal Charles & Co. Cafe Hamper from the Atrium Bar (Ground floor, Charles Brownlow Stand) or from the Geelong Social Club for only $50. Serves 2-4 people

Plus, add a takeaway glass of either NY Shiraz or Sauvignon Blanc for only $5 each (Normally $9.90 each, maximum 4 per hamper).

Contents pictured may vary depending on seasonal availability. 

 

ATRIUM BAR



The Atrium Bar in the Charles Brownlow Stand (Ground Floor) will host corporate guests and the general public pre-game.

Enter via the large glass doors to Charles Brownlow Stand (Gate 14) from 11.45am to enjoy the bar for pre-game drinks, live music, food, coffee, Cats Shop, Membership sales, plus get access to Level 1 & 2 via the escalators.

 

MOMENTS OF GMHBA STADIUM



This week's Moment of GMHBA Stadium will be revealed by Troy Bayliss on the Level 1 Concourse (City End) at 12.55pm! Don't miss the reveal of a special moment in our history from 1926!

 

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PRE-GAME



From 11.45am, you can enjoy preview episodes of the below on the bigscreen:

- Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout Season 3

- Avengers Assemble: Blank Panther's Quest

- Marvel's Spiderman

 

Scan into the game early for your chance to be the 23rd man! The winner will get an inner sanctum game day experience!

Keep your eyes peeled for our banner this week - designed by a lucky 2018 Member!

The boys will be welcomed onto the ground this week by former player and 1998 Carji Greeves Medallist, Peter Riccardi.

 

DURING THE GAME



If you see anti-social behaviour at the game, please report it to the text line on 0488 252 000.

Our club is committed to ensuring supporters and Members from all clubs enjoy their experience at Cats Home Games at GMHBA Stadium and beyond. Our Membership Guidelines can be found here.

 

3/4 TIME BREAK



Two lucky fans will get the chance to take part in McDonald’s Kick for Cash at 3/4 time. The opponents will compete to kick a footy into the giant McCafe coffee cup to win up to $3,000 cash!

If the participants aren't able to get it - past players Barry Stoneham and Peter Riccardi as "coaches", will take a kick from the furthermost point to try to win the lucky participant $3,000.

And remember, if the footy gets kicked into the giant McCafe cup, everyone in the crowd gets a free McCafe coffee at a participating Geelong restaurant!

For your chance to compete, head to Anthony Costa Oval pre-game to practice your kick.

 

POST-GAME



All thanks to McDonalds, kids and families get their time to shine on GMHBA Stadium oval with Macca's Kick-to-Kick after the game!

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TRAIN



Geelong is approximately one hour from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station, with the Geelong Railway Station situated 1.8 kilometres to the north of GMHBA Stadium and South Geelong Station located 450 metres to the east (five-minute walk to GMHBA Stadium). 

V/Line operate special footy trains on match day, in addition to their regular services, which makes this a great option for getting to the game.

To view the additional footy services, please visit www.vline.com.au/footy.

For all timetables and live updates visit the V/Line or Public Transport Victoria websites.

 

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES



To assist with public safety and access to the ground, Moorabool Street (from Fyans Street to Kilgour Street) will be closed to all traffic 1.5 hours pre-AFL game, from 12.15pm.

A single lane Moorabool Street will be open to allow traffic to run north to south 15 minutes after the start of the first quarter and will remain in place until the start of the last quarter.

The full road closure will then resume at approximately TBC and will remain for up to 1.5 hours post-AFL game to allow patrons to exit GMHBA Stadium safely.

The temporary changes in traffic conditions apply to the following locations: 

- Moorabool Street between Kilgour Street and Fyans Street 
- Access to: Strong, Lonsdale, Verner, Foster and Balliang Streets will be available via Yarra Street, during the temporary road closures. Please expect delays. 
- Access to Hopkins Street and Park Crescent for residents will be available via Fyans Street.

Access for Emergency Services will be maintained at all times. 

Changed traffic conditions inside the GMHBA Stadium Precinct will take effect pre-game. The internal road between A2 drop-off zone and A3 (Premiership Stand) carpark will be closed to all traffic pre-game. This internal road will re-open at ¼ time break.

All corporate guests parking in A3 will be required to enter via Entrance B.

Click here to view a map.

 

CAR PARKING & ACCESS



For those driving to the game, there is limited public parking available within the GMHBA Stadium Precinct on event days at a cost of $10 for 2018 Geelong Cats Members and $15 for General Public.

Parking is operated by an external provider. Entry into the GMHBA Stadium Precinct is via a number of points from 11.00am:

Kilgour Street – Entrance A
Park Crescent – Entrance C
The city end of Moorabool Street – Entrance E which is utilised for Accessible Parking

There is paid and unpaid street parking located in the surrounding area, however, please be mindful of Council parking restrictions. Some suggested alternative car parks near GMHBA Stadium are:

- Barwon Valley Park car park
- South Geelong Railway Station


For information on accessible parking and disabled access, please click here.

A drop-off zone is available near the A2 carpark via Kilgour St, however, on AFL match day this is a very busy area for pedestrians. 

 

BUSES, TAXIS & OTHER TRANSPORT



For other information on buses, taxis and other travel information, please click here.

 

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Our friendly Membership team can be found at:

Gate 13 (Bob Davis):  For Membership enquiries and ticket collection from 9am until the end of the first quarter.

Click here for a wayfinding map of the GMHBA Stadium
Click here for a Membership and seating map for GMHBA Stadium

 

MEMBERSHIP CODE OF CONDUCT



Our club is committed to ensuring supporters and members from all clubs enjoy their experience at Cats Home Games at GMHBA Stadium and beyond. Our Membership Guidelines can be found here.

 

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Kids in free* and Adult tickets from $25. Click here to buy

 

RESERVED SEAT HOLDERS



 

Reserved Seat Members can access any home game at GMHBA Stadium using the official Geelong Cats App.

Simply download and login to the "MyClub" section of the App with your MyCats Account details, to access your Membership barcode on your mobile device. All you need to do is scan in using your phone at the gate on arrival!

Click here to download from the App Store or get it here on Google Play.

 

Can’t make it to the game?

Lend your seat to another fan through our Seat Return program to avoid missing out on a discount towards your 2019 Membership*

Click here to return your seat.

Members with a GMHBA Stadium Reserved Seat package can scan in using their Membership card (or temporary pass) to access their seat

 

GENERAL ADMISSION



General Admission seating: Bays A43-A53 (From Row P backwards)
General Admission standing room: Behind GA seating bays

Kids Super Bay: A11

Members can simply scan their Membership card at the Gate 1 (Polly Farmer) to access all GA seating in the Ablett Terrace – no need to pre-book seats! 

 

GEELONG SOCIAL CLUB



Geelong Social Club Bar & Dining will be available from 11.45am. Seating will also be available from this time, with seat tickets issued for all seating in bay A32. Click here for full details.

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Featuring:

Live entertainment by the Adelaide Clark Trio

Gordon's Premium Pink Gin cocktails

 

CHEER SQUAD ALLOCATION



Geelong Cats: Bay A17 (Players Stand)
Gold Coast Suns: 
Bay A44 (Ablett Terrace)

 

MAPS



Click here for a wayfinding map of the GMHBA Stadium
Click here for a Membership and seating map for GMHBA Stadium

 

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Our flagship store, Cats Shop has the biggest range of team merchandise! 

Enter via ground floor or Level 1 of the Charles Brownlow Stand. 

Saturday only - 2018 Cats Members receive 20% off full priced items at the flagship store and outlets around the ground, some conditions apply.

 

Cats Shop can be found in the following locations on game day:

Cats Shop: Charles Brownlow Stand - Opens at 9am, closes at 11.15am (General Public). Re-opens at 11.45am (gate opening time), closes again 20 minutes after the final siren
Outlet 1: Ablett Terrace - Opens at 11.45am, closes 20 minutes after the final siren
Outlet 2: Players Stand - Opens at 11.45am, closes 20 minutes after the final siren
Cats Shop Marquee: Players Stand Kids Zone: FREE personalisation on all purchase made in the Kids Zone and store. Opens 11.45am
Cats Shop Van: Anthony Costa Oval: Opens 11.45am

 

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Geelong Social Club Bar & Dining will be available from 11.45am. Seating will also be available from this time, with seat tickets issued for all seating in bay A32. Click here for full details.

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Featuring:

Live entertainment by the Adelaide Clark Trio

Gordon's Premium Pink Gin cocktails

 

The Geelong Social Club Guide provides all required information and links. Please click here to view. 

 

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The main public bars located around the ground are the Atrium Bar (Located on Ground Level of the Charles Brownlow Stand), Jack Rabbit Bar (located on Level 1 of the Charles Brownlow Stand), Hoops Bar (Located in the Players Stand), click here to view a map.

To view disabled access information, click here.

 

ATMS



ATMs can be found at Gate 1, Gate 5 and Charles Brownlow Stand (wall mounted) (Gate13) on game day.

 

MAPS



Click here for a wayfinding map of the GMHBA Stadium
Click here for a Membership and seating map for GMHBA Stadium

 

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Don't forget to upload all your social media posts using the hashtag #WeAreGeelong and #StandProud.

Stay social and follow the Cats on all of our channels to keep updated with pre and post-game info, breaking news and be a part of the action during the match!

TWITTER: @GeelongCats
FACEBOOK: Geelong.Cats
INSTAGRAM: @GeelongCats
SNAPCHAT: @realgeelongcats

 

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VIew our Round 23 team here, from 6.30pm Thursday 23 August.

 

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Click here for broadcast information.

 

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No updates at this stage.

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