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Your match day itinerary

Match Day Itinerary 

The nib Newcastle Knights will host the North Queensland Cowboys in Round 16 of the NRL on Saturday evening.

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in New South Wales, things will look a little different this week.

Here's everything you need to know about Game-Day at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Details

nib Newcastle Knights v North Queensland Cowboys

Date: Saturday, July 3

Gates open: 6:05pm

NRL kick-off: 7:35pm

Fan Zone

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Knights Fan Zone (normally located in the carpark) will not be in operation this week.

We are hopeful the Fan Zone will return for our next home game, set to be against Canberra in Round 20.

COVID-19

The nib Newcastle Knights are closely monitoring and responding appropriately to the situation with Coronavirus (Covid-19) and advice provided by the NSW Government.

The safety and wellbeing of our members, ticket holders and employees is of paramount importance and remains our top priority.

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 situation the NSW Government has imposed a 50 per cent seated capacity restriction to all outdoor seated, ticketed events.

Persons who reside or work in a hotspot area or who have been in the Greater Sydney area (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong) will not be permitted entry as per NSW Health advice. View NSW Health Hotspot list.

Attendees will be required to practice good hygiene, social distancing and wear a face mask at all times while inside the venue.

Under the current public health order, face masks are mandatory in major recreation facilities including stadiums. It is the responsibility of each individual to provide their own fitted face mask. Entry to the stadium will not be permitted without a suitable face mask. For more information, please visit NSW Face Mask Rules.

We are committed to ensuring the highest possible standards are met so as to ensure members and fans can continue to attend matches this season.

We thank our valued Newcastle Knights members and supporters for your ongoing support.

Click here to view our important COVID-19 FAQ’s with ticketing and membership updates.

Venue

McDonald Jones Stadium 

294 Turton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2292

Club Shop

Remember to use your Member discount when purchasing extra tickets from Ticketmaster, food and beverages at the stadium and merchandise from the Knights Club Shop.

The Knights Club Shop opens from 9am until NRL kick-off.

Sign up to become a member now by clicking here!

Access to the Game

If you are yet to receive your membership pack and haven’t received an eCard via email, please follow the below instructions to print your ticket or download a mobile ticket. 

Print/ Download pDF Tickets

Access Mobile Ticketing on your smartphone

Membership Support

The Knights Membership Team are available to assist for any issues on match day. The team are located outside the entrance to the Western grandstand at the Membership Box Office Window (box office closest to the Knights Shop).

We strongly recommend selecting one of the above ticketing options prior to match day to avoid disappointment and queues.

Member Bar

This Member-exclusive area offers complete bar facilities, live streaming of the field and a gourmet menu.

Located on Level 2 of the eastern grandstand and open from time of gates at all Knights home games, simply show your 2021 Member card at the door for entry.

Mac for a Match

If we win at home, you win.

Offer entitles the ticket holder/member to one free Big Mac® with any drink purchase on the Monday following a home game win by the Newcastle Knights. Available after 10:30am.

Parent/carer must be present for anyone under 14 years to redeem this offer. Show your game ticket, or membership card when ordering to receive offer. Limit of one offer per person.

Not to be used in conjunction with or to discount any other offer or with an Extra Value Meal®. Not redeemable via McDelivery®, mobile ordering or self-ordering kiosks. Valid at participating Newcastle restaurants for the 2021 NRL season only.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

50-50 Charity Raffle

The 50-50 Charity Raffle is a not-for-profit fundraising product operated by the 50-50 Foundation. It is the Foundation's aim to raise significant funds for charities and good causes by partnering with sporting clubs and teams, event owners and charity partners to host fundraising raffles.

50 percent of the prize pool raised at each fundraising raffle goes to one lucky ticket holder who is drawn at random during the event. The remaining 50 percent goes directly towards charitable purposes.

Our charity partner for the match is - Hunter Defence Support Network

Click here to purchase a ticket.

Getting to the game

Fans are encouraged to consider all the available travel options ahead of time while public transport continues to operate at CovidSafe capacities to maintain physical distancing across the network.

Drive with your group and pre-book your parking space at the stadium or use nearby local parking. Allow extra travel time as traffic may be heavier than usual. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

If you have to catch public transport, plan ahead at transportnsw.info and allow plenty of extra travel time – remember you must wear a face mask when travelling on public transport services in the Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong areas. You must keep your mask on when you reach your seats inside the stadium.

Train

The closest station to McDonald Jones Stadium is Broadmeadow on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line.

Trains run regularly to Broadmeadow on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line which is within walking distance of McDonald Jones Stadium.

Remember you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment method when travelling to and from the game on public transport. Register your details via the Opal website or app ahead of time.

Visit transportnsw.info for details on transport services and more information on COVID-19 travel advice.

Shuttle

Knights fans will have an easy time getting to Newcastle Knights home games thanks to free, dedicated bus services that will run to McDonald Jones Stadium during the 2021 season. Timetable can be found here.

Free bus services for Knights fans will run at regular intervals from two hours prior to kick off from selected bus stops along the route. Return services will run for around an hour after full-time. Catch one of the five stadium shuttle services to get to Knights games at McDonald Jones Stadium in 2021.

Parking

NRL fans driving to the game are encouraged to plan to arrive early as parking on-site and in the area will be in high demand and traffic may be heavier than usual.

Parking on game days is available only for vehicles with a pre-paid parking ticket. Pre-paid parking tickets cost $10 plus transaction fee from Ticketmaster on 136 100, online or by visiting Ticketmaster box office at McDonald Jones Stadium Stadium.

Disabled parking areas have been designated in close proximity to each of the McDonald Jones Stadium accessible entries. To purchase mobility parking please phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit the Ticketmaster box office at the Stadium.

Drop-off zones

If you wish to drop off a patron in the stadium's car park we do have a 10-minute loading zone. This can be accessed by entering either driveway off Turton Road.

Taxi

McDonald Jones Stadium taxi stand is located at Young Road, Broadmeadow. Taxis can be accessed after the event by following the signs to Young Road. For further information please contact Newcastle Taxis on 13 33 00.

To watch

The match will be shown live on Fox League and Kayo Sports.