You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content

Your 2024 match day itinerary

The nib Newcastle Knights are back home for a Thursday night blockbuster against rivals, the Sydney Roosters.

Fresh off a home win over the Dragons last start, the side will look to notch back-to-back wins in front of the Hunter faithful.

We've broken down everything you need to know ahead of kick-off to make sure you enjoy your footy:

NRL Round 6 Knights v Roosters

Date: Thursday 11 April

Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium

Kick-off: 7:50pm

Gates/Fan Zone open: 5:00pm

NSW Cup kick-off: 5:20pm

Tickets: Purchase here

Membership: Play your part

Merchandise: Show your colours

50/50 Charity Partner: John Hunter Children's Hospital

Match Day Sponsor: Brydens Lawyers

Get ready for the footy at Wests!

Before kick-off, swing by Wests New Lambton to soak in the pre-game buzz alongside your fellow Knights supporters and support the club that supports the Knights!

Just a short 10-minute stroll from the stadium, Wests is the ideal pre-game experience all season long. 

Not a member? No worries JOIN TODAY!  Social membership is FREE and ensures seamless club entry pre and post game or upgrade to Full membership for just $10 and start saving instantly with access to member only offers like Happy Hours and Savvy Savers.


Prior to NRL kick-off, watch the NSW Cup side take on the Roosters from 5:20pm.

Fan Zone 

There will be plenty happening in the Fan Zone outside of the stadium prior to kick-off

See some of our activations below:

  • Get your face painted or a balloon animal ahead of the game
  • Giant Games
  • A roaming Hula Hoop performer
  • Mechanical Car Ride
  • Visit the guys at McDonald Jones Homes
  • Check out some of the Hunter City Motor Group cars
  • Grab some cool Knights perks and sign up to become a Knights Youth. Co member
  • Say hello to the Triple M team at their outside broadcast
  • Show your support and donate to our 50/50 Charity sellers wearing green with donations going to the John Hunter Children's Hospital
  • Have some fun with the Knights letter lights


We will have a performance from the Red Energy Dance Squad, plus watch as two lucky fans race the LED screen, thanks to Brydens Lawyers.


McDonald Jones Stadium, 294 Turton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2292

Membership Support

The Knights Membership Team are available to assist with any issues on match day. The team are located outside the entrance to the Western grandstand at the Membership Box Office Window.

We strongly recommend purchasing your tickets prior to match day to avoid disappointment and queues.

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% 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% goes directly towards charitable purposes.

This week's Charity Partner - John Hunter Children's Hospital

Purchase a ticket


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 2023 season. See timetable 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 2023.


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.

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.


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.

Transport NSW on transport services and more information on COVID-19 travel advice.

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.


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.


Looking for somewhere to stay? Take advantage of accommodation at The Executive; one of the closest hotels to the stadium featuring KIDS STAY FREE* all year round. Only a 13-minute walk to the stadium! Call 02 4935 1100 to book or jump online to explore availability. *T&Cs apply.

To watch

The NRL game will be shown live on Nine, Nine Now, Fox League and Kayo Sports.