Dedicated Newcastle Knights Member, Dylan Thompson, thinks there's nothing better than the atmosphere of a live Knights game at Hunter Stadium.
He can't wait for this Sunday's first home match against the Canberra Raiders and encourages all Knights supporters to join as a Member to support the team.
"I think being a Member plays a massive part, because you actually feel that you're a part of the Club," Dylan said.
"It brings you into the culture and it feels like you're part of the team."
He has high hopes for the Knights and is excited to be on board right from the start of the team's journey in 2014.
"I think this is the Knights' year. With it being Wayne Bennett's third year and with them going so well last year making the semi-finals with a fairly young side, I think they're going to go one better."
It's not too late to join as a Knights Member and share in the passion felt by Dylan and thousands of other Knights Members who play their part for the team.
Join now and enjoy the festivities of Members' Recognition Round this Sunday at Hunter Stadium.
Knights return to Hunter Stadium
Membership packs for all Members who renewed or joined before midnight, Monday 3rd March should now have arrived.
Ticketed Members who purchased between Tuesday, March 3rd and midnight, Monday, 10th of March will be able to collect their Membership pack and card from the Membership marquee before the game at Hunter Stadium on Sunday, the 16th of March from 12.30pm.
The Membership Marquee will be located at the Western entry to Hunter Stadium
Those who join after Monday, March 10 will need to collect a temporary ticket for access to the game against the Knights on Sunday, March 16. Temporary tickets will need to be collected from the Hunter Sports Superstore. Member card and packs will then be mailed out and will arrive before the Round 4 home game against the Sharks on Sunday, March 30.
Celebrating Members Playing their Part in 2014
Not only does Round 2 of the 2014 NRL Season mark the Knights’ return to Hunter Stadium, it also marks Members’ Recognition Round.
To celebrate, the Knights has a host of activities up their sleeve to make sure every Member is recognised for Playing their Part.
Take one of the Members express red carpet entry points at the Western grandstand, put on a Members cap or beanie, wave a flag, hold up banners and signs and show the Knights how you Play Your Part from the stands or from the hill.
Every Member who walks through the doors to Hunter Stadium on Sunday has the chance to win one of ten lucky door prizes! The prize includes return transfers from Newcastle to Sydney, tickets for two to the game and one night twin share accommodation and transfers between the hotel and stadium. Make sure you get to the ground early and listen out for the ground announcement on how to win one of these trips.
For the chance to win one of the ten 2014 jersey vouchers the Club is giving away on the day to lucky Members, as well as the opportunity to form a Members guard of honour on-field, simply look out for the Members’ cam around the ground, wave your flags or Member hats and show how you Play Your Part on game day. Be one of the ten that is picked out on screen to win!
Don’t forget to watch out for your name and Membership number in a special thank you message the Knights will screen around the ground in recognition of your support and contribution to our Club.
Recruit a Knight and help the Knights win the race to the greatest percentage increase!
The Knights is in a race against other NRL clubs to record the biggest percentage growth in Membership numbers between now and Tuesday, the 20th of May!
Twelve game, 3 game and supporter Members all count! So rally friends and family and Play Your Part today to help the Knights in the race to have the biggest percentage increase.
Pick up your inclusions before game day to avoid queues
Membership inclusions are available for collection now from the Hunter Sports Superstore and Members are encouraged to pick them up prior to game day to avoid queues at collection points on Sunday.
The Hunter Sports Superstore is open Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12 pm.
The store will also be open on Sunday's game day from 12pm until NRL kick-off.
If you are unable to collect your inclusions prior to the game, please visit one of our dedicated collection points on Sunday. Inclusion collection points are located at the ground level merchandise outlets as you enter from the North Western and South Western turnstile entries.
Ticketed Membership update
• Members who paid up to 18/02/14- Packs have now been delivered by Australia Post and received by Member.
• Batch 7 - 19/02 - 04/02 was lodged with Australia Post on Monday, March 10, with Members to receive packs from Tuesday. Please be mindful that some regional areas will receive a day or two later.
• Batch 8 - 05/03 - 10/03- Packs and cards are being delivered to Knights Membership Team now and Members are required to pick them up from the Knights Office at Wests Mayfield or Sunday at the game from the Membership marquee from 12.30pm.
• Paid 11/03 onwards - Members are required to pick up a temporary ticket from the Hunter Sports Superstore. Packs and cards will then be out for delivery before the next home game on the 30th of March.
Play Your Part for the Knights today and get your ticket to the game
It’s not too late to join, sign up and Play Your Part as a Member today and the Club will give you a temporary ticket for access to the game on Sunday. Simply visit the Hunter Sports Superstore to grab your ticket between now and Saturday or the Membership marquee at the Western Entry to Hunter Stadium on Sunday from 12.30pm and Members will get access to the game.
Whether a person is a regular at home games, an interstate or overseas supporter, or simply loves watching the Knights from the comfort of their living room at home, there's a Membership package to suit them!
Just as the Knights play their part for the Club on the field, in 2014 it asks valuable supporters to Play their Part off the field by becoming a Member!
Parking at the Knights v Raiders game
Casual Car Parking is available on game day. The price is $10 for the Jackson Street parking area and $7 for parking at District Park.
The first food outlets to open at Hunter Stadium wil be on the lower lever of the Stadium during Holden Cup.
The outlets will be opened upstairs from 3.30pm. Menu signage boards have been installed for those with upstairs seating to see what is open before heading upstairs.
To sign up as a Knights Member, phone 1300 465 644 or visit the Members website here.