Saturday, 14 April 2012  |  07:40 PM

Round 3 - GC SUNS v Essendon

Click the "Getting There" Button on the top right hand side for transport information 


Be there for a blockbuster match next Saturday night when the SUNS take on AFL powerhouse Essendon at Metricon Stadium.

Make the most of the number one match day experience in the country and help celebrate Bomber Dustin Fletcher’s 350th game milestone.

The 5th Quarter LIVE precinct in the Southern Plaza will come alive with music, fire twirlers, roving entertainment and plenty of activities, competitions and prizes for fans of all ages. Meet up with friends for a drink and a bite to eat at the 5th Quarter Bar and there will be bean bags galore on the grass where you can chill out watching all the pre-game SUNS TV action on the videoboard.

The SUNS Shop and outlets around the stadium will have all the official 2012 GC SUNS merchandise you need to make sure you’re decked out in red!

The kids can catch up with Sunny Ray, get their faces painted in SUNS colours and test their skills in the Radiant AFL Playground while young and old alike can get involved in kick to kick on the training field.

The members only ‘Light Tower Bar’ has been revamped! The new-look bar features more furniture, a mobile draught bar to help speed up beer service and exclusive appearances by Gold Coast SUNS players.

Members will be required to show their membership card for entry (members must be over 18 and entry is subject to capacity).

See you dressed in RED at Metricon Stadium next Saturday!

Important Information

Getting to and from the game

There is no public parking available at Metricon Stadium and parking restrictions will be enforced around the roads surrounding the stadium.

A limited number of PWD parking spaces are available at Metricon Stadium, however these must be booked in advance through Metricon Stadium Management at or 07 5644 6200 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri).

Please note that Alabaster Drive will be closed to north bound traffic from approximately 5.00pm on Saturday 14 April 2012 or when deemed necessary by Traffic Controllers and Police, for the purpose of pedestrian safety. Persons in possession of the appropriate car parking permit wishing to access the Blue Car Park from this time must do so from Nerang-Broadbeach Road rather than Plateau Crescent.

FREE Game Day Public Transport and Park 'n' Ride options with TransLink

Passengers in possession of a Gold Coast SUNS event ticket (2012 Membership cards are valid event tickets) can travel free with TransLink to and from the event on scheduled Surfside bus and Queensland Rail train services (conditions apply).

Please note that you must be in possession of your valid event ticket prior to travelling on TransLink services in order to gain free access to public transport.

To plan your trip, visit

Membership Services

Come and see the friendly Membership Services team in the vans at Gate 1 and Gate 3 and keep your eye out for the membership hub at the northern end of the ground under the videoboard.

The team is always on hand to help with any membership sales and enquiries. Call them on 1300 661 933 or email any time at

Main Game

Event: Toyota AFL Premiership Season – Round 3
Teams: Gold Coast SUNS v Essendon
Date: Saturday 14 April 2012
Centre Bounce: 7.40pm Local Time
Gates Open: Gate 1 - 3.20pm, Gates 3 & 5 - 5.30pm
Ticket Outlets Open: Gate 1 - 3.15pm, Gate 3 - 5.15pm (Sales subject to availability)
Shuttle Buses Commence: 5.10pm
Details: This event has been declared a reserved seat event, where a reserved seat ticket will be required for entry. Silver Unreserved members will be required to upgrade their entry to a reserved seat for this match at the designated upgrade fee (stated below).

Curtain Raiser

Event: NEAFL – Northern ConferenceTeams: Gold Coast SUNS Reserves v Morningside
Centre Bounce: 3.30pm
Gates Open: 3.20pm (Gate 1 Only)
Details: A valid ticket for the Gold Coast SUNS v Essendon game is required to gain entry to the curtain raiser game. Entry to ticket holders is only permitted through Gate 1 from 3.20pm onwards. Patrons with a disability that arrive in the Yellow Car Park and are unable to make their way to Gate 1 for entry are to make themselves known to security at Gate 4 Service Entry who will request assistance by Stadium Management. 

Tickets or 1300 136 122 or at any Ticketmaster outlet

To view the Entry Terms & Conditions for Metricon Stadium click here