ONE of the fiercest rivalries in the NRL is back with the annual Bulldogs v Rabbitohs Good Friday blockbuster set to light up ANZ Stadium.

A crowd of nearly 40,000 fans turned out to see the clash between the two clubs in 2016 and there's sure to be fireworks for the monster game in 2017.

Don't miss this blockbuster battle as ANZ Stadium's two long-term home clubs meet on Good Friday!

Event Schedule

Time Activity
1:30PM Gates Open
1:45PM Kick-off: Holden Cup – Bulldogs v Rabbitohs
4:00PM Kick-off: NRL – Bulldogs v Rabbitohs
Seating Plan

TOP TIPS

  • All tickets to the Good Friday clash between the Bulldogs v Rabbitohs include entry and return travel on Sydney Trains, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus Services, regular Sydney Buses (STA), Sydney Ferries services and Light Rail services.
  • With the Royal Easter Show in full swing next door, all fans who have not pre-booked parking should not drive and take advantage of the additional direct public transport services.
  • To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW game day event page.
  • All Supporters are encouraged to arrive early to soak in the atmosphere ahead of the traditional Good Friday battle.

 

RABBITOHS RECIPROCAL RIGHTS

While the Good Friday battle is a Bulldogs home game, Rabbitohs Ticketed Members with access to ANZ Stadium matches have not been forgotten and will enjoy reciprocal member rights for this game.

Rabbitohs Reserved Seat Members with access to ANZ Stadium matches will enter via Gate C/D with General Admission Seating available on Level 4 East in Aisles 401 – 405 & Aisles 410 - 412.

Rabbitohs General Admission Members with access to ANZ Stadium matches will enter via Gate B with General Admission Seating available on Level 1 in Aisles 101 to 103.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

With the match coinciding with one of the Royal Easter Show’s busiest day, footy fans are urged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the additional public transport services put on for the Easter Show and included in the event ticket. Fans should also plan their journey and travel early to ensure they are in their seats before the match gets underway.

 All tickets to the Good Friday clash between the Bulldogs v Rabbitohs include entry and return travel on Sydney Trains, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus Services, regular Sydney Buses (STA), Sydney Ferries services and Light Rail services.

TRAINS

The closest station to ANZ Stadium is Olympic Park Station.

Additional and direct Sydney Trains will be in operation to coincide with the Royal Easter Show

Direct trains between Central and Olympic Park will run every 8 minutes from 9:00am until midnight stopping at Redfern and Strathfield.

Lidcombe shuttle services to Olympic Park will run every 10 minutes from 5:30am to 9:00am. Shuttle services will then be extended to run between:

  • Olympic Park and Blacktown every 30 minutes between 9:00am and 10:00pm.
  • Olympic Park and Penrith/Schofields every 10 minutes between 9:00am and midnight.

To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW game day event page here or use the Trip planner.

TRACKWORK

There is no trackwork scheduled to take place over the Easter long weekend.

For the latest information, check Trackwork Service Updates.

BUSES

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus services will be running every 15 to 25 minutes to coincide with the Royal Easter Show.

Return services start running from Olympic Park at around 12:45pm.

Sydney Buses will operate to a public holiday timetable.

  • Route 525 operates between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.

Use the Transport NSW Trip Planner to help plan your journey. It will give you up-to-date train and bus timetable information. Click here for more information.

CAR

Car parks are expected to fill quickly, so ensure you pre-book your parking. Footy Fans are encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the additional and direct train services, and major event buses, in operation for this event.

You can pre-book parking via:

  • Sydney Olympic Park Authority:Print your ticket at home by clicking here. Please note: pre-booked parking tickets cannot be booked on the day of the event.
  • Ticketek:Order your tickets by clicking here or calling 132 849. Please note: These can only be collected from Ticketek agencies. 

TRAFFIC

If you decide to drive, the below routes are advised and can help minimise traffic issues:

  • From the NORTH: Through Top Ryde, take Victoria Rd and then Silverwater Rd and Holker Street to Sydney Olympic Park.
  • From the SOUTH: Turn onto Parramatta Road then Hill Road to Sydney Olympic Park.
  • From the EAST: Take Parramatta Road then Bernie Avenue or Hill Road. If you are driving along Victoria Road, consider taking Silverwater Road then Holker Street.
  • From the WEST: Turn onto Silverwater Road then Holker Street or turn onto Hill Road, and then to Sydney Olympic Park.

Changed traffic conditions for the WestConnex project may also affect how you travel. For the latest updates visit WestConnex News.

Patron SMS Service

REPORT ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

A patron text message service will operate for all events. If you experience any issues during an event, SMS 0419 403 360 with your issue and location.


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