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Canberra Raiders fans unite for the Grand Final!

Post by greeneyed » September 29, 2019, 9:23 pm

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Canberra Raiders fans unite for the Grand Final! Join us prior to the Grand Final on Sunday... at The Brewery Bar + Kitchen at Sydney Olympic Park. Event details and tell us you're coming: https://www.facebook.com/events/247278659489434/

Event details: Canberra Raiders fans unite! For the Grand Final in Sydney! We have a proud tradition at The Greenhouse... organising pre-game events for big Canberra Raiders games. Remember the Preliminary Final in Melbourne in 2016? The Lord Alfred last year in Brisbane? Earlier this year at The Woolpack prior to the Raiders first game at the new Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta? And in Week 1 of the finals this year at the Richmond Club Hotel! This will be the grand daddy of them all! The Grand Final! Sunday afternoon... at The Brewery Bar + Kitchen at Sydney Olympic Park!
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Post by LastRaider » September 29, 2019, 9:26 pm

Awesome!

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Post by EJ » September 29, 2019, 10:39 pm

How many does the venue hold? 181 say they're going within an hour lol

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Post by greeneyed » September 29, 2019, 10:48 pm

There is more capacity on Grand Final Day, as we understand it. Unfortunately, it is the only venue at Homebush outside the ground. The issue is that those people coming on buses find it difficult to get to another venue. On a train line... we could have gone for another venue on the line, but it is then difficult to get on the train.
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Post by Butters » September 29, 2019, 10:57 pm

greeneyed wrote:There is more capacity on Grand Final Day, as we understand it. Unfortunately, it is the only venue at Homebush outside the ground. The issue is that those people coming on buses find it difficult to get to another venue. On a train line... we could have gone for another venue on the line, but it is then difficult to get on the train.
Hence the problem with ANZ stadium (and sort of Bruce for that matter). Nothing beats the pub build ups in locations like Melbourne and Brissie and then just rolling into the ground.

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Post by thedevilingreen » September 30, 2019, 5:08 am

I'll be there... kinda exciting GF day and getting to meet some of you guys what a time to be alive

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Post by FROG » September 30, 2019, 5:57 am

Im not on facebook. What time will you be there?

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Post by greeneyed » September 30, 2019, 5:58 am

We’re presently suggesting from 2pm.
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Post by Campo88 » September 30, 2019, 6:05 am

Me and the missus will be flying into Syd at around 10am from Brissy, dropping our gear off at the hotel and heading straaaaight in to meet up with you guys 👌
Big day lads!!

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Post by Coastalraider » September 30, 2019, 6:53 am

greeneyed wrote:
September 30, 2019, 5:58 am
We’re presently suggesting from 2pm.
Haha - no way I can wait until 2!!! I’m every chance of having breakfast there, waiting for someone else to show up :roflmao

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Post by Sid » September 30, 2019, 7:33 am

greeneyed wrote:There is more capacity on Grand Final Day, as we understand it. Unfortunately, it is the only venue at Homebush outside the ground. The issue is that those people coming on buses find it difficult to get to another venue. On a train line... we could have gone for another venue on the line, but it is then difficult to get on the train.
Does that mean it will likely be a roosters pre drinks meet up location too ?
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Post by reptar » September 30, 2019, 7:44 am

Sid wrote:
greeneyed wrote:There is more capacity on Grand Final Day, as we understand it. Unfortunately, it is the only venue at Homebush outside the ground. The issue is that those people coming on buses find it difficult to get to another venue. On a train line... we could have gone for another venue on the line, but it is then difficult to get on the train.
Does that mean it will likely be a roosters pre drinks meet up location too ?
I hope the Roosters do have a piss up before the game
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Post by LastRaider » September 30, 2019, 7:49 am

Sid wrote:
greeneyed wrote:There is more capacity on Grand Final Day, as we understand it. Unfortunately, it is the only venue at Homebush outside the ground. The issue is that those people coming on buses find it difficult to get to another venue. On a train line... we could have gone for another venue on the line, but it is then difficult to get on the train.
Does that mean it will likely be a roosters pre drinks meet up location too ?
No I don’t think so. Rooster supports are probably the snubiest unpatriotic (except a few) fans in the NRL. I live in Bondi and there is only a couple of flags up on the main strip.

It’s not there thing for fans to unite!


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Post by Lobby » September 30, 2019, 7:53 am

There is a new venue at Olympic Park called the Locker Room. Near that grass where the beef tents are for Origin.

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Post by Butters » September 30, 2019, 8:04 am

LastRaider wrote:
Sid wrote:
greeneyed wrote:There is more capacity on Grand Final Day, as we understand it. Unfortunately, it is the only venue at Homebush outside the ground. The issue is that those people coming on buses find it difficult to get to another venue. On a train line... we could have gone for another venue on the line, but it is then difficult to get on the train.
Does that mean it will likely be a roosters pre drinks meet up location too ?
No I don’t think so. Rooster supports are probably the snubiest unpatriotic (except a few) fans in the NRL. I live in Bondi and there is only a couple of flags up on the main strip.

It’s not there thing for fans to unite!
They'll be random Roosters there but in terms of an organised meeting they're more likely to be out here in the east at the BJ league's club etc.

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Post by greeneyed » September 30, 2019, 8:20 am

Lobby wrote:
September 30, 2019, 7:53 am
There is a new venue at Olympic Park called the Locker Room. Near that grass where the beef tents are for Origin.
Thanks. Looks good... I’ll see if KW would like to investigate.
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Post by RSP » September 30, 2019, 8:47 am

greeneyed wrote:
September 30, 2019, 8:20 am
Lobby wrote:
September 30, 2019, 7:53 am
There is a new venue at Olympic Park called the Locker Room. Near that grass where the beef tents are for Origin.
Thanks. Looks good... I’ll see if KW would like to investigate.
The other viable option is Abbattoir Blues - much better vibe than the soulless Brewery, and right across the station.
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Post by greeneyed » September 30, 2019, 9:15 am

KW is keen on sticking with The Brewery... so we're sticking with that. I did like the look of The Locker Room though! Good there are some more venues about. Did look at Abattoir Blues... but it looked a bit small.
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Post by The Rickman » September 30, 2019, 1:22 pm

I’m with KW on this one, the Brewery is a good spot, pre-game. I went there before a match last year
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Post by LastRaider » September 30, 2019, 1:40 pm

The Brewery will be packed though, it’s always hard to get in there on Grand Final day no matter what time you arrive.

The Locker Room is new and hardly anyone knows about it. I think this could be better spot

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Post by Raider Azz » September 30, 2019, 1:43 pm

Not a fan of the venue choice at all - it will be filled with neutral and Roosters fans, you will barely be able to move in there.

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Post by Botman » September 30, 2019, 2:08 pm

Yeah i was hoping the venue would be away from Homebush, but get that logistically thats difficult to do anything else
I dont plan on getting into the precinct until around 5:30-6, it's going to be a total **** fight in there.
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Post by The Rickman » September 30, 2019, 2:58 pm

PigRickman wrote:Yeah i was hoping the venue would be away from Homebush, but get that logistically thats difficult to do anything else
I dont plan on getting into the precinct until around 5:30-6, it's going to be a total **** fight in there.
I’ll be inside the stadium by the time you arrive, ****
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Post by greeneyed » September 30, 2019, 3:35 pm

I did try to convince KW to consider a venue change to The Locker Room... but he had the call. I do suspect that we're simply going to be everywhere out there.
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Post by Coastalraider » September 30, 2019, 3:37 pm

NSW cup final kicks off at 1.35.

Anyone headed in earlier for lunch??

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Coastalraider wrote:
September 30, 2019, 3:37 pm
NSW cup final kicks off at 1.35.

Anyone headed in earlier for lunch??
Yes, I'll probably do that then head into the ground fairly early.
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Post by Seiffert82 » September 30, 2019, 5:04 pm

Doesn't matter where you choose, everyone's a critic!

There's not too many pubs around Olympic Park to cater for hundreds of patrons. It'll all be packed.

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Post by Coastalraider » September 30, 2019, 5:27 pm

greeneyed wrote:
September 30, 2019, 4:57 pm
Coastalraider wrote:
September 30, 2019, 3:37 pm
NSW cup final kicks off at 1.35.

Anyone headed in earlier for lunch??
Yes, I'll probably do that then head into the ground fairly early.
That’s my theory too I think. Wouldn’t mind seeing the state league final.

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Post by Dr Zaius » September 30, 2019, 5:32 pm

Anyone got thoughts on after the game? City?
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Post by The Rickman » September 30, 2019, 5:34 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:Anyone got thoughts on after the game? City?
Cronulla Leagues Club, mate. See you there about 11pm.

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Post by Coastalraider » September 30, 2019, 5:35 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:
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Anyone got thoughts on after the game? City?
Purely result dependant.

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Post by thedevilingreen » September 30, 2019, 5:56 pm

Can we get out once we are in too go to the pub?

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Post by Coastalraider » September 30, 2019, 6:00 pm

thedevilingreen wrote:
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Can we get out once we are in too go to the pub?

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I think so - it looks like pass outs were given last year, but can’t find details for this year.

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Post by The Rickman » September 30, 2019, 6:18 pm

These days with electronic tickets they allow anyone to get in and out, you just scan on the way out.
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Post by Archer » September 30, 2019, 6:31 pm

So keen. Its my birthday, first year back in Aus and I wind up living in Sydney and I'm bringing my brother along as a new bandwagon fan.
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