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Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows
1.10pm, Sunday 25th August
Mars Stadium
Gates Open: 11:30am
Broadcast: Fox Footy (1:00pm AEST)

The Western Bulldogs will head back to Ballarat on Sunday 25th August, to face the Adelaide Crows at Mars Stadium from 1:10pm.

It's Woolworths Sunday Funday with plenty of activities for the whole family.  

Gates open at 11.30am so get there early and get involved in the range of activities happening around the stadium with two fan zones, even more food trucks and live entertainment pre-game and half-time by local musician Steven Clark.

 

Tickets for the match have officially sold out

Due to high demand, and the capacity of Mars Stadium, no further tickets will be released for sale and no general admission membership scans or public tickets will be available for purchase on match-day.

 

FAN ZONES

Gate 2 

  • Visit Farmer Darryl’s Animal Farm 
  • Join in the fun with the White King Inflatable Ten Pin Bowling, knock down as many pins as you can. Plenty of prizes to be won!
  • Practice your marking skills at the football inflatable 
  • Have your photo taken at the Club’s photo booth and test your reactionary skills
  • Get involved in the Nintendo game hub

Gate 3

  • Autographs with Caleb Daniel from 12.30pm – 12.45pm
  • Free face painting, balloonist, magician and Bulldogs hair styling
  • Enter the colouring in competition
  • Meet our Bulldog mascot Caesar
  • Get involved in the football inflatables and Mission Foods Stadium Jumping Castle
  • Join the Pack Kids Club and receive a free pack of AFL Player cards* (*subject to availability)

 

AROUND THE STADIUM

  • Sovereign Hill characters will be handing out their famous Raspberry drops.
  • Collect your free merchandise from People’s Choice. 

 

Free donuts at the TAC ‘Donut Disturb’ vans

Visit one of the TAC ‘Donut Disturb’ vans and simply switch on your ‘Do not Disturb’ phone function and receive a FREE* Donut.  The ‘Donut Disturb’ is an extension of the Toward Zero strategy to raise awareness on road safety. (*while stocks last).

 

ON-FIELD ENTERTAINMENT

Live Music

Pre-game live music by Steven Clark pre-game and at half-time.  

Steven Clark has been singing and performing in venues around Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne for the last 6 years. With a strong influence from Ed Sheeran he uses a loop pedal to create multi-layered tracks on the spot with other influences including Passenger, Incubus, Pete Murray, Matchbox 20, The 1975, Damien Rice, and Craig David to name a few and plays a wide range of genres from rap, rock, reggae, pop, as well as many of the classics.

TAC Kick to Win

TAC will be providing 3 lucky fans, selected from the crowd pre match to come onto the field at ¼ time where they will be blindfolded, spun around and have the chance to kick for goal to each win a VISA Card.

Free Big Macs

McDonalds Ballarat are back for Rd 23 and if the Bulldogs win the game, Macca’s will give everyone who attends the game a FREE* Big Mac!

PLUS They will have 2 GWV Rebels players taking to the field at ¾ time to see if they can kick a football into the giant McCafe coffee cup to win $500 each!  If they gets it in, they will donate their $500 to Ronald McDonald House and once again it will be FREE* Big Macs all round. 

(*If either player kicks into the giant cup and / OR if Bulldogs Win - fans can redeem their FREE Big Mac by presenting their membership or game day ticket until Monday 26th August at McDonald’s Ballarat Sturt Street, Bacchus Marsh, Bakery Hill, Ballan, Lucas, Sebastopol and Wendouree.  One Big Mac per person.) 

 

 

  

 


Address: 725 Creswick Road, Wendouree, VIC 3350

Parking

Hundreds of parking spaces are available at the new Ballarat Sports Events Centre, C.E Brown Reserve and surrounding ovals. These parking spaces can be accessed from Norman and Dowling Streets, giving patrons access to the Mars Stadium gates via a short walk.

Additional on-street parking will be available for drivers in Howitt and Norman Streets, as well as Creswick Road (north of Norman Street).

Weather permitting, Broadhead Area will also be accessible via Creswick Road.

Drivers are reminded the North Ballarat Sports Club car park is only available for permit passes, including accessible parking permit holders. All other traffic will be directed to park at one of the other designated parking areas.

A drop-off and pick-up zone will also be set up directly outside Gate 2 on Creswick Road.

Park and Ride bus service
The location of the Park and Ride service has moved to Doveton Street North, just around the corner from the Midlands Golf Club.

From 12pm, buses will depart the bus stops on Doveton Street north and travel to Mars Stadium, continuing on a 20-minute loop until approximately 1.40pm.
Return services will operate from approximately 3pm, and are expected to operate until all patrons have left.

Drivers are encouraged to utilise the on-street parking on Doveton Street North, by the Ballarat Cemetery and Ballarat North Splash Park.


Shuttle bus to and from the Ballarat Railway Station

A shuttle bus will depart Ballarat Railway Station Bus Terminal and travel to Mars Stadium on game day.
The shuttle bus will meet patrons arriving on the 11.40am, 12.40pm and 1.40pm trains.

From 3pm, a return shuttle will depart Mars Stadium and drop passengers off in Sturt Street opposite the Ballarat Town Hall.

This shuttle service is expected to continue until all patrons have left Mars Stadium.

Taxis
Taxis are available in Creswick Road.  

 

Our friendly membership staff will be located in the Membership Club Hub located outside Gate 1.

 

Tickets for the match have officially sold out

Due to high demand, and the capacity of Mars Stadium, no further tickets will be released for sale and no general admission membership scans or public tickets will be available for purchase on match-day.

Ballarat Supporter Group

Western Bulldogs supporters are welcome to attend a Ballarat Supporter Group function on Saturday 24th August, prior to the Bulldogs v Crows clash at Mars Stadium.
The event will include the opportunity to mingle with Western Bulldogs coaching staff, players and past players.*

Venue: Royal Oak Hotel
Address: 402 South Street, Ballarat Central
Date: Saturday 24th of August, 2019.
Time: 6:30pm onwards

To RSVP, please contact Ray Neville on 0407 884 023 or rayn@y7mail.com

*guests subject to change

 

There will be a range of food trucks, bars and coffee stands located around the stadium plus tables and seating at the southern end of the stadium near Gate 2.  

 

 
  

Where can I buy supporter merchandise?

Purchase your Bulldogs merchandise outside Gate 1 at Mars Stadium. 

 

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