Bundaberg NRL Trial Game Information
Bundaberg NRL Trial Game Information
Everything you need to know about attending the NRL Trial Game
Are you ready for the most anticipated NRL event to hit Bundaberg? Final preparations are underway at Salter Oval for the Bunaberg NRL Trial Game. Bundaberg is busy preparing to welcome last year’s NRL grand finalists, the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know if you are attending.
The event has a full program, designed to keep you entertained throughout the day and into the night.
12 noon – Gates Open
2pm – Under 16’s Bundaberg -v- Fraser Coast GAME CANCELLED
3:30pm – Bundaberg Represenative side -v- Capras
6:30pm – Broncos -v- Cowboys
Thanks to Bundaberg Rum, a ‘Big Screen’ will play through the day, offering a real NRL Stadium experiences, including instant replays.
Greg Eden, Marion Seve, Jordan Kahu, Aaron Whitchurch, Kodi Nikorima, Ben Hunt, Jarrod Wallace, Travis Waddell, Josh McGuire, Herman Ese’ese, Matt Gillett, Corey Parker, Joe Boyce, George Fai, Salesi Funaki, Anthony Milford, Alex Barr, Jayden Berrell, Brett Greinke, Jaydyn S’ua.
Jahrome Hughes, Linc Port, Mosese Pangai, Shaun Hudon, Jack Creith, Kyle Laybutt, Cooper Bambling, Ben Hannant , Josh Chudleigh, Scott Bolton, Reece Martin, Patrick Mago, Ben Spina, Sam Hoare, Braden Uele, Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, Brandon Smith, Patrick Kaufusi, Ty Carucci.
Now down to the practical stuff:
There is going to be between 7,500 and 8,000 people attending this event………..it is going to take longer to get there and find a park than it does for regular weekend footy games. Gates will open at 12 noon and I encourage anyone going to be prepared for extra traffic and to leave home early. It should not be as bad as what was experienced with the Monster Trucks event last year as there is more than one road in…….but still something to keep in mind.
There will be no onsite parking available at Salter Oval. Bundaberg Rugby League has engaged the assistance of local bus companies to do pick up and drop offs.
There will be three routes, beginning from 11am through to 12:30pm.
Return trips 9pm –10:30pm
First stop- Brothers Sports Club/Old Bunnings carpark
Second stop- Sugarland Shopping Centre
Third stop- Salter Oval
First stop – Post Office Bus stop
Second stop- Salter Oval.
First stop- Bundaberg East School
-This route will then travel along Que-Hee Street and down Walker Street until it reaches Takalvin Street.
Pick-ups will be made anywhere along this stretch.
$3 single fair | $12 family of 4
The main entrance will be located in White Street.
Food and Drinks:
There will be a range of food vendors on site during the event catering from hot chips and pies to Asian cuisine and pizza. You can take water with you as long as it is unopened bottled water. See the map below for the location of the food and drink vendors.
There will be designated licensed areas to consume alcohol. See the map below for where these areas will be located. As this is a family event anyone found consuming alcohol in the alcohol-free zones will be in breach of the Liquor Licencing Act. All bars will close approximately 15 minutes before the end of the main game.
Toilets, Smoking Area, First Aid Tents
Toilets will be found in 4 locations around the stadium. There will be 2 designated smoking areas and 2 first aid tents. Please see the plan below to find where you may access these areas.
Prohibited and Acceptable Items:
All bags will be checked upon entry. Please save yourself the disappointment of being refused entry by making sure you don’t have any of the prohibited items as listed below.
- eskys, chilly bins or coolers
- camping/deck chairs
- firecrackers or anything that goes BANG!
- anything that can be used as a weapon, including pocket knives.
- sealed bottled water
- cushions/picnic rugs
- glow sticks
- banners, pom poms
If the weather is fine make sure you are sun smart. Many attending before the main game will be exposed to the full afternoon sun. Everyone is encouraged to bring along hats, sunscreen and to wear appropriate clothing.
If it rains you won’t melt! A little rain won’t hurt you, but a flying brolly can! Do not bring UMBRELLAS, instead bring a stylish poncho, a towel to sit on and a tarp if you have one!
If you have standing tickets
The entire grounds are flat. For this reason, there are minimum standing only tickets in various areas around the stadium to ensure over crowding will not be an issue. While the games are on you will have to remain standing to watch. The organisers have taken great care to ensure that the amount of space people have in these areas will give you as much visual opportunity as possible. You will be free to roam around to the food venues/bars etc so you may be able to have a bit of a sit down there in between games.
I hope everyone attending has a great time and don’t forget to be sun safe. If you would like to know anything else about attending the Bundaberg NRL Trial game let us know in the comments below and we will see what we can find out for you.
The Bundaberg NRL Trial game will be held:
When: 6th February
Time: gates open 12 noon, games 2pm, 3:30pm and main game 6:30pm
Where: Salter Oval
Tickets: online HERE
Parking: none available on site, see bus options above or street parking.
This event is proudly brought to you by Bundaberg Rugby League and supported by Bundaberg Broadcasters, Bundaberg Region Rising and Bundaberg Rum.