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  • Saturday 24 June, 1300SMILES Stadium
    Brought to you by Ribs and Rumps!

    12pm   Gates open & Summer Members Bar opens
    • Captains' Corner (north-east corner) interactive zone, 12pm-3pm
    • Free kids amusements (south-east corner), 12pm-4pm
    • Park & Ride shuttle bus starts from Thuringowa Drive
    • 50-50 charity raffle tickets on sale around the grounds
    12.05pm   Laurie Spina Shield final
    12.45pm   NYC Cowboys v Panthers
    2.20pm   Pre-game show, hosted by 4TOFM's Minty & Caroline 'Caro' Tahana!
    • National Anthem, performed by Alice Roper
    • Shine Lawyers Super Sofa Upgrade
    • Toyota pass the ball comp
    • Macca's family dinner box giveaway
    • Spirit cheersquad perform, thanks to Ribs & Rumps!
    3pm   NRL Cowboys v Panthers
    Half time • Laurie Spina Shield 'Fastest Feet' relay
    • QCCU's "Bring home the bacon" comp
    • Westfund Hero of the Week
    • Townsville Bulletin Kiss Cam
    Full time   No BMD Full Time Field Time this game
    5.20pm   Summer Members Bar closes
    Until late   Kick on at the Cowboys Leagues Club for the official post-match function!

    Match day sponsor: Balloon giveaways at the Northern & Western gates, on-field activities and your chance to win a $100 Ribs and Rumps voucher! 

    Gavin Cooper – 250 NRL games: Our inspirational co-captain Johnathan Thurston's 300th NRL game and 271st Cowboys game will sadly have to wait, with JT ruled out for the rest of the season. Gavin Cooper is in line to run on for his 250th NRL game – help us wish him well!   

    Laurie Spina Shield: All the excitement of the annual Under-11s Laurie Spina Shield – carnival final curtain-raiser, NRL guard of honour, and the spectacle of the Fastest Feet relay as 64 teams compete at half time, thanks to Fantastic Furniture! 

    50-50 charity raffle: Get your 50-50 raffle tickets at the gate and around the grounds – your chance to take home 50% of the proceeds in a random draw, with 50% going to the Cowboys Community Foundation! Winner announced during NRL second half >>> more info

    Macca's family dinner box giveaway: One family on the Macca's Hill (northern) will win a family dinner box (for participating restaurants in Townsville, Ayr, Charters Towers and Ingham). 

    LGIAsuper Community Hub: Welcome to the Department of Communities, Child Safety & Disability Services! Plus, join up as an LGIAsuper Howdy Club member for your awesome Howdy Hat, plus scan your Howdy Club card for your Cowboys thunderstick!

    Summer Members Bar (south-west corner): Open 12pm-5.20pm – live entertainment, free WiFi and great prizes – JLT Captains' Lounge tickets, 20 double passes for Cowboys v Warriors and go in the draw to win 8 tickets to the XXXX Saloon in Round 24. Plus, complete the entry form for your chance to win an NRL grand final trip for 4! Show your 2017 Cowboys membership card for entry.

    2017 membership on sale! Sign up at the membership tent (outside Summer Members Bar, 12pm-3pm). 2017 members – visit us at the Northern ticket box or membership tent for any enquiries about your membership.

    Captains' Corner: Free FUN in our Cowboys interactive zone – photo booth, activities and game day comp! North-east corner, 12pm-3pm.

    Coke offer: Buy a Coke Zero at any of the drink outlets at 1300SMILES Stadium and get your free Coke No Sugar sample!

    Free kids amusements: Fun and games located in the south-east corner 12pm-4pm, thanks to Amusements Plus! 

    Cowboys Supporters Team: Get your doubles from inside the entrance gates!

    Social media screen: Tag your game day tweets or Instagram pics #NRLCowboysPanthers or #ridemcowboys and you could be on the big screen! Members, tag your membership photo/video and membership number #BelieveBelong to show your membership pride!

    Around the grounds – for our members: Diamond/Platinum Star NRL guard of honour, Junior Star member running on with the team and our member birthday-gram – it could be you! 

    Cowboys Team Shop – game day special: Keep your eyes on the big screen for this week's game day special, available only at the merch stands on game night. >>> Merch stand locations

    Field of Dreams: Althea Projects, thanks to Southern Cross Austereo!

    Sponsor segments: Townsville Bulletin Kiss Cam, Toyota Camry Couch, Shine Super Sofa Upgrade, Westfund Hero of the Week, QCCU's "Bring home the bacon" comp, Skytrans safety message, Macca's family box giveaway.

    Game day comp: Thanks to the Cowboys Leagues Club – enter at Captains' Corner for your chance to WIN this week's game day comp prize!

    UBET Express: Please note that the UBET Express mobile betting van will not be available at 1300SMILES Stadium for Cowboys v Panthers.

    Shine marquee: Pick up your free rally towel at the Shine Lawyers marquee, located outside Summer Members Bar (Western grandstand, southern corner), thanks to our friends at Shine!

    Cheerleaders perform! Cheersport NQ and the Cowboys Spirit perform, thanks to Ribs & Rumps!

    Fun & games: Amusements Plus south-east corner, Cowboys push-up boys and mascots Bluey, Miss Moo, Impi, Crackles, Ziggy and Tavi.

    Corporate areas: Contact Dean Payne for service times in corporate areas and departure times for corporate buses – phone 0439 716 997.

    BMD Full Time Field Time: Please note that there is no Full Time Field Time for Cowboys v Panthers.

    Official post-match function: The Cowboys Leagues Club is the social home of the Cowboys and venue for the official Cowboys post-match function – catch the Sunbus back to the club after the game to see the players!

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      Ticketek is the official ticketing provider for Cowboys home games at 1300SMILES Stadium*
    CALL CENTRE   Tel 132 849
    IN PERSON - local agencies   1300SMILES Stadium, Cowboys Leagues Club, Stockland Townsville, Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville Civic Theatre, Stockland Cairns >>> Locations & opening hours
    MEMBER DISCOUNT   Members receive 10% off single game tickets all season (maximum of four tickets per member, per game).

    *The official ticketing provider for North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home games at 1300SMILES Stadium is Ticketek. Tickets purchased through non-official vendors or individuals cannot be authenticated, exchanged or refunded by the Cowboys, Ticketek or Stadiums Queensland. Members and fans are advised to purchase match tickets through Ticketek to avoid disappointment or financial disadvantage that may occur as a result of a transaction made through a non-official third party. Please note that ticket scalping is an offence, based on legislation designed to allow genuine fans a fair and equitable opportunity to purchase tickets to events at 1300SMILES Stadium – visit the Stadiums Queensland website for more information: memberships, both ticketed and non-ticketed options, are sold exclusively through the Cowboys membership team (via Ticketek e-commerce platform) and its nominated agent, Cowboys Leagues Club.

    *Please note that a child is classed as 5 to 15 years inclusive. Concession cards accepted at 1300SMILES Stadium are Aged, TPI, Service Pensions and student ID cards. Limited to one seat per concession card held and ID with proof of entitlement must be produced. Family pass consists of two adults and two children. 

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    CAR PARKING: Please note that car parks at 1300SMILES Stadium for all 2017 home games – excluding Round 24, Cowboys v Sharks – have sold out. Access to car parks will be via pre-purchased car park pass only. Please show your pass at stadium car park entry points off Golf Links Drive.

    PARKING CONTROL: For details on parking control, please visit

    PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Please check timetables and plan your journey ahead! 

    • A free Park & Ride shuttle bus will operate between Thuringowa Drive (opposite council chambers) and 1300SMILES Stadium. Park your car and catch the free shuttle bus to and from the stadium. For more information, please visit

    • Sunbus: Visit for route and timetable information.

    CORPORATE BUS: Complimentary buses for the Cowboys Leagues Club's post-match function available after NRL full time – refer to your corporate game day update for details.

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    Location: 1300SMILES Stadium, Golf Links Drive, Kirwan

    Entrances: Stadium entry via pre-purchased ticket will be available via all venue entrances, which are situated on all sides of 1300SMILES Stadium – Western, Northern, Eastern and Southern gates.

    Bag check: 1300SMILES Stadium would like to remind patrons attending NRL matches in 2017 that event day procedures will include 100% bag checks upon entry. To avoid delays, arrive early and only bring a bag if necessary. Please remain vigilant and if you see anything suspicious or of concern, report it immediately to security or the 1300SMILES Stadium customer service staff located throughout the venue in red or blue shirts. 1300SMILES Stadium continues to work closely with the Queensland Police Service and will act on their advice regarding security procedures.

    Conditions of entry: Visit for full conditions of entry.

    Food & beverages: Patrons are permitted to bring certain home-prepared food and beverage items into the venue for personal consumption >>> list of permitted and restricted items

    VIP entry: Take advantage of the dedicated VIP entry point at the Western gate for 2017 sponsors, corporate members and individual members!

    Commercial outlets: Commercial food and beverage outlets operate within the stadium precinct for your comfort and convenience – please contact 1300SMILES Stadium for information.

    Member enquiries: See the Cowboys membership team located at the Northern ticket window or outside Summer Members Bar (Western forecourt).

    Venue enquiries: Stadiums Queensland's venue staff (including seat ushers) are located throughout the stadium – please direct any enquiries regarding seating or amenities to these team members. Alternatively, Stadiums Queensland's game day office is located at the south-west corner of the stadium.

    Flags & banners: Banners are permitted entry at 1300SMILES Stadium and can be used inside the venue under specific conditions >>> Flags & banners – conditions of use

    Fan code of conduct: The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys would like all game attendees to enjoy the excitement and atmosphere of game days at 1300SMILES Stadium. All patrons are encouraged to respect the rights of others by displaying proper etiquette – management reserve the right to remove patrons from the stadium who do not comply with the code >>> Cowboys fan code of conduct