Queensland Country Bank Stadium will welcome up to 2,000 people under COVID-19 restrictions for the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys' clash with the Knights this Saturday.
This will be a trial run for the stadium before the limit can potentially lift to 6,359 people, or 25% of Queensland Country Bank Stadium's capacity, as announced by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Sunday.
Tickets for Saturday's game will be allocated to full season members, sponsors, corporate members, players' families and Cowboys staff from within this 2,000-capacity limit.
Single game tickets for casual buyers will not be available for this match, including via official ticketing agency Ticketmaster either online, in person at agencies or at the gates on game day.
With almost 7,000 full season members in 2020, the Cowboys have developed a ballot system for allocation of available tickets that rewards the club's loyal full season members.
Here's how the full season member ballot works:
- Each full season member has the opportunity to register two names for two tickets – both must be full season members. Members will have received an email from the club on Monday morning with full details on how to register.
- Registrations for the ballot close at 5pm, Tuesday 23 June.
- Members will be chosen randomly from the registrations via an independent platform, with seats to be randomly allocated and not based on their existing 2020 seats or grandstand.
- Successful members will receive an email from the club on Thursday 25 June with information regarding seats, tickets, transport and social distancing requirements.
Full season members with queries on the ballot should contact the membership team on 1300 462 692 (option 1) or email email@example.com.
This process of ticket allocation applies only for Saturday's home game, with the club to communicate details for Cowboys v Roosters (Thursday 9 July) at a later date.
Corporate members will be contacted directly by the corporate team in relation to their access to tickets for this game.
The club is working closely with Stadiums Queensland, the NRL and Queensland Health to implement health and safety measures to protect everyone in the venue.
While a regular Cowboys game-day is usually packed with entertainment, safety restrictions mean there will be no on-field entertainment, precinct activations or merchandise on sale, with a limited number of concession outlets open for food and beverages.
Entry will be restricted to patrons with pre-allocated 2020 season relaunch tickets for Round 7 only.
The match kicks off at 3pm and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Telstra NRL Pass.