Bulldogs bringing fans closer to the

Responding to feedback from supporters the Bulldogs will bring fans closer to the action and trial a new 'Field of Play' ticket category for their match against the Parramatta Eels at the Sydney Showground next Friday night (16 August).

Situated just 20 metres from the sideline on the eastern side of the Showground, the Field of Play area will hold 1000 people with standing room only and will run the entire length of the General Admission grand stand.

The area will be alcohol free and anybody purchasing a ticket will be advised that children may have sight-line difficulties. Viewing platforms will also be contained within the area to improve the outlook. Tickets are $17 and are only available through the Bulldogs Football office (details below). The introduction of the Field of Play category has the support of security and Police who will both have a strong presence in the area.

Bulldogs operations manager Grant Mayer says the trial of the 'Field of Play' ticket category comes in response to feedback received from supporters over several months.

"Fans have been telling us they want to be closer to the action and we're taking them there. We want to make the Showground as spectator friendly as possible and now in this area they should be close enough to hear and almost feel what is happening on the ground," Mr Mayer said.

Tickets for the remainder of the General Admission area remain at $13 for an adult and $8 for a child. People wanting to sit with supporters from their own side are advised to pre book in Bay 202 in the reserved section or arrive early for their choice of location in the general admission area.

With a quarter of the seats already sold for the Parramatta game on August 16, supporters are strongly advised to pre-purchase tickets through Ticketek on 9266 4800. Field of Play tickets are available only through the Bulldogs Football Office, Belmore Sports Ground or by contacting 9789 2922.