On Sunday 25 April at Aussie Stadium, General Peter Cosgrove, AC MC, Chief of the Defence Force will present the inaugural ANZAC Day trophy sponsored by the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust and Aussie Home Loans to the winning team of the 2004 ANZAC Day NRL match.
The game between the Roosters and the Dragons is in its third year as the Telstra Premiership?s official Anzac Day match. It has become a prestigious event acknowledging past players who served in the war, along with current serving representatives of the armed forces.
With tradition playing a big part in the success of this event, the Trust and the NRL felt that it was deserving of a perpetual trophy to annually commemorate ANZAC Day.
It is expected the two previous crowds of 20,588 and 26,014 in 2002 and 2003 respectively will be exceeded on Sunday, with both teams coming off notable wins last weekend.
Coincidently the Roosters and Dragons will start the game having won one Anzac Day match each, both by the same margin of 24-20.
Gates open at 12.30pm with the first game starting at 1pm. The main game kicks off at 3pm.
Shuttle buses will run from Easts Leagues Club in Spring Street to Aussie Stadium with other shuttle services departing from Chalmers Street near Central Station.
For more information please contact Ms KAREN GREGA, General Manager, Marketing & Media Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust Tel: (02) 9380 0317 or Mobile 0418 965 936
TICKETING INFORMATION DRAGONS V ROOSTERS AUSSIE STADIUM ? ANZAC DAY CUP
Due to the large amount of spectators expected to attend the Dragons V Roosters traditional Anzac Day match, we strongly encourage all Dragons Red V Members and supporters to pre-purchase tickets to avoid delays at the gates on the day. Tickets may be purchased through any Ticketek agency, online at www.ticketek.com.au or via the Ticketek Call Centre on (02) 9266-4800.
Red V Members who are season ticket holders at Oki Jubilee Stadium are entitled to attend this match as part of their Red V Membership package. As Oki Jubilee Stadium and Aussie Stadium have different operating turnstiles, you will need to acquire an Aussie Stadium ticket to gain access on the day.
If you are a Red V Ticketing Member for Sydney based games ? to claim your Anzac Day ticket visit the Dragons staff located inside the Cricket Centre Terrace at Aussie Stadium on Sunday. The Cricket Centre Terrace is located on the right hand side walking up the main venue entrance off Driver Avenue. To minimize the queuing on the day we strongly encourage Red V Members to arrive early. The ticket collection point will be open from 12:00pm so come early and enjoy your day.
To accommodate the anticipated crowd (estimated at 30,000) the Dragons and the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust will open all box offices at 12:00pm on Sunday. An additional six box office windows have been added and will also open from 12:00pm at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
For your information:-
Gates open - 12.30pm Premier League Kick-off - 1.00pm NRL Anzac Day clash kicks off - 3.00pmLike