Match Day Guide: Sydney Derby

Plan ahead for tomorrow night's blockbuster Sydney Derby at Bankwest Stadium!

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THE WANDERER MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

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Top Tips:

  • Plan to arrive early and pre-purchase your tickets online before the game.
  • Download and share your tickets with your group prior to arriving at the venue.
  • To ensure a smooth entry, please leave large bags at home.
  • STAY HOME if you are sick, feeling unwell or have been in contact with someone awaiting COVID-19 test


Transport:

  • Fans are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time.
  • Drive with your group and use the nearby car parks in Parramatta CBD within walking distance of Bankwest Stadium. Allow extra travel time as traffic may be heavy. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.
  • When catching public transport, plan ahead at transportnsw.info and allow extra time. Trains run regularly to Parramatta Station which is a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Buses also run regularly to the interchange at Parramatta Station and some services make stops outside the stadium on O’Connell St. 
  • Planned weekend trackwork is taking place on the T1 Western and T2 Inner West & Leppington Line with buses replacing trains between Lidcombe and Strathfield during the event. Allow extra time as you may need to change for another train or a rail replacement bus. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner.
  • It’s mandatory to wear a face mask when travelling on services in Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong areas from 5pm Thursday 6 May until 12.01am Monday 10 May. You can also check real-time capacity indicators when planning your trip or boarding services. Remember you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling to and from the event on public transport. Register your details via the Opal website or app ahead of time.
  • Roads around the stadium may close at the end of the game to allow crowds to safely leave the precinct so be patient and follow the directions of traffic controllers and Police. If you’re travelling home by taxi or ride share choose a pick up location away from the stadium. Keep in mind if you’re catching buses home after the game that buses will use different stops nearby if road closures are in place so check signs at stops.
  • Additional measures and staff will be in place around transport hubs and the stadium to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the event so please be patient, practise physical distancing while in queues and follow the directions of staff on site.


PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK BEFORE GAME AND AFTER GAME DAY IN PARRAMATTA
Brought to you by the City of Parramatta

Bankwest Stadium brings fans closer to the action in Parramatta and we’ve got you sorted for all your pre-post game drinks needs. Whether it’s a quick schooner before the game or a longer session after the match, check out the best Parramatta has to offer next time your team is in town. 

Bayti

Discover a little piece of the Middle East!! Located 5 minutes from Bankwest Stadium – Bayti is the perfect location for Dinner. There are plenty of homemade sharing starters as well as Bayti ‘s Signature 12 hour lamb shoulder to be shared with friends. 

Novotel Parramatta

If you're planning on driving to the Game, stop by Novotel Parramatta. They are offering FREE parking when you spend $50 in food and beverage at 350 Restaurant & Lounge. Only available on Game Days, you and your mates can enjoy a pre-game feast with a mouth-watering meat platter for $39 and wash it down with $20 beer buckets. Just be sure to check the website to book ahead

Uncle Kurt's

Parramatta’s first-ever small bar nabbed Time Out’s Neighbourhood Bar of the Year in 2018 with very good reason. Located under the City Centre carpark, Uncle Kurts is all New York aesthetic, wicked cocktails, and yummy, satisfying food. Don’t go past the Reuben sandwich for soaking up all those pre or post-game nerves. 

Club Parramatta

Just minutes walking distance from Bankwest Stadium and Parramatta Station, is the incredible Club Parramatta. Overlooking Parramatta Park, its wall-to-wall windows and spacious outdoor terrace make it a great place for lunch, an afternoon drink or dinner after the game. Their Footy Fever menu offers a delicious burger, fries and drink combo for $20 from Thursday to Sunday for dinner. 

Alex & Co

For a great vibe, smooth tunes, and an excellent selection of drinks ALEX&Co. has you covered. Their 7 days a week Happy Hour is the perfect pit stop before the game, $5 wines, $5 schooners and $10 cocktails from 3pm-6pm. Pizzas are a great option for a pre-game feed at just $10 each – and if you’re into sharing a $20 cocktail jug is excellent value too. 

The Crown Hotel

This pub is a lively local favourite, close to Parramatta Station, with a big basic bar and outstanding pub grub. The multi-storey venue includes a huge range of sports screens, making it great for hanging out with mates before or after a game. The staff are excellent here and the portion sizes are huge if you’re looking for a decent meal as well as a drink. 

Parramatta League's Club

Parramatta Leagues Club welcomes members and visitors to celebrate Game Days with them with their variety of event day menus and eating spots. From The Bistro, to K's Noodle Bar, to Sterlo's Sports Bar and the Coffee Spot, there's something to suit all tastes. Everyone can avoid the crowds and enjoy free Event Day parking at the Club before 3.29pm and Parramatta Leagues members can get $15 parking after 3.30pm. 

Nick & Nora's

Bringing the glamour and decadence of post-prohibition soirees to the modern day, this is a place where you’ll really want to settle in for a post-game eve of drinks and canapes. The cocktails at Nick & Nora’s are next level, the champers is cold, and the view from the 26th floor of V by Crown is totally spectacular. 

The Albion Hotel

The Albion Hotel is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and a cool drink before or after a game. It’s well known for its vibrant atmosphere, and modern sports bar. Every Sunday from 4pm you can chill out with a shisha in the roomy beer garden too. They always play the games live and loud here, so if you’re having just too much fun with your crew you can enjoy the game with some delicious food while the beers keep flowing. 

The Commerical Hotel

Complete with a huge courtyard and copper beer tanks, the Commercial Hotel is your fair dinkum local which caters for everyone and is a great option for a pre or post-match pick-me-up. You can enjoy a $15 pizza at the weekends and they have other food and drink offers throughout the week. The beer garden here is really cruisy, they have a great bistro full of your favourite comfort food, and the prices are always reasonable.

PARKROYAL Parramatta

Just a short 10 minute walk to Bankwest Stadium, PARKROYAL Parramatta is a great place to celebrate before or after the game. BAR 30 Bistro's relaxing indoor or outdoor setting, delicious food and cocktail menu makes it the perfect place to unwind, catch up with friends or unpack the outcome out the match with friends and family. If you're feeling fancy, the TABLE 30 restaurant offers a three-course set menu with gourmet Australian produce and a welcome drink on arrival. They often have special offers on for game days too so keep an eye on the special offers page on their website. 



PRECINCT

  • Bankwest Stadium's Food Village
  • Motion Sports
  • Wanderers Shop
  • McDonald's Arch
  • Foosball
  • Dart Ball
  • Soccer Cage
  • EISS Super Arch
  • DJ